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The Insatiable Tarrare

Tarrare was a French showman and soldier who was known for having an insatiable appetite. He could eat large amounts of meat and when his family could no longer provide for him, he was turned out of the family home. In addition to swallowing corks, stones and live animals, he was hospitalized and took to scavenging in gutters and rubbish heaps and even resorted to eating corpses from the hospital morgue. When he was accused of eating a toddler he was dismissed from the hospital. He died years later of tuberculosis.

The “Sailing Stones”

The sailing stones, or moving rocks, are part of a geological phenomenon where rocks will move and create long tracks on a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. These tracks have been found in several locations including Death Valley National Park in California, and Little Bonnie Claire Playa in Nevada. The stones will only move every few years and the tracks will develop over three or four years.

Lina Medina, The World’s Youngest Mother

Lina Medina, born in 1933 in Peru, is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history. She gave birth at the age of five years and seven months. After being brought to the hospital due to her increasing abdominal size, the doctor confirmed that she was 7 months pregnant. She gave birth to a boy by caesarean section. The child grew up believing that Lina was his sister. Lina never revealed who the father was and there is no further explanation given as to how a five year old could have conceived a child.

The Disappearance of the Roanoke Colony

In August of 1587, a group of over 100 English settlers came to Roanoke Island which is off the coast of North Carolina. Later that year, Governor John White returned to England to get more supplies but was detained by a war. When he returned to Roanoke three years later, all of the inhabitants had vanished. The only clue was the word “Croatoan” carved into a wooden post. The whereabouts of the Roanoke residents remains a mystery to this day.

The Macabre Love Story of Carl Tanzler and Helen de Hoyos

Carl Tanzler was a German radiologic technologist in the early 1900’s who became morbidly obsessed with a young female patient. After Helen de Hoyos died of tuberculosis in 1931, Tanzler stole her corpse and kept it in his home, where he would dress it up, sing to it and even make love to it. This continued for 7 years, during which time he attempted to preserve the corpse with perfumes and replacing its decomposed skin with wax and silk. He was eventually caught and arrested.

Gloria Ramirez, “The Toxic Lady”

Gloria Ramirez was dubbed “The Toxic Lady” after exposure to her body and blood made several hospital workers quite ill. She came into the emergency room suffering from advanced cervical cancer. When the nurses attempted defibrillation, they noticed an oily sheen covering her body and a fruity, garlic-like odor. One of them noticed an ammonia smell coming from her blood tube and manila-colored particles floating in her blood. All three nurses ended up passing out, one complaining of nausea and light-headedness. One theory has attributed Ramirez’s condition to her home use of dimethyl sulfoxide (SMSO) for pain.

The Mysterious Underwater “Bloop”

Sounds kinda funny doesn’t it? Well, the reality is a lot scarier. Bloop was an extremely loud and unexplainable underwater sound that was detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the late 90’s. For awhile, NOAA was of the opinion that the sound came from an animal. one that would be several times bigger than the blue whale (the heaviest animal known to man). Some years later, the NOAA Vents Program attributed the sound to a large icequake.

Rat King

Unfortunately this “Rat King” is no regal rodent. In this instance, rat kings refer to a number of rats who become intertwined by their tails, stuck together with a combination of blood, feces or dirt. Historically, the rat king has been considered a bad omen, due to rats being carriers for disease and plague.

The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

In 1962, there was an outbreak of mass hysteria that occurred in the village of Kashasha in the former nation of Tanganyika. The laughter began with three girls at a boarding school and spread throughout the school, with symptoms lasting up to 16 days in some cases. The epidemic spread to a nearby village and over 1000 people were eventually affected with laughing attacks, most being children and young adults. After the laughing subsided, those afflicted appeared to be left in a zombie-like state accompanied by pain, flatulence, rashes, crying and random screaming.

The Murder of Shanda Sharer

Shanda Sharer was a 12-year-old girl who was tortured and burned alive by 4 teenage girls in Madison, Indiana. The primary reason for the crime being that Sharer had formed a relationship with the former girlfriend of classmate Melinda Loveless. In January of 1992, Loveless and three of her friends abducted Sharer and brought her to a forested area where they beat, stabbed and strangled her until she was unconscious. They then proceeded to pour gasoline on Sharer and burn her alive on the side of the road. All four girls were charged as adults and accepted plea bargains to avoid the death penalty.

Genie, The Feral Child

Genie was born in 1957 and was the victim of severe neglect, abuse, and isolation. Her father kept her locked alone in isolation from the age of 20 months to 13 years, strapped to a toilet or bound to a crib. She was never exposed to much speech and did not acquire any language skills during her childhood. After being discovered by the Los Angeles child welfare authorities, she became the subject of many tests and eventually developed basic social skills. However, after being moved numerous times, she eventually became a ward of the state in California, and has regressed to once again being speechless.



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Alphonso and his sister Sadie are entering the airport to meet their mother when Sadie gasps in surprise and says to her brother, You see that man in the crowd over there?

Alphonso replies, It s Bernie. I don t believe it. Let s go introduce ourselves.

Neither of them had ever met Bernie before. They d never seen a picture or painting of him, nor was he a famous celebrity.

How was this possible?

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

There are 125 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock.

How old is the shepherd?

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

As a result of temporary magical powers, you have made it to the Wimbledon finals and are playing Roger Federer for all the marbles. However, your powers cannot last the whole match. What score do you want it to be when they disappear, to maximize your chances of hanging on for a win?

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.



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We are a family owned and operated company since 1989 and have certified and trained personnel for any type of emergency restoration service. The main office is located in Baltimore, Maryland which services Maryland and the District Of Columbia with all of our services. Our Mission statement is to provide “prompt, efficient and professional assistance in a courteous manner.”



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Benefiting the animals & our community

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Pet Adoption Process How to adopt

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In Adoptions, we help patrons find the perfect companion by listening with compassion to their preferences and desires, and offering guidance in choosing an appropriate pet.

Find your perfect pet

  • Search – View adoptable pets online
  • Stop by – Visit one of our facilities or pet adoption partner locations
  • Call – (303) 751-5772 Make an appointment with one of our Customer Care team.

