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Ken Jennings: Watson “has never known the touch of a woman.”

Above: Watson as “Turd Ferguson.” In the days since IBM’s Watson defeated Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on Jeopardy!, Jennings has written several articles about his experience — they’re funny, personal, and a bit technical. In other words, required reading. Here’s a roundup. My Puny Human Brain In this Slate article, Jennings discusses his matches against Watson, and [...]

10 Surprising Bobbleheads

Not just a staple for at least one summer baseball promotion night a year, bobbleheads for fictional and historical figures, even 60s rock bands are pretty commonplace. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still a few surprises regarding who gets the honor of bobblehead-dom these days. 1. John Calvin. No, not an obscure minor league ball [...]

3 Bizarre Cases of Death by Shaving

by Brett & Kate McKay These days, nothing can be more routine for a man than shaving. We hardly give a second thought to scraping a razor against our skin each morning. If we fear anything about the process, it’s that we’ll nick ourselves or end up with severe razor burn. But it wasn’t always so. Shaving was [...]

3 Cases of Death by Shaving

by Brett & Kate McKay These days, nothing can be more routine for a man than shaving. We hardly give a second thought to scraping a razor against our skin each morning. If we fear anything about the process, it’s that we’ll nick ourselves or end up with severe razor burn. But it wasn’t always so. Shaving was [...]