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Monopoly Was Actually Created to Teach The Evils of Capitalism

What better game than Monopoly to teach the young uns about the wonderful world of capitalism? Well, you’d be surprised to learn that the board game was actually created to teach people the evils of capitalism! The earliest recognizable version of what we know as Monopoly was patented by Lizzie Magie in 1904. The Landlord’s Game, [...]

What Would Happen if You Fell Through the Earth, and Other Burning Questions

Of course, falling all the way through the Earth is impossible, since its core is molten. But it’s a fun thought experiment nevertheless, and one which The Straight Dope’s Cecil Adams tackled some thirty years ago — but which I still find fascinating. So there’s this hypothetical tube. Made of some indestructible material that doesn’t [...]