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Someone told me that if there are 20 people in a room, theres a 50/50 chance that two of them will have the same birthday. How can that be?&This phenomenon actually has a name -- it is called the birthday paradox , and it turns out it is useful in several different areas (for example, cryptography and hashing algorithms ).
Human World The women of the Tiwi tribe in the South Pacific are married at birth. When Albert Einstein died, his final words died with him.
This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list pertains to current, widely held, erroneous ideas and beliefs about notable topics which have been reported by reliable sources. Each has been discussed in published literature, as has its topic area and the facts concerning it.
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Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it. There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want. We can't vouch for any of these, either their effectiveness or safety. All we can say is that they sound awesome, since apparently you can make your brain... Think You Got a Good Night's Sleep (After Only Two Hours of Actual Sleep)
Solipsism ( i / ˈ s ɒ l ɨ p s ɪ z əm / ; from Latin solus , meaning "alone", and ipse , meaning "self") is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind is sure to exist. As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one's own mind is unsure.
Guest lecturer Professor David Lummus discusses Purgatory XXIV-XXVI.
Description Overview of modern scientific cosmology, including discussion of stars, the Milky Way galaxy, black holes, dark matter, the big bang, and evidence for our current understanding of the universe.
A yacht was traveling in the south Pacific when the crew came across a weird sight. Look at these photos and try to imagine the thrill of experiencing this phenomenon. NO!!!!
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If you've read No More Dirty Looks , or our blog , you know my co-author Alexandra and I are fond of oils , and coconut oil in particular because it’s an amazing and cost-saving multitasker that has lots of qualities to recommend it.
While Nigeria’s 401 scammers may have written the book on West African internet fraud, their shtick looks like Compuserve compared to what’s going on in Ghana. Unsatisfied with the meager winnings from emailing thousands of random Westerners in hopes of convincing one poor sap they’re the treasurer of the Ivory Coast, Ghana’s scammers decided to stack the odds in their favor the old-fashioned way—witchcraft. Taking a page from cyberpunk, traditional West African Juju priests adapted their services to the needs of the information age and started leading down-on-their-luck internet scammers through strange and costly rituals designed to increase their powers of persuasion and make their emails irresistible to greedy Americans.
Timothy H. O’Sullivan – Battle of Gettysburg This photograph has become synonymous with The Battle of Gettysburg, which was the most bloody battle of the American Civil War. Photographer Timothy H. O’Sullivan documented and recorded the battlefield, and this picture became a sensation. For many, this was their first chance to see, first hand, the true extent of the Civil War.