What you’ll need to bring

  • The adopter – When adopting a pet from one of our shelters, you need to be the pet’s new owner. It is important for people to choose a pet that fits their own lifestyle and preferences, so we do not adopt out pets as gifts. If you want to initiate an adoption for someone else, consider giving them a gift card to the Sit … Stay … Shops at our shelters.
  • ID – We’ll need a valid photo ID with your current address. If your ID does not have your current address, please also bring another type of proof, such a utility bill, water bill or vehicle registration.
  • Family members – It’s important that the pet you’re adopting fits in with your family, so if you have kids, bring them! If you’re looking to add another dog, bring your family dog. Cats take longer to adjust to new family members, so we don’t recommend cat-dog or cat-cat visits.

Fees Specials

Adoption fees – Our adoption fees don’t come close to covering all the costs of caring for the thousands of homeless pets that come to us each year. Generous donations make up the difference and allow us to continue providing vital services and second chances. Thank you for your support.

The following adoption specials are ongoing:

  • Double the Love – Adopt two adult cats for the price of one
  • Current Military Veterans – 50% off one adoption fee (one-time discount)
  • Senior Citizens (65 older) – 50% off one adoption fee (one-time discount)

Standard fees:

Kittens and Cats

  • 5 months and under $120
  • 6 months to 1 year $95
  • 1 year to 5 years $75
  • 5 years and older $50

Puppies and Dogs

  • 5 months and under $250
  • 6 months to 1 year $175
  • 1 year and older $125
  • 5 years and older $50

Other Pets

  • Ferrets: $55
  • Rabbits $35
  • Guinea pigs $15
  • Small pets start at $5

Pet supplies – Visit our Sit Stay Shops for a selection of permanent collars, ID tags, leashes, carriers, toys, bedding, Hill’s Science Diet pet food and other supplies for your new or current pets.

What you’ll receive

Most importantly, you’ll get a lifetime of love from your new pet. In addition, you’ll receive the following as part of your adoption fee:

  • A pet that has been well-cared for by trained staff and volunteers at our shelter
  • New Pet Adoption Packet
  • Spay or neuter surgery (all pets are spayed or neutered prior to adoption)
  • General health examination
  • Preliminary vaccinations, including rabies. Please discuss an appropriate vaccination schedule during your free office visit to a participating veterinarian.
  • Microchip identification implant
  • Temporary collar and ID tag
  • Temporary leash or carrier
  • Post-adoption health support for 15 days following adoption
  • Free office visit to a participating member of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association within 14 days of adoption


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How to Give Up Parental Rights (USA)

It is emotionally trying to give up parental rights; however, there are circumstances in which people want to be relieved of their obligations towards their children. One common example is if someone else will adopt the child. When a child is born, both parents share the natural custody of the child. Either parent may voluntarily give up his or her rights.

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Part Three of Five:

Surrendering the Child at a Safe Haven Drop-Off Edit

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Licensee Look-Up

Click on the link above to view a license online.

Change the Licensee Type drop down menu to either Individual or Business Entity.
Note: Not all of the fields on this page need to be entered.

  • Individual Enter your license number if known (OR enter last name and first name to find your license number) then click submit.
  • Business Entity Enter your license number (or EIN if you do not know your number) and partial business name then click submit.

The results page will be displayed. Scroll to the bottom of the page and your license should be listed.
The blue Name and License Type will provide additional information, such as company appointments, if you click on the link.

Click here for a Letter of Good Standing



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New Research Finds That 65% of Companies Are Using Cloud-Based Storage for Remote Location Disaster Recovery

Burlington, Massachusetts July 09, 2014

Survey Highlights the Need to Tame the Increasing Complexity of Data Protection, Cost of Downtime

Woburn, MA July 9, 2014 Today Acronis , the global leader in new generation data protection announced sponsoring new research from IDC that identifies complexity and data growth as key data protection challenges for small-and medium-sized businesses. The findings show that more and more organizations are dealing with simultaneously needing to back up physical, virtual and cloud environments, reveal varying levels of cloud backup adoption across different geographies, and bring to light the cost of downtime for SMBs.

The findings are based on a worldwide, cross-industry survey of small and medium businesses ( 1,000 employees) concerning their evolving data protection and disaster recovery needs. Respondents were from eight countries, including: France, Germany, Russia, the UK, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the US.

Global findings include:

  • International adoption in the cloud lags behind the US: While 93 percent of US SMBs back up some portion of their data to the cloud, this figure is just 65 percent globally. This includes 57 percent of SMBs in Asia Pacific and 63 percent in Western Europe. Of the organizations not backing up to the cloud, companies in Western Europe and Asia Pacific were far more likely to cite security as a concern than US companies. Specifically, 33 percent of respondents from the US cited security as the reason they are not backing up to the cloud, while 59 percent of Western European companies and 45 percent of Asia Pacific countries noted the same concerns.
  • Downtime is a killer: Nearly 80 percent of companies estimate downtime costs them at least $20,000 per hour or more, and more than 20 percent estimate it costs them at least $100,000.
  • More organizations are facing backup complexity with heterogeneous environments: Almost 37 percent of organizations have to simultaneously back up virtual, physical and cloud-based servers. Of those that are managing virtual infrastructures, 54 percent have to manage two or more different hypervisors. Within these figures, the US (77.8%), UK (74.2%) and Singaporean (78.1%) IT infrastructures are far more complex than those of Germany (38.7%), France (48.3%) and Japan (45.5%).
  • Need to meet strict RTOs: 87 percent of companies retain their most recent cloud-based backup on-premises as well.

The findings released today are clear – it s a different world for IT managers today, and data backup for a small or medium-sized business is more complex than ever, said Eric Burgener, Research Director, Storage at IDC. Data sizes and types continue to evolve, as does the number of servers and operating systems each company uses. This leads to a host of new challenges IT managers face to make sure they can back up and protect their data and restore operations quickly.

Data is more plentiful, complex, and valuable than ever before, said Serguei Beloussov. CEO at Acronis. That s why we pioneered the Acronis AnyData Engine, so organizations of all sizes can easily protect their data and ensure their systems can be restored smoothly, quickly and completely. With downtime costing hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars for some companies, every IT manager should make sure they have a plan in place to restore operations and avoid data loss.

