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8 Marbles and a Balance Scale Puzzle

8 Marbles and a Balance Scale Puzzle

Relatively Interesting August 29, 2014 2

PUZZLE Let’s say you have 8 marbles and a two-pan balance. All of the marbles look the same. Each marble weighs 2.0 grams except for one, which is slightly heavier at 2.05 grams. How

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Amazing Facts About the Human Body

Amazing Facts About the Human Body

Relatively Interesting August 25, 2014 0

Did you know that you’ll shed roughly 40 lbs of skin over your lifetime?  Or in that same lifetime, that you’ll produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools?  Did you know that a male’s testicles

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The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

Relatively Interesting August 20, 2014 1

Created by Crispian Jago over at The Reason Stick, The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense attempts to rationalize the irrational. Great success? (click it to see a larger version)      

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What did the great physicists do when they weren’t doing science?

What did the great physicists do when they weren’t doing science?

Relatively Interesting August 18, 2014 0

What did some of the world’s greatest minds do when they weren’t doing great science?  What were their hobbies? The Perimeter Institute has put together a list of 10 of history’s greatest physicists along

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Puzzle:  Which way is this bus traveling- left or right?

Puzzle: Which way is this bus traveling- left or right?

Relatively Interesting August 14, 2014 1

  This is a brain teaser that has gone the rounds, but worth sharing again for its simplicity.  It was originally titled, “You can’t answer this brain teaser, but a preschooler can.“   Which

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A Journey To The Center Of The Earth [infographic]

A Journey To The Center Of The Earth [infographic]

Relatively Interesting August 11, 2014 0

What would it be like to take a journey to the center of the earth? Well, you’d travel through the Earth’s four concentric layers: inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. The crust is

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Puzzle:  4 Men in Hats

Puzzle: 4 Men in Hats

Relatively Interesting August 7, 2014 0

Shown above are four men buried up to their necks in the ground. They can’t move – they can only look forward. Between A and B is a brick wall which is completely opaque

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5 Misconceptions About Evolution

5 Misconceptions About Evolution

Relatively Interesting August 3, 2014 0

Purdue University’s Ph. D. student Caleb Trujillo created this infographic outlining the top five misconceptions about evolution. These 5 misconceptions are believed by many to be true and often used by creationists to attack evolution… It

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Voyager 1:  The Farthest Man-Made Object in Space

Voyager 1: The Farthest Man-Made Object in Space

Relatively Interesting July 25, 2014 0

Follow the journey of the most distant man-made object in space with this infographic… September 5, 1977:  Voyager 1 is launched January, 1979:  Voyager 1 begins photographing the planet Jupiter March 5, 1979:  Voyager

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Does the Universe Have a Purpose?

Does the Universe Have a Purpose?

Relatively Interesting July 23, 2014 0

 “To assert that the universe has a purpose implies the universe has intent. And intent implies a desired outcome. But who would do the desiring? And what would a desired outcome be? That carbon-based

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