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Truly Interesting Animation Breaks Down the Story Behind Zero and Why It's So Important

The story of how zero came to be and the history of math is actually quite fascinating! They should have taught us that instead of actual math in high school, if you ask me. Thankfully, Hannah Fry tells us in the animation story below all we need to know. There’s fascinating bits about how the number system (and zero)…

A Side-By-Side Comparison of a TV Show's First Scene Versus the Final Scene

Because we’re all so sensitive these days: SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t watched some TV shows like Breaking Bad or The Wire or Lost or Sons of Anarchy or Friends, watch out, because you’ll see what the first frame was in the series premiere and what the last frame was in the series finale. If you have seen the shows…

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How Do Vending Machines Tell the Difference Between Fake Coins and Real Coins?

One of my life dreams as a child was to be able to fool a vending machine with quarter-like objects. I mean, how smart could a vending machine be, right? Wrong. More like how dumb a kid I was. Vending machines use light sensors to measure the size of a coin and electromagnets to detect the metal type to determine what…

This Easy to Understand Scale Model of Our Solar System Shows How Far Planet Nine Is

Using a football field, a drone, some peas, a few pepper flakes, grapes, and some people playing soccer, Mark Rober cleverly built what is probably the easiest to understand scale model of our solar system. What’s even more interesting is that he included Planet Nine too in the scale model just to show how damn far…

How Many Lego Bricks Would It Take to Build Famous Sci-Fi Structures and Vehicles

It’s hard to truly grasp the size of famous science fiction megastructures like the Death Star or the Halo ring and basically impossible to understand how big the Millennium Falcon or Starship Enterprise is because they all exist in different universes, which sadly isn’t the same one we exist in. If only we could look…