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The pirate problem

“5 pirates board a ship, find a chest full of gold coins, and must agree on a fair way to split it. The junior pirates must propose a split, but face being thrown overboard if it’s rejected by the senior […]

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My 90’s TV!

“Go back to the 1990’s via this nostalgic TV simulator and relive the original ads, music videos, movie trailers, shows and more!” | learn more

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Zone of Death

In a remote corner of Yellowstone National park there’s an area where all US laws may be unenforceable. | learn more

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Diamond hands and paper hands

I learned some new stock trader lingo this week. “The slang phrases paper hands and diamond hands are used to describe the risk appetite of other stock traders.” | learn more

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Physical attractiveness bias in the legal system

A painstaking analysis of 27 studies, neatly summarized with key takeaways up top. “When I started looking into this subject, I predicted a person’s physical attractiveness would only have minor advantages. I was wrong. In fact, I was so wrong, […]

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The faces of liberals and conservatives consistently differ

Machine learning is at it again… “Political orientation was correctly classified in 72% of liberal–conservative face pairs, remarkably better than chance (50%), human accuracy (55%), or one afforded by a 100-item personality questionnaire (66%).” | learn more

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What’s liquid breathing?

I’ve been exploring the Clubhouse app this week and found myself in a room dedicated to space exploration. Someone mentioned liquid breathing. I hadn’t heard of it before. It’s as crazy as it sounds. “Liquid breathing is a form of […]

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52 things learned in 2020

This is such a great list of fun facts that I refuse to dilute it with additional fun facts this week. I guarantee you will learn something by clicking. | learn more