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11 Amazing Letters from Nobel Laureates

1. “Nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses.” Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous scientist of all time, and father of the world’s most famous equation. For his work in theoreticel physics (“especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect,” according to the committee), Einstein received the 1921 Nobel [...]

How to Beat the Lottery with Statistical Certainty

Someone very smart once told me that the lottery is like a tax for the mathematically stupid, but apparently you can make playing lottery a profitable venture … if you’re good at math (kids, this is why you should stay in school). Here’s the story of how a loophole in the Massachusetts lottery game Cash WinFall [...]

In Memory of a Beloved Man, Family Sets off 320,000 Firecrackers

(Video Link) The family of a man named Gerald marked his passing into the undiscovered country by setting off 320,000 firecrackers. I can’t think of a better way to go. What extravagant send-off would you like to have? Link via Geekologie

The Hottest Chilli In The World Grown in Cumbria

Chilli farmer Gerald Fowler has officially grown the hottest chilli in the world – in a greenhouse in Cumbria. Gerald Fowler, a full-time chilli farmer for five years, crossed three of the hottest varieties to produce the fiercest pods known to man. His Naga Viper rates an astonishing 1,359,000 on the Scoville scale, which measures heat by [...]