Survey respondents were all IT personnel with responsibility for purchase decisions and overall management, on the team that had responsibility for these areas, or that influenced purchase decisions in these areas.

To download the IDC White Paper, sponsored by Acronis, Complexity and Data Growth Driving Small and Medium Environments Toward A New Generation of Data Protection, please visit the Acronis site .

About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for hybrid cloud data protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment virtual, physical, cloud and mobile. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 145 countries. With more than 100 patents, Acronis products have been named best product of the year, and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication. Today, Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors and cloud resellers.

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SERVPRO of Aurora is locally owned and operated. so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Aurora, CO community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

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11 Creepiest Wikipedia Pages That Will Keep You Up at Night

The Insatiable Tarrare

Tarrare was a French showman and soldier who was known for having an insatiable appetite. He could eat large amounts of meat and when his family could no longer provide for him, he was turned out of the family home. In addition to swallowing corks, stones and live animals, he was hospitalized and took to scavenging in gutters and rubbish heaps and even resorted to eating corpses from the hospital morgue. When he was accused of eating a toddler he was dismissed from the hospital. He died years later of tuberculosis.

The “Sailing Stones”

The sailing stones, or moving rocks, are part of a geological phenomenon where rocks will move and create long tracks on a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. These tracks have been found in several locations including Death Valley National Park in California, and Little Bonnie Claire Playa in Nevada. The stones will only move every few years and the tracks will develop over three or four years.

Lina Medina, The World’s Youngest Mother

Lina Medina, born in 1933 in Peru, is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history. She gave birth at the age of five years and seven months. After being brought to the hospital due to her increasing abdominal size, the doctor confirmed that she was 7 months pregnant. She gave birth to a boy by caesarean section. The child grew up believing that Lina was his sister. Lina never revealed who the father was and there is no further explanation given as to how a five year old could have conceived a child.

The Disappearance of the Roanoke Colony

In August of 1587, a group of over 100 English settlers came to Roanoke Island which is off the coast of North Carolina. Later that year, Governor John White returned to England to get more supplies but was detained by a war. When he returned to Roanoke three years later, all of the inhabitants had vanished. The only clue was the word “Croatoan” carved into a wooden post. The whereabouts of the Roanoke residents remains a mystery to this day.

The Macabre Love Story of Carl Tanzler and Helen de Hoyos

Carl Tanzler was a German radiologic technologist in the early 1900’s who became morbidly obsessed with a young female patient. After Helen de Hoyos died of tuberculosis in 1931, Tanzler stole her corpse and kept it in his home, where he would dress it up, sing to it and even make love to it. This continued for 7 years, during which time he attempted to preserve the corpse with perfumes and replacing its decomposed skin with wax and silk. He was eventually caught and arrested.

Gloria Ramirez, “The Toxic Lady”

Gloria Ramirez was dubbed “The Toxic Lady” after exposure to her body and blood made several hospital workers quite ill. She came into the emergency room suffering from advanced cervical cancer. When the nurses attempted defibrillation, they noticed an oily sheen covering her body and a fruity, garlic-like odor. One of them noticed an ammonia smell coming from her blood tube and manila-colored particles floating in her blood. All three nurses ended up passing out, one complaining of nausea and light-headedness. One theory has attributed Ramirez’s condition to her home use of dimethyl sulfoxide (SMSO) for pain.

The Mysterious Underwater “Bloop”

Sounds kinda funny doesn’t it? Well, the reality is a lot scarier. Bloop was an extremely loud and unexplainable underwater sound that was detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the late 90’s. For awhile, NOAA was of the opinion that the sound came from an animal. one that would be several times bigger than the blue whale (the heaviest animal known to man). Some years later, the NOAA Vents Program attributed the sound to a large icequake.

Rat King

Unfortunately this “Rat King” is no regal rodent. In this instance, rat kings refer to a number of rats who become intertwined by their tails, stuck together with a combination of blood, feces or dirt. Historically, the rat king has been considered a bad omen, due to rats being carriers for disease and plague.

The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

In 1962, there was an outbreak of mass hysteria that occurred in the village of Kashasha in the former nation of Tanganyika. The laughter began with three girls at a boarding school and spread throughout the school, with symptoms lasting up to 16 days in some cases. The epidemic spread to a nearby village and over 1000 people were eventually affected with laughing attacks, most being children and young adults. After the laughing subsided, those afflicted appeared to be left in a zombie-like state accompanied by pain, flatulence, rashes, crying and random screaming.

The Murder of Shanda Sharer

Shanda Sharer was a 12-year-old girl who was tortured and burned alive by 4 teenage girls in Madison, Indiana. The primary reason for the crime being that Sharer had formed a relationship with the former girlfriend of classmate Melinda Loveless. In January of 1992, Loveless and three of her friends abducted Sharer and brought her to a forested area where they beat, stabbed and strangled her until she was unconscious. They then proceeded to pour gasoline on Sharer and burn her alive on the side of the road. All four girls were charged as adults and accepted plea bargains to avoid the death penalty.

Genie, The Feral Child

Genie was born in 1957 and was the victim of severe neglect, abuse, and isolation. Her father kept her locked alone in isolation from the age of 20 months to 13 years, strapped to a toilet or bound to a crib. She was never exposed to much speech and did not acquire any language skills during her childhood. After being discovered by the Los Angeles child welfare authorities, she became the subject of many tests and eventually developed basic social skills. However, after being moved numerous times, she eventually became a ward of the state in California, and has regressed to once again being speechless.



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Alphonso and his sister Sadie are entering the airport to meet their mother when Sadie gasps in surprise and says to her brother, You see that man in the crowd over there?

Alphonso replies, It s Bernie. I don t believe it. Let s go introduce ourselves.

Neither of them had ever met Bernie before. They d never seen a picture or painting of him, nor was he a famous celebrity.

How was this possible?

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

There are 125 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock.

How old is the shepherd?

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

As a result of temporary magical powers, you have made it to the Wimbledon finals and are playing Roger Federer for all the marbles. However, your powers cannot last the whole match. What score do you want it to be when they disappear, to maximize your chances of hanging on for a win?

