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10 Things Mark Twain Didn’t Really Say

As Google reminded us this morning with this nifty Tom Sawyer Doodle, today is Mark Twain’s 176th birthday! The man who provided us with some of the best quips ever is also one of the most misquoted men of all time. Here are 10 quotes Mark Twain likely never uttered, despite popular belief. 1. “The secret [...]

11 Child Prodigies Who Had Done Amazing Things by Age 11

Enjoy being humbled (humiliated?) by these 11 amazing child prodigies – some from history and some doing their prodigy thing in the here and now. Image credit: JuditPolgar.com 1. Hungarian chess grandmaster Judit Polgar (1976-) began playing in tournaments at the age of six and, by the age of eleven, she had defeated her first grandmaster, Vladimir [...]

9 Child Prodigies (Who Actually Ended Up Doing Something)

Four-year-old Australian Aelita Andre is the talk of the international art world. She sold one painting for $24,000, and her work is currently on display at the Agora Gallery in New York. Perhaps a few decades from now, she’ll earn a spot on this list, which we first published in 2009. By Rick Chillot Being a child [...]

The Origins of 6 Casino Favorites

Planning a trip to Vegas in the near future? Never forget that in the long run, the house always wins. But knowing the history of some of your favorite casino games may help soften the blow the next time you’re losing your shirt. If you’re going to be forking over your money to a casino, [...]