Category Archives: Interesting

How Accurate Is Wikipedia?

When you Google the question “How accurate is Wikipedia?” the highest-ranking result is, as you might expect, a Wikipedia article on the topic (“Reliability of Wikipedia”). That page contains a comprehensive list of studies undertaken to assess the accuracy of … Continue reading

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The bongs of Big Ben are about to fall eerily silent

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Why is this coin worth $10m?

A US silver dollar worth more than $10m has gone on display in London. But what makes this coin the most valuable in the world?It measures 4cm (1.6in) across and would make $12 if sold for scrap silver today, but … Continue reading

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Here’s how to make perfect diamonds in the microwave

Right now, odds are that one in every four diamonds on sale around the world is a blood diamond – mined in a war zone and sold to finance armed conflict and civil war. And for those wanting to steer … Continue reading

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Lightest Metal Ever

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Harvard University debate team loses to New York inmates

A group of New York inmates have out debated Harvard University’s team – the top-ranked club in the world. Last month, inmates at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility challenged the Harvard team to a debate at the maximum-security lockup. … Continue reading

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Drone pilot spots man sunbathing on top of wind turbine 200ft above ground

It’s summer and the beaches are packed – so this guy got some private sunbathing time sky high. A drone pilot taking a look at a giant wind turbine was startled to find a man sunbathing on the top of it. … Continue reading

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How Globes Are Made

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“Of Flying Frogs and Levitrons”

Phil Krause reminded me that Andre Geim, was the first man to win, as an individual, both a Nobel Prize (together with Konstantin Novoselov, for experiments with the substance graphene) and an Ig Nobel Prize (in the year 2000, shared with … Continue reading

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Smoking vs Vaping

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Poop Splash Elimination

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Exploring the Deep Waters Off Hawai’i

From July 10 to September 30, 2015, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will explore largely unknown deep-sea ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago and offshore Johnston Atoll as part of the Hohonu Moana: Exploring the Deep Waters off Hawai’i expedition. NOAA, Ocean … Continue reading

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Slow Motion Bullet

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Hairy Moments

Hairy Moments

Alfy recently suggested that we start a new category called ‘Hairy Moments’ where we put all the scary, awe inspiring and down right dangerous posts on Deskarati. So here is a link to all our favourites. If you know of any other … Continue reading

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A Hoverboard at Last!

Watch the first video to be amazed then watch the second video to bring you back down to ground.

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Men need nights out with the lads, scientists say

It is the news no long-suffering wife wanted to hear: scientists have proved that every man needs a good night out with his friends. According to the research, male bonding is more likely to lower a man’s stress levels than … Continue reading

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You don’t look the way you think you do

Hate the way you look in all your photos? Sorry, but that might actually be your face, new research suggests. In fact, the study shows that we’re so terrible at recognising what we really look like in images, we’d be better … Continue reading

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University of Essex in world’s deepest ‘space’ pool plan

A university is in “exploratory discussions” to build the world’s deepest swimming pool for spaceflight and human endurance research. The proposed 50m (164ft) deep pool at the University of Essex would be far deeper than NASA’s own 12m (40ft) deep … Continue reading

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The Alwas-Killar Road bus route

The Alwas-Killar Road bus route in India’s remote Pangi Valley was declared open six years ago, but could well be one of the most dangerous, and certainly terrifying bus rides ever – as this video shows. As a busload of … Continue reading

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The Story of the Ashes

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