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.



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Loud Whining Sound When the Toilet Tank Is Filling Back Up

Whining is often caused by a malfunction or blockage within the ballcock assembly, or refill valve.

A whining noise when your toilet tank is filling may be the result of something simple, such as a partially closed valve. But often the problem is that one or more parts within the ballcock assembly needs cleaning or replacement. To diagnose the cause of the whine, you first need to troubleshoot the simplest repairs before replacing the entire assembly.

Toilet Tank Assemblies

There are two assemblies inside your toilet tank: the ballcock and the flush valve. The ballcock assembly regulates the water filling in the tank, and the flush valve assembly controls water flow from the tank to the bowl. When you flush your toilet, the lever or arm raises the chain or wire that is attached to the flapper. As the flapper rises, water is sent through the valve seat into the bowl. Once the tank is empty, the stopper drops back over the opening in the tank, and the float ball trips the ballcock assembly so that a new supply of water passes through the tank fill tube. Blockages or damage within the ballcock assembly hinders the flow of water and results in a noisy fill.

Restricted Water Flow

A whining noise when the tank is filling is often caused by restricted water flow to the refill valve. Check that your main shutoff valve connected to the toilet is fully open. If this is partially closed, your tank may not be getting enough water. If the valve is open, examine the washers on the ballcock assembly. If these are damaged or covered in scale buildup, the water flow will be restricted as the tank fills. If these are not the issue, some troubleshooting is necessary to determine the cause.

Troubleshooting the Ballcock Assembly

If the toilet bowl drains slowly or stops suddenly when you flush, there may be a clog in the toilet or a blockage in the refill line. Take the lid off the tank and check the ball float mechanism as you flush the toilet. If there are cracks in the float ball, replace it with a new one. Replace damaged washers on the ballcock assembly as well. If the whining continues, you have a few options. Oil the trip lever that activates the refill valve. If this does not stop the noise, disassemble the ballcock assembly and clean each part. Then reassemble it and check for noise again. If there is still noise while the tank fills, the entire ballcock assembly may be damaged. A damaged ballcock assembly cannot usually be repaired.

Replacing the Ballcock Assembly

Ballcocks, or refill valves, are held into the toilet tank by a large nut located on the underside of the tank. If you look beneath the tank, you’ll see two nuts. The large one closest to the tank is what holds the valve upright inside the tank. The second nut that is typically just below that connects the valve to the water supply pipe. Shut off the water and drain the tank and the bowl by flushing the toilet. Sponge up the remaining water in the tank and then loosen both nuts and let them slide over the supply pipe. Lift your old assembly out and replace it with a new one.

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A reader writes in: I m trying to look up a CUSIP number, but I m not having much luck. How do I look up a CUSIP number on the Web?

First, what is a CUSIP number?

According to the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), a CUSIP (Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures) number identifies most securities, including: stocks of all registered U.S. and Canadian companies, and U.S. government and municipal bonds.

The CUSIP system—owned by the American Bankers Association and operated by Standard Poor’s—facilitates the clearing and settlement process of securities.

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CUSIP is an acronym that refers to Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures and the nine-digit, alphanumeric CUSIP numbers that are used to identify securities, including municipal bonds. A CUSIP number, similar to a serial number, is assigned to each maturity of a municipal security issue. The first six characters are known as the base, or CUSIP-6, and uniquely identify the bond issuer. The seventh and eighth digit identify the exact bond maturity and the ninth digit is an automatically generated “check digit.”

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The CUSIP number consists of a combination of nine characters, both letters and numbers, which act as a sort of DNA for the security – uniquely identifying the company or issuer and the type of security. The first six characters identify the issuer and are assigned in an alphabetical fashion; the seventh and eighth characters (which can be alphabetical or numerical) identify the type of issue; and the last digit is used as a check digit.

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There are many reasons why people need this information, but it s mostly centered around getting information about stocks and bonds. More from LearnBonds.com.

A CUSIP number is the primary unique identifier used for US bonds. There are CUSIP numbers for most US traded securities. However, the CUSIP number has primary importance in the bond market, where it is used to process and settle trades. Where most stocks have a 3 or 4 letter ticker symbol to identify them (ie AAPL for Apple stock or BAC for Bank of America), the bond market uses the 9 Character CUSIP Number. At most, there are 20,000 unique stock issues of publicly traded companies. There are well over 1,000,000 different bond issues. Most of these bond issues are municipal bonds issued by cities, counties, and states. With so many different bond issues, precise identification is critical.

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The Insatiable Tarrare

Tarrare was a French showman and soldier who was known for having an insatiable appetite. He could eat large amounts of meat and when his family could no longer provide for him, he was turned out of the family home. In addition to swallowing corks, stones and live animals, he was hospitalized and took to scavenging in gutters and rubbish heaps and even resorted to eating corpses from the hospital morgue. When he was accused of eating a toddler he was dismissed from the hospital. He died years later of tuberculosis.

The “Sailing Stones”

The sailing stones, or moving rocks, are part of a geological phenomenon where rocks will move and create long tracks on a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. These tracks have been found in several locations including Death Valley National Park in California, and Little Bonnie Claire Playa in Nevada. The stones will only move every few years and the tracks will develop over three or four years.

Lina Medina, The World’s Youngest Mother

Lina Medina, born in 1933 in Peru, is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history. She gave birth at the age of five years and seven months. After being brought to the hospital due to her increasing abdominal size, the doctor confirmed that she was 7 months pregnant. She gave birth to a boy by caesarean section. The child grew up believing that Lina was his sister. Lina never revealed who the father was and there is no further explanation given as to how a five year old could have conceived a child.

The Disappearance of the Roanoke Colony

In August of 1587, a group of over 100 English settlers came to Roanoke Island which is off the coast of North Carolina. Later that year, Governor John White returned to England to get more supplies but was detained by a war. When he returned to Roanoke three years later, all of the inhabitants had vanished. The only clue was the word “Croatoan” carved into a wooden post. The whereabouts of the Roanoke residents remains a mystery to this day.

