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The Difference Between Holland and the Netherlands

The Difference Between Holland and the Netherlands

Daven Hiskey August 21, 2014 0

This is a video from CGP Grey. If you’re a fan of TodayIFoundOut, I guarantee you’re going to love his YouTube channel, unless you just hate videos that is. (He also has a good

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Weekly Wrap Volume 51

Weekly Wrap Volume 51

Daven Hiskey August 16, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Greatest Practical Joke of the 19th Century, the Berners Street Hoax The year was 1809.

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What Causes a Hangover

What Causes a Hangover

Daven Hiskey August 14, 2014 0

Today I found out what causes a hangover. There are several things that contribute to hangovers, but one of the principal factors is simple dehydration.  Alcohol has a dehydrating effect by inhibiting the release

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How Picking Your Soulmate and Picking the Cleanest Toilet at a Public Event in the Fewest Tries Has the Same Optimal Solution

How Picking Your Soulmate and Picking the Cleanest Toilet at a Public Event in the Fewest Tries Has the Same Optimal Solution

Daven Hiskey August 12, 2014 0

This is a video from the very talented Brady Haran who, among other channels, produces phenomenal videos such as this one over at Numberphile, which you can subscribe to here. You can also follow

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The Greatest Practical Joke of the 19th Century

The Greatest Practical Joke of the 19th Century

Daven Hiskey August 11, 2014 0

Today I found out about the greatest practical jokes of the 19th century, the Berners Street Hoax.The year was 1809. Famed English author, Theodore Hook, made a bet with one of his close friends,

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Weekly Wrap Volume 50

Weekly Wrap Volume 50

Daven Hiskey August 9, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Why the French-Founded Notre Dame School’s Athletic Teams are the “Fighting Irish” When the green and

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Weekly Wrap Volume 49

Weekly Wrap Volume 49

Daven Hiskey August 3, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Why Does Chemotherapy Make Your Hair Fall Out? Most cells in the human body divide using

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You Actually Use All of Your Brain, Not 10%

You Actually Use All of Your Brain, Not 10%

Daven Hiskey July 31, 2014 0

Myth: You only use 10% of your brain. Over the years, the myth that you only use about 10% of your brain has been widely spread with the source of this myth often falsely

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10 Myths Dispelled

10 Myths Dispelled

Daven Hiskey July 31, 2014 0

This is a video from CGP Grey. If you’re a fan of TodayIFoundOut, I guarantee you’re going to love his YouTube channel, unless you just hate videos that is. (He also has a good

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Weekly Wrap Volume 48

Weekly Wrap Volume 48

Daven Hiskey July 27, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. What Ever Happened to Confederate President Jefferson Davis? Jefferson Davis was attending a Sunday church service

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What is a Kudo, as in “Kudos to You”?

What is a Kudo, as in “Kudos to You”?

Daven Hiskey July 25, 2014 1

First, it should be noted that “kudos” is not the plural form of “kudo”, so a “kudo” was once technically nothing. However, because so many people in the last century, mainly in the United

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Why 1 is Not a Prime

Why 1 is Not a Prime

Daven Hiskey July 23, 2014 0

You may have been taught that the number 1 is a prime number, but Dr. James Grime and Brady Haran from Numberphile are here to show you why this isn’t the case. For more

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Weekly Wrap Volume 47

Weekly Wrap Volume 47

Daven Hiskey July 19, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The “Witch of Wall Street” Long before the likes of Warren Buffet, Hetty Green dominated Wall

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The First Commercially Successfull Video Game was Meant as a Training Exercise and Wasn’t Intended to Be Released

The First Commercially Successfull Video Game was Meant as a Training Exercise and Wasn’t Intended to Be Released

Daven Hiskey July 17, 2014 0

Today I found out “Pong” was originally meant only as a training exercise for a new gaming developer at Atari, Allan Alcorn, and wasn’t intended to be released as a consumer product. When Alcorn

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Who Invented the Sporting Wave?

Who Invented the Sporting Wave?

Daven Hiskey July 15, 2014 3

Karla asks: Who invented the Mexican wave? The wave, also generally known as the “Mexican wave” outside of the United States, was the brain-child of the longest continuously active professional cheerleader (41 years and

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Why a Phone Number Pad is Laid Out Like It Is

Why a Phone Number Pad is Laid Out Like It Is

Daven Hiskey July 14, 2014 1

This is a video by video journalist Brady Haran. For more great videos like this, be sure to subscribe to Brady’s great Youtube channel Numberphile. Also, don’t forget to check out TodayIFoundOut’s YouTube channel here,

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The “Witch of Wall Street”

The “Witch of Wall Street”

Daven Hiskey July 14, 2014 3

Long before the likes of Warren Buffet, Hetty Green dominated Wall Street through extremely shrewd investing, frugality, and exploiting the lax investment rules of her age, managing to amass one of the greatest fortunes

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Weekly Wrap Volume 46

Weekly Wrap Volume 46

Daven Hiskey July 12, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Why There is Braille on Drive-Thru ATM Machines Mainly, it is because it is required by

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