Category Archives: Make Me Smarter

Make Me Smarter #5

Make Me Smarter #5: The New York Times ran a typo every day for more than 100 years. Everyone makes mistakes. But you wouldn’t think that one of the largest newspapers in the United States would run a typo on … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #4

Make Me Smarter #4: All of the water on Earth would form a ball that’s 860 miles wide. About 71 percent of the surface of the Earth is covered with water. However, it’s hard to fully grasp just how much … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #3

Make Me Smarter #3: More than half of Shakespeare’s characters die in the same way. William Shakespeare had a flair for the dramatic, but he also relied on some tried and true tropes, including the ways he killed off his characters. … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #2

Make Me Smarter #2: There are more card deck combinations than there are atoms on Earth. Don’t blame your bad hand at the poker table on a stroke of bad luck; it’s really just a matter of math, seeing as … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #1

Make Me Smarter #1: Monkeys shouldn’t eat bananas. If you happen to be around a monkey, you might be inclined to feed it a banana. But the fact is, bananas contain far too much sugar for monkeys to handle. “Giving … Continue reading

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