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Rules of Card Games: Mediocrity
was invented as a game by Douglas Hofstadter and published in his book . In its original form, it is simply a guessing game, similar to but a rather cerebral version. By playing with some friends, I () have assembled rules that make for a simple, hi...
It's Beautiful Up Here
National Geographic | The '80s
Travel back in time to the 1980s, the decade that made us.
10 Reasons Why Louis C.K Is Awesome
Oh Louis.. ...
Pictures Can Be Misleading
Photo illusions from pictures taken at just the right time making them seem like something they're not.
45 Amazing Facts for National Trivia Day
Q. How Smart Was Einstein? A. Really Smart
There is a parlor game physics students play: Who was the greater genius? Galileo or Kepler? (Galileo) Maxwell or Bohr? (Maxwell, but it's closer than you might think). Hawking or Heisenberg? (A no-brainer, whatever the best-seller lists might say. I...
It's Okay To Be Smart • Person Curves Wolfram|Alpha has...
Person Curves Wolfram|Alpha has a whole collection of line art portraits constructed from complex parametric functions. This is one of the greatest uses of mathematics I have ever come across. This discussion thread suggests that it's probably don...
Example chess game of Kostics' Trap
Maximum Overhang, Optimum Reward - Microsoft Research
Test Your "Subitizing" Ability « Wolfram Blog
Step-by-step directions to build and share a simple subitizing (rapid counting) game with Mathematica and Wolfram CDF Player. Download provided.
Shibboleth | Futility Closet
An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements
Animated Factorization Diagrams - Data Pointed
15 Ways to Get Past an Awkward Moment
We've all been in awkward situations, our lives are full of them. Nobody's perfect, but how you handle it can turn an awkward moment into a partial win. Below you will see 15 awkward situ...
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Sound Composition: Calm_Thunder_Storm
Nature sounds player. Mix your own compositions of various nature sounds and listen to them for free