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Learn about Christmas: 27 winter traditions explained by Mental Floss

John Green, from Mental Floss, explains us why some traditions are older than we thought and how some other traditions originated in commerce, like for example, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which was a free storybook given to shoppers at Montgomery Ward Department Store in 1939. Rudolph became a hit song in 1949. So, at first, […]

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Friday fun: egg reminder, circuit pen, balance bookshelf

LUT #34 from Vsauce 2 contains a new list of interesting things that you could buy and make your life easier of more entertaining. Among the things that you could buy I liked the most the egg counter and the circuit pen. the balance bookshelf should be a must-have for everyone and needs it’s own […]

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Hacking websites: cross site request forgery

There are three major ways to hack a website: sql injection, cross site scripting and cross site request forgery. I published a post about sql injection and cross site scripting recently and now let’s see what this third attack is all about. Tom Scott explains that for this third attack to work a malitious hacker […]

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Vsauce explains: why bad words are bad?

Did you ever used the “F” word or the “S” word? Do you know why you use these words and why these words are socially acceptable under some circumstances? Vsauce explains the origin of swear words and how they influence our behavior. Also, it is worth noting that when you swear you activate other nervous […]

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Hacking websites: SQL injection and Cross Site Scripting

Maintaining the security of your websites is not easy. You need to take care that SQL injection or cross site scripting does not take place. Many young programmers make such mistakes and bad hackers can hack your website in no time. SQL Injection relies on malicious SQL statements being inserted in the database. Something along […]

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Did you know these 25 facts about Thanksgiving Day?

John Green speaks about 25 less known facts regarding Thanksgiving in this 7 minute video. As always he explains swiftly why pilgrims didn’t wear buckled hats or why Thanksgiving does not have religious origins. Other little known facts about Thanksgiving: – Thanksgiving didn’t originate in America – Pilgrims clothes were earthtone, not black and white […]

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Q&A with CGP Grey: find out more about the YouTube superstar

I love the videos CGP Grey creates as they are thorough, packed with information and they explain almost impossible entanglements in social and political world . He also explains daylight saving time, Vatican City, How EU is built, Why Netherlands is so complicated and Why Canadian pennies cost more to make than they’re worth. Now […]

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The Worls is not the way your know it: Vsauce about maps

Did you know that Greenland is way smaller in reality than we actually see it on many maps? You see is as being about the size of Africa, but you’re wrong. This is because most of the maps we see today are using the Mercator system, a system that preserves shape, but greatly increases the […]

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Daredevil lands airplane on mountain

How often do you see an airplane landing on a mountain? Unless you saw this video already, then the answer is ZERO times. Because such things are hard to do. Reality beats movies because i haven’t seen any such landing in the movies, that is sure. This happened in Bunker Hill, Nevada at about 11,000 […]

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Friday fun: Russian tractor races

Yes, you read it well: Russians have tractor races and they are awesome. They don’t use big tractors like in the US, but those common tractors, usually used in Romania too, are pretty good at being racers. What you see above is the Bison Track Show, an annual tractor race in the Rostov region of […]

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