The Macabre Love Story of Carl Tanzler and Helen de Hoyos

Carl Tanzler was a German radiologic technologist in the early 1900’s who became morbidly obsessed with a young female patient. After Helen de Hoyos died of tuberculosis in 1931, Tanzler stole her corpse and kept it in his home, where he would dress it up, sing to it and even make love to it. This continued for 7 years, during which time he attempted to preserve the corpse with perfumes and replacing its decomposed skin with wax and silk. He was eventually caught and arrested.

Gloria Ramirez, “The Toxic Lady”

Gloria Ramirez was dubbed “The Toxic Lady” after exposure to her body and blood made several hospital workers quite ill. She came into the emergency room suffering from advanced cervical cancer. When the nurses attempted defibrillation, they noticed an oily sheen covering her body and a fruity, garlic-like odor. One of them noticed an ammonia smell coming from her blood tube and manila-colored particles floating in her blood. All three nurses ended up passing out, one complaining of nausea and light-headedness. One theory has attributed Ramirez’s condition to her home use of dimethyl sulfoxide (SMSO) for pain.

The Mysterious Underwater “Bloop”

Sounds kinda funny doesn’t it? Well, the reality is a lot scarier. Bloop was an extremely loud and unexplainable underwater sound that was detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the late 90’s. For awhile, NOAA was of the opinion that the sound came from an animal. one that would be several times bigger than the blue whale (the heaviest animal known to man). Some years later, the NOAA Vents Program attributed the sound to a large icequake.

Rat King

Unfortunately this “Rat King” is no regal rodent. In this instance, rat kings refer to a number of rats who become intertwined by their tails, stuck together with a combination of blood, feces or dirt. Historically, the rat king has been considered a bad omen, due to rats being carriers for disease and plague.

The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

In 1962, there was an outbreak of mass hysteria that occurred in the village of Kashasha in the former nation of Tanganyika. The laughter began with three girls at a boarding school and spread throughout the school, with symptoms lasting up to 16 days in some cases. The epidemic spread to a nearby village and over 1000 people were eventually affected with laughing attacks, most being children and young adults. After the laughing subsided, those afflicted appeared to be left in a zombie-like state accompanied by pain, flatulence, rashes, crying and random screaming.

The Murder of Shanda Sharer

Shanda Sharer was a 12-year-old girl who was tortured and burned alive by 4 teenage girls in Madison, Indiana. The primary reason for the crime being that Sharer had formed a relationship with the former girlfriend of classmate Melinda Loveless. In January of 1992, Loveless and three of her friends abducted Sharer and brought her to a forested area where they beat, stabbed and strangled her until she was unconscious. They then proceeded to pour gasoline on Sharer and burn her alive on the side of the road. All four girls were charged as adults and accepted plea bargains to avoid the death penalty.

Genie, The Feral Child

Genie was born in 1957 and was the victim of severe neglect, abuse, and isolation. Her father kept her locked alone in isolation from the age of 20 months to 13 years, strapped to a toilet or bound to a crib. She was never exposed to much speech and did not acquire any language skills during her childhood. After being discovered by the Los Angeles child welfare authorities, she became the subject of many tests and eventually developed basic social skills. However, after being moved numerous times, she eventually became a ward of the state in California, and has regressed to once again being speechless.



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Alphonso and his sister Sadie are entering the airport to meet their mother when Sadie gasps in surprise and says to her brother, You see that man in the crowd over there?

Alphonso replies, It s Bernie. I don t believe it. Let s go introduce ourselves.

Neither of them had ever met Bernie before. They d never seen a picture or painting of him, nor was he a famous celebrity.

How was this possible?

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

There are 125 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock.

How old is the shepherd?

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

As a result of temporary magical powers, you have made it to the Wimbledon finals and are playing Roger Federer for all the marbles. However, your powers cannot last the whole match. What score do you want it to be when they disappear, to maximize your chances of hanging on for a win?

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.



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Alphonso and his sister Sadie are entering the airport to meet their mother when Sadie gasps in surprise and says to her brother, You see that man in the crowd over there?

Alphonso replies, It s Bernie. I don t believe it. Let s go introduce ourselves.

Neither of them had ever met Bernie before. They d never seen a picture or painting of him, nor was he a famous celebrity.

How was this possible?

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

There are 125 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock.

How old is the shepherd?

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

As a result of temporary magical powers, you have made it to the Wimbledon finals and are playing Roger Federer for all the marbles. However, your powers cannot last the whole match. What score do you want it to be when they disappear, to maximize your chances of hanging on for a win?

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.



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The Insatiable Tarrare

Tarrare was a French showman and soldier who was known for having an insatiable appetite. He could eat large amounts of meat and when his family could no longer provide for him, he was turned out of the family home. In addition to swallowing corks, stones and live animals, he was hospitalized and took to scavenging in gutters and rubbish heaps and even resorted to eating corpses from the hospital morgue. When he was accused of eating a toddler he was dismissed from the hospital. He died years later of tuberculosis.

The “Sailing Stones”

The sailing stones, or moving rocks, are part of a geological phenomenon where rocks will move and create long tracks on a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. These tracks have been found in several locations including Death Valley National Park in California, and Little Bonnie Claire Playa in Nevada. The stones will only move every few years and the tracks will develop over three or four years.

Lina Medina, The World’s Youngest Mother

Lina Medina, born in 1933 in Peru, is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history. She gave birth at the age of five years and seven months. After being brought to the hospital due to her increasing abdominal size, the doctor confirmed that she was 7 months pregnant. She gave birth to a boy by caesarean section. The child grew up believing that Lina was his sister. Lina never revealed who the father was and there is no further explanation given as to how a five year old could have conceived a child.

The Disappearance of the Roanoke Colony

In August of 1587, a group of over 100 English settlers came to Roanoke Island which is off the coast of North Carolina. Later that year, Governor John White returned to England to get more supplies but was detained by a war. When he returned to Roanoke three years later, all of the inhabitants had vanished. The only clue was the word “Croatoan” carved into a wooden post. The whereabouts of the Roanoke residents remains a mystery to this day.

The Macabre Love Story of Carl Tanzler and Helen de Hoyos

Carl Tanzler was a German radiologic technologist in the early 1900’s who became morbidly obsessed with a young female patient. After Helen de Hoyos died of tuberculosis in 1931, Tanzler stole her corpse and kept it in his home, where he would dress it up, sing to it and even make love to it. This continued for 7 years, during which time he attempted to preserve the corpse with perfumes and replacing its decomposed skin with wax and silk. He was eventually caught and arrested.

