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Step 1:  Stare at the center of this optical illusion for 30 seconds. Step 2:  Look down at your keyboard. Step 3:  Your brain's melting!      Check out more optical illusions here...  
According to the Earth Policy Institute, in 1976, Americans drank an average of 1.6 gallons of bottled water per year. That number has risen to 30 gallons per year today. This massive increase of portable water comes with a hefty...
The fundamental issue with this question is that there is an assumption that humans evolved from apes - but this is not the case.  The simple answer is that humans did not evolve from apes:  both apes, humans, and other primates evolved from...
Plastic is everywhere. In fact, you’re probably never more than a metre away from something made with the material. Super flexible, resilient and waterproof, plastic is in your phone, your keyboard, your bag, your mobile phone, your nearest wall...
Posting an article like this comes with its risks.  Will people be offended?  Should they be offended?  Is that morally acceptable?  Here's the thing.  The purpose of an article like this is to get people thinking and maybe even...
How to hack the lottery

How to Hack the Lottery

Are you one of those people who roll your eyes whenever you see the lottery advertised on TV? Seems no matter where you are in the world lotteries are advertised in exactly the same way; they always emphasize the...
Does 0.999 (repeated) equal “one”? You might be surprised by the answer… which is "yes". I heard this on a couple of podcasts over the last few months, and I still find it hard to accept at face value....
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 would you find the heaviest marble if you...

5 Tricky Brain Teasers

Here's a collection of 5 tricky Brain Teasers.  If you get stuck, click the Show Answer button to reveal the solution.  Let us know if you figured them out in the comments below, but try to hide the answer...
A popular myth exists that one can only fold a single piece of paper in half, seven, maybe eight times at most. To squelch this popular myth, the folks over at Mythbusters did what any “rational” person might attempt;...
Alex Jones and his audience are big fans of some out-there, offensive conspiracy theories. These include the belief that the US government controls the weather, that the Sandy Hook shooting was a “false flag attack,” and, of course, that...
This is a list of questions for theists, believers, faith, God, and religion.  They apply to all religions, though you will note that they are more Christian-centric only because this is the religion I am most familiar with. These questions...
Perhaps the most striking trend in American religion in recent years has been the growing percentage of adults who do not identify with a religious group. And the vast majority of these religious “nones” (78%) say they were raised...
Over 2300 years ago, the Babylonians came up with the idea that the gods lived among the stars and other celestial objects, and were able to impose their will on humanity by controlling the destinies of individuals and nations...
A Map of the Square and Stationary Earth In June of 2011, the Library of Congress acquired an old map which was created by Prof. Orlando Ferguson in 1893. The information it contains is a bit out of date… but...
The $10 trillion economy of all the world’s informal markets would be the second-largest in the world (second to the United States), if formally tallied, according to the International Economic Journal. Anything from rhino horn to copyrighted material, to...
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