Posted on: February 20, 2020 Posted by: Malachi B. Comments: 2

Medieval gambling: high stakes games in the Middle Ages The folly of many, and suppressed whenever authorities felt the gentry were impoverishing themselves. It nevertheless flourished.

Just like today, people in the Middle Ages (5th to 15th century) liked to play games to pass the time. And where there’s games, there’s gambling. Gambling in the middle ages was of course a lot different from pointing your browser at King Casino and clicking yourself to victory on Jumanji video slot, but no matter what time period you’re from, backing games up with stakes will get your adrenaline…

Posted on: February 20, 2020 Posted by: Vijay Agarwal Comments: 2

The pitfalls of technology in education The advantages are undeniable, but watch out for these traps.

When it comes to shaping the world around us, technology is one of the most robust tools we can use. Plenty of educational institutions are riding this new wave of inventions into a bright future. The conveniences that come with using technology are currently unmatched. Teachers can now conduct lessons over the internet, issue and receive assignments, test, and grade their students without having to go to class. We see…

Posted on: February 19, 2020 Posted by: Wackoid Comments: 2

These are the most Instagrammed tourist attractions in the world Tourist destinations ranked based on the number of times they were tagged on Instagram.

If you’re a social media influencer and want to make it big on Instagram, you have to “wow” your followers by visiting the best tourist attractions in the world. And if you’re just one of Instagram’s one billion users, you’re going to show off your vacations any way. After all, most people don’t want to share the boring parts of their life. And now we know which tourist attractions are…

Posted on: February 7, 2020 Posted by: John Salazar & Editor Comments: 3

10 hilariously stupid products everyone knew would fail, and then they did Serious people in expensive suits looked at each other and agreed; we're gonna make baby food for adults and make a killing.

In their attempts to make their brands noticeable in the market, companies sometimes push out products that end up becoming legendary. And sometimes, not in a good way at all. Here are some of the worst products people with corporate salaries thought were a good idea – and that literally anyone could have told them is anything but. The Juicero Watch this video on YouTube San Francisco-based Juicero received $120…

Posted on: February 2, 2020 Posted by: Malachi B. and Editor Comments: 8

15 most legendary Reddit threads of all time From a guy running the same Civ game for 10 years, to another guy borking his mother, we have something to suit your taste.

Reddit is one of the largest content aggregation platforms out there, with hundreds of thousands of users and communities. And while Reddit has seen a decline in quality due to its attempts to become PC-compliant, there are still some gold nuggets along the way. But I don’t recommend anybody sifting through the garbage on Reddit just to find a good thread, so that’s why I’ve compiled the best moments for…

Posted on: February 2, 2020 Posted by: Malachi B. Comments: 0

How to write a killer essay The pen is mightier than the sword, but it's useless if you don't wield it right.

The pen is mightier than the sword, but it’s useless if you don’t wield it right. Great writing takes practice – a lot of it – and you need to have the insight to know which skills and techniques to work on. Nobody is expecting you to write like Mark Twain, but in a world of 6.5 billion literate people, the standards keep going higher. The best time to start…

Posted on: January 31, 2020 Posted by: Malachi B. Comments: 3

10 damn near impossible to beat video games Challenge is what makes video games fun, but everybody has a different barometer for what's hard and what's complete bullshit. Let's explore the BS part of the spectrum.

We’ve all had those moments where we rage quit a game that seems nearly impossible to beat and go back to casual games. Sometimes you just need more practice, and other times you might need to level up. But there are some games that are undeniably difficult no matter how you slice it, and the internet is full of angry anecdotal evidence for it. Challenging gameplay is precisely what makes…

Posted on: January 31, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 1

The new rules: writing effective essays in the modern college A pragmatic approach that takes into account both student and institutional weaknesses.

Making the transition from high school to college is tough on most students. Modern high schools only provide you with the most rudimentary knowledge, and the sudden jump in difficulty is accompanied by a shipwrecking on a strange learning island with entirely new life circumstances and unexplored freedoms and challenges. But for now, we’ll only deal with how to write effective essays that will get you ahead of the curve.…

Posted on: January 30, 2020 Posted by: Malachi B. Comments: 2

10 serial killers caught for the stupidest reasons If you're thinking of asking the task force trying to catch you if it's safe to send them the floppy disk you used to keep personal files on, read this first.

Serial killers are hunted by the finest detectives and law enforcement agencies in the world, and it’s only a matter of time until a tiny error or oversight leads to the capture. But those errors – seen in hindsight or not – are sometimes pretty damn stupid. Dennis “the BTK killer” Rader Between the years of 1974 and 1991, Dennis Rader murdered 10 people in Sedgwick County, Kansas. He was…

Posted on: January 30, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 0

Cops share their creepiest paranormal encounters Cops have to deal with a lot of weird shit, and the paranormal—or what seems to be—is sometimes part of it.

Remember the viral video of a police chase ending up with the car disappearing into thin air? Watch this video on YouTube Cops have to deal with a lot of weird shit, and the paranormal – or what seems to be – is sometimes part of it. Here are the freakiest creepy stories and paranormal encounters put to print by former and current cops. The indian procession My dad used…

Posted on: January 29, 2020 Posted by: Vijay Agarwal Comments: 0

Choosing the right educational tech for your classroom It's ultimately about the student.

Technological innovations make life more efficient, but having a clear strategy on how to implement them is especially important in the field of education. There are hundreds of programs, gadgets, widgets, zippers, and zappers to choose from, most of them custom-built for education and promising you the world – and they’re marketed by marketing pros rather than educational pros. So how to choose? In this article, we explore how to…

Posted on: January 29, 2020 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 0

10 stories about dementia that make you appreciate our old people Fairy tales, confusion, and living hell.

Joe Biden is prominent in the news lately, and for good reason. The 78-year-old politician has made history as being the first US presidential candidate from the dementia community. But what do people really know about dementia? What could we expect from our first person of dementia at the desk in the Oval Office? You could of course look up the wikipedia article and find out it’s “a broad category…

Posted on: January 27, 2020 Posted by: Frank Moraes Comments: 3

Left and right hate trolls and MLM marketers, disagree on everything else WIHT survey: There is also disagreement about what is worth feuding over online, and a surprising amount of people fight over flat earth.

It seems like there isn’t anything that the political left and right can agree on any more. But according to a survey done by WhoIsHostingThis, there is one thing they do agree on: trolls are the most annoying people on the internet. When asked to pick the five most annoying people online, a majority – roughly 53% – picked trolls. And with that, we can all march into the sunset…

Posted on: January 16, 2020 Posted by: Ian Miles Cheong Comments: 1

r/InstagramReality is the best subreddit for all the wrong reasons Looking like an IG model isn't easy, and many choose to cheat. And they really, really suck at it.

It’s not easy to look like a model in photos. There’s always something off about your face—your nose is too big, there’s blemishes on parts of your forehead you didn’t know existed. Are you frowning or do you just have a resting bitch face? That’s not a good look. Maybe you’re just not a model, like the 99% of the rest of humanity. But with the popularity of Instagram at…