Gloria Ramirez, “The Toxic Lady”

Gloria Ramirez was dubbed “The Toxic Lady” after exposure to her body and blood made several hospital workers quite ill. She came into the emergency room suffering from advanced cervical cancer. When the nurses attempted defibrillation, they noticed an oily sheen covering her body and a fruity, garlic-like odor. One of them noticed an ammonia smell coming from her blood tube and manila-colored particles floating in her blood. All three nurses ended up passing out, one complaining of nausea and light-headedness. One theory has attributed Ramirez’s condition to her home use of dimethyl sulfoxide (SMSO) for pain.

The Mysterious Underwater “Bloop”

Sounds kinda funny doesn’t it? Well, the reality is a lot scarier. Bloop was an extremely loud and unexplainable underwater sound that was detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the late 90’s. For awhile, NOAA was of the opinion that the sound came from an animal. one that would be several times bigger than the blue whale (the heaviest animal known to man). Some years later, the NOAA Vents Program attributed the sound to a large icequake.

Rat King

Unfortunately this “Rat King” is no regal rodent. In this instance, rat kings refer to a number of rats who become intertwined by their tails, stuck together with a combination of blood, feces or dirt. Historically, the rat king has been considered a bad omen, due to rats being carriers for disease and plague.

The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

In 1962, there was an outbreak of mass hysteria that occurred in the village of Kashasha in the former nation of Tanganyika. The laughter began with three girls at a boarding school and spread throughout the school, with symptoms lasting up to 16 days in some cases. The epidemic spread to a nearby village and over 1000 people were eventually affected with laughing attacks, most being children and young adults. After the laughing subsided, those afflicted appeared to be left in a zombie-like state accompanied by pain, flatulence, rashes, crying and random screaming.

The Murder of Shanda Sharer

Shanda Sharer was a 12-year-old girl who was tortured and burned alive by 4 teenage girls in Madison, Indiana. The primary reason for the crime being that Sharer had formed a relationship with the former girlfriend of classmate Melinda Loveless. In January of 1992, Loveless and three of her friends abducted Sharer and brought her to a forested area where they beat, stabbed and strangled her until she was unconscious. They then proceeded to pour gasoline on Sharer and burn her alive on the side of the road. All four girls were charged as adults and accepted plea bargains to avoid the death penalty.

Genie, The Feral Child

Genie was born in 1957 and was the victim of severe neglect, abuse, and isolation. Her father kept her locked alone in isolation from the age of 20 months to 13 years, strapped to a toilet or bound to a crib. She was never exposed to much speech and did not acquire any language skills during her childhood. After being discovered by the Los Angeles child welfare authorities, she became the subject of many tests and eventually developed basic social skills. However, after being moved numerous times, she eventually became a ward of the state in California, and has regressed to once again being speechless.



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Alphonso and his sister Sadie are entering the airport to meet their mother when Sadie gasps in surprise and says to her brother, You see that man in the crowd over there?

Alphonso replies, It s Bernie. I don t believe it. Let s go introduce ourselves.

Neither of them had ever met Bernie before. They d never seen a picture or painting of him, nor was he a famous celebrity.

How was this possible?

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

There are 125 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock.

How old is the shepherd?

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

As a result of temporary magical powers, you have made it to the Wimbledon finals and are playing Roger Federer for all the marbles. However, your powers cannot last the whole match. What score do you want it to be when they disappear, to maximize your chances of hanging on for a win?

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.



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The Insatiable Tarrare

Tarrare was a French showman and soldier who was known for having an insatiable appetite. He could eat large amounts of meat and when his family could no longer provide for him, he was turned out of the family home. In addition to swallowing corks, stones and live animals, he was hospitalized and took to scavenging in gutters and rubbish heaps and even resorted to eating corpses from the hospital morgue. When he was accused of eating a toddler he was dismissed from the hospital. He died years later of tuberculosis.

The “Sailing Stones”

The sailing stones, or moving rocks, are part of a geological phenomenon where rocks will move and create long tracks on a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. These tracks have been found in several locations including Death Valley National Park in California, and Little Bonnie Claire Playa in Nevada. The stones will only move every few years and the tracks will develop over three or four years.

Lina Medina, The World’s Youngest Mother

Lina Medina, born in 1933 in Peru, is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history. She gave birth at the age of five years and seven months. After being brought to the hospital due to her increasing abdominal size, the doctor confirmed that she was 7 months pregnant. She gave birth to a boy by caesarean section. The child grew up believing that Lina was his sister. Lina never revealed who the father was and there is no further explanation given as to how a five year old could have conceived a child.

The Disappearance of the Roanoke Colony

In August of 1587, a group of over 100 English settlers came to Roanoke Island which is off the coast of North Carolina. Later that year, Governor John White returned to England to get more supplies but was detained by a war. When he returned to Roanoke three years later, all of the inhabitants had vanished. The only clue was the word “Croatoan” carved into a wooden post. The whereabouts of the Roanoke residents remains a mystery to this day.

The Macabre Love Story of Carl Tanzler and Helen de Hoyos

Carl Tanzler was a German radiologic technologist in the early 1900’s who became morbidly obsessed with a young female patient. After Helen de Hoyos died of tuberculosis in 1931, Tanzler stole her corpse and kept it in his home, where he would dress it up, sing to it and even make love to it. This continued for 7 years, during which time he attempted to preserve the corpse with perfumes and replacing its decomposed skin with wax and silk. He was eventually caught and arrested.

Gloria Ramirez, “The Toxic Lady”

Gloria Ramirez was dubbed “The Toxic Lady” after exposure to her body and blood made several hospital workers quite ill. She came into the emergency room suffering from advanced cervical cancer. When the nurses attempted defibrillation, they noticed an oily sheen covering her body and a fruity, garlic-like odor. One of them noticed an ammonia smell coming from her blood tube and manila-colored particles floating in her blood. All three nurses ended up passing out, one complaining of nausea and light-headedness. One theory has attributed Ramirez’s condition to her home use of dimethyl sulfoxide (SMSO) for pain.

The Mysterious Underwater “Bloop”

Sounds kinda funny doesn’t it? Well, the reality is a lot scarier. Bloop was an extremely loud and unexplainable underwater sound that was detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the late 90’s. For awhile, NOAA was of the opinion that the sound came from an animal. one that would be several times bigger than the blue whale (the heaviest animal known to man). Some years later, the NOAA Vents Program attributed the sound to a large icequake.

Rat King

Unfortunately this “Rat King” is no regal rodent. In this instance, rat kings refer to a number of rats who become intertwined by their tails, stuck together with a combination of blood, feces or dirt. Historically, the rat king has been considered a bad omen, due to rats being carriers for disease and plague.

The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

In 1962, there was an outbreak of mass hysteria that occurred in the village of Kashasha in the former nation of Tanganyika. The laughter began with three girls at a boarding school and spread throughout the school, with symptoms lasting up to 16 days in some cases. The epidemic spread to a nearby village and over 1000 people were eventually affected with laughing attacks, most being children and young adults. After the laughing subsided, those afflicted appeared to be left in a zombie-like state accompanied by pain, flatulence, rashes, crying and random screaming.

The Murder of Shanda Sharer

Shanda Sharer was a 12-year-old girl who was tortured and burned alive by 4 teenage girls in Madison, Indiana. The primary reason for the crime being that Sharer had formed a relationship with the former girlfriend of classmate Melinda Loveless. In January of 1992, Loveless and three of her friends abducted Sharer and brought her to a forested area where they beat, stabbed and strangled her until she was unconscious. They then proceeded to pour gasoline on Sharer and burn her alive on the side of the road. All four girls were charged as adults and accepted plea bargains to avoid the death penalty.

Genie, The Feral Child

Genie was born in 1957 and was the victim of severe neglect, abuse, and isolation. Her father kept her locked alone in isolation from the age of 20 months to 13 years, strapped to a toilet or bound to a crib. She was never exposed to much speech and did not acquire any language skills during her childhood. After being discovered by the Los Angeles child welfare authorities, she became the subject of many tests and eventually developed basic social skills. However, after being moved numerous times, she eventually became a ward of the state in California, and has regressed to once again being speechless.



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Alphonso and his sister Sadie are entering the airport to meet their mother when Sadie gasps in surprise and says to her brother, You see that man in the crowd over there?

Alphonso replies, It s Bernie. I don t believe it. Let s go introduce ourselves.

Neither of them had ever met Bernie before. They d never seen a picture or painting of him, nor was he a famous celebrity.

How was this possible?

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

There are 125 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock.

How old is the shepherd?

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

As a result of temporary magical powers, you have made it to the Wimbledon finals and are playing Roger Federer for all the marbles. However, your powers cannot last the whole match. What score do you want it to be when they disappear, to maximize your chances of hanging on for a win?

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.



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The Insatiable Tarrare

Tarrare was a French showman and soldier who was known for having an insatiable appetite. He could eat large amounts of meat and when his family could no longer provide for him, he was turned out of the family home. In addition to swallowing corks, stones and live animals, he was hospitalized and took to scavenging in gutters and rubbish heaps and even resorted to eating corpses from the hospital morgue. When he was accused of eating a toddler he was dismissed from the hospital. He died years later of tuberculosis.

The “Sailing Stones”

The sailing stones, or moving rocks, are part of a geological phenomenon where rocks will move and create long tracks on a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. These tracks have been found in several locations including Death Valley National Park in California, and Little Bonnie Claire Playa in Nevada. The stones will only move every few years and the tracks will develop over three or four years.

Lina Medina, The World’s Youngest Mother

Lina Medina, born in 1933 in Peru, is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history. She gave birth at the age of five years and seven months. After being brought to the hospital due to her increasing abdominal size, the doctor confirmed that she was 7 months pregnant. She gave birth to a boy by caesarean section. The child grew up believing that Lina was his sister. Lina never revealed who the father was and there is no further explanation given as to how a five year old could have conceived a child.

The Disappearance of the Roanoke Colony

In August of 1587, a group of over 100 English settlers came to Roanoke Island which is off the coast of North Carolina. Later that year, Governor John White returned to England to get more supplies but was detained by a war. When he returned to Roanoke three years later, all of the inhabitants had vanished. The only clue was the word “Croatoan” carved into a wooden post. The whereabouts of the Roanoke residents remains a mystery to this day.

The Macabre Love Story of Carl Tanzler and Helen de Hoyos

Carl Tanzler was a German radiologic technologist in the early 1900’s who became morbidly obsessed with a young female patient. After Helen de Hoyos died of tuberculosis in 1931, Tanzler stole her corpse and kept it in his home, where he would dress it up, sing to it and even make love to it. This continued for 7 years, during which time he attempted to preserve the corpse with perfumes and replacing its decomposed skin with wax and silk. He was eventually caught and arrested.

Gloria Ramirez, “The Toxic Lady”

Gloria Ramirez was dubbed “The Toxic Lady” after exposure to her body and blood made several hospital workers quite ill. She came into the emergency room suffering from advanced cervical cancer. When the nurses attempted defibrillation, they noticed an oily sheen covering her body and a fruity, garlic-like odor. One of them noticed an ammonia smell coming from her blood tube and manila-colored particles floating in her blood. All three nurses ended up passing out, one complaining of nausea and light-headedness. One theory has attributed Ramirez’s condition to her home use of dimethyl sulfoxide (SMSO) for pain.

The Mysterious Underwater “Bloop”

Sounds kinda funny doesn’t it? Well, the reality is a lot scarier. Bloop was an extremely loud and unexplainable underwater sound that was detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the late 90’s. For awhile, NOAA was of the opinion that the sound came from an animal. one that would be several times bigger than the blue whale (the heaviest animal known to man). Some years later, the NOAA Vents Program attributed the sound to a large icequake.

Rat King

Unfortunately this “Rat King” is no regal rodent. In this instance, rat kings refer to a number of rats who become intertwined by their tails, stuck together with a combination of blood, feces or dirt. Historically, the rat king has been considered a bad omen, due to rats being carriers for disease and plague.

The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

In 1962, there was an outbreak of mass hysteria that occurred in the village of Kashasha in the former nation of Tanganyika. The laughter began with three girls at a boarding school and spread throughout the school, with symptoms lasting up to 16 days in some cases. The epidemic spread to a nearby village and over 1000 people were eventually affected with laughing attacks, most being children and young adults. After the laughing subsided, those afflicted appeared to be left in a zombie-like state accompanied by pain, flatulence, rashes, crying and random screaming.

The Murder of Shanda Sharer

Shanda Sharer was a 12-year-old girl who was tortured and burned alive by 4 teenage girls in Madison, Indiana. The primary reason for the crime being that Sharer had formed a relationship with the former girlfriend of classmate Melinda Loveless. In January of 1992, Loveless and three of her friends abducted Sharer and brought her to a forested area where they beat, stabbed and strangled her until she was unconscious. They then proceeded to pour gasoline on Sharer and burn her alive on the side of the road. All four girls were charged as adults and accepted plea bargains to avoid the death penalty.

Genie, The Feral Child

Genie was born in 1957 and was the victim of severe neglect, abuse, and isolation. Her father kept her locked alone in isolation from the age of 20 months to 13 years, strapped to a toilet or bound to a crib. She was never exposed to much speech and did not acquire any language skills during her childhood. After being discovered by the Los Angeles child welfare authorities, she became the subject of many tests and eventually developed basic social skills. However, after being moved numerous times, she eventually became a ward of the state in California, and has regressed to once again being speechless.



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Alphonso and his sister Sadie are entering the airport to meet their mother when Sadie gasps in surprise and says to her brother, You see that man in the crowd over there?

Alphonso replies, It s Bernie. I don t believe it. Let s go introduce ourselves.

Neither of them had ever met Bernie before. They d never seen a picture or painting of him, nor was he a famous celebrity.

How was this possible?

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

There are 125 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock.

How old is the shepherd?

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

As a result of temporary magical powers, you have made it to the Wimbledon finals and are playing Roger Federer for all the marbles. However, your powers cannot last the whole match. What score do you want it to be when they disappear, to maximize your chances of hanging on for a win?

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.



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11 Creepiest Wikipedia Pages That Will Keep You Up at Night

The Insatiable Tarrare

Tarrare was a French showman and soldier who was known for having an insatiable appetite. He could eat large amounts of meat and when his family could no longer provide for him, he was turned out of the family home. In addition to swallowing corks, stones and live animals, he was hospitalized and took to scavenging in gutters and rubbish heaps and even resorted to eating corpses from the hospital morgue. When he was accused of eating a toddler he was dismissed from the hospital. He died years later of tuberculosis.

The “Sailing Stones”

The sailing stones, or moving rocks, are part of a geological phenomenon where rocks will move and create long tracks on a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. These tracks have been found in several locations including Death Valley National Park in California, and Little Bonnie Claire Playa in Nevada. The stones will only move every few years and the tracks will develop over three or four years.

Lina Medina, The World’s Youngest Mother

Lina Medina, born in 1933 in Peru, is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history. She gave birth at the age of five years and seven months. After being brought to the hospital due to her increasing abdominal size, the doctor confirmed that she was 7 months pregnant. She gave birth to a boy by caesarean section. The child grew up believing that Lina was his sister. Lina never revealed who the father was and there is no further explanation given as to how a five year old could have conceived a child.

The Disappearance of the Roanoke Colony

In August of 1587, a group of over 100 English settlers came to Roanoke Island which is off the coast of North Carolina. Later that year, Governor John White returned to England to get more supplies but was detained by a war. When he returned to Roanoke three years later, all of the inhabitants had vanished. The only clue was the word “Croatoan” carved into a wooden post. The whereabouts of the Roanoke residents remains a mystery to this day.

The Macabre Love Story of Carl Tanzler and Helen de Hoyos

Carl Tanzler was a German radiologic technologist in the early 1900’s who became morbidly obsessed with a young female patient. After Helen de Hoyos died of tuberculosis in 1931, Tanzler stole her corpse and kept it in his home, where he would dress it up, sing to it and even make love to it. This continued for 7 years, during which time he attempted to preserve the corpse with perfumes and replacing its decomposed skin with wax and silk. He was eventually caught and arrested.

Gloria Ramirez, “The Toxic Lady”

Gloria Ramirez was dubbed “The Toxic Lady” after exposure to her body and blood made several hospital workers quite ill. She came into the emergency room suffering from advanced cervical cancer. When the nurses attempted defibrillation, they noticed an oily sheen covering her body and a fruity, garlic-like odor. One of them noticed an ammonia smell coming from her blood tube and manila-colored particles floating in her blood. All three nurses ended up passing out, one complaining of nausea and light-headedness. One theory has attributed Ramirez’s condition to her home use of dimethyl sulfoxide (SMSO) for pain.

The Mysterious Underwater “Bloop”

Sounds kinda funny doesn’t it? Well, the reality is a lot scarier. Bloop was an extremely loud and unexplainable underwater sound that was detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the late 90’s. For awhile, NOAA was of the opinion that the sound came from an animal. one that would be several times bigger than the blue whale (the heaviest animal known to man). Some years later, the NOAA Vents Program attributed the sound to a large icequake.

Rat King

Unfortunately this “Rat King” is no regal rodent. In this instance, rat kings refer to a number of rats who become intertwined by their tails, stuck together with a combination of blood, feces or dirt. Historically, the rat king has been considered a bad omen, due to rats being carriers for disease and plague.

The Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

In 1962, there was an outbreak of mass hysteria that occurred in the village of Kashasha in the former nation of Tanganyika. The laughter began with three girls at a boarding school and spread throughout the school, with symptoms lasting up to 16 days in some cases. The epidemic spread to a nearby village and over 1000 people were eventually affected with laughing attacks, most being children and young adults. After the laughing subsided, those afflicted appeared to be left in a zombie-like state accompanied by pain, flatulence, rashes, crying and random screaming.

The Murder of Shanda Sharer

Shanda Sharer was a 12-year-old girl who was tortured and burned alive by 4 teenage girls in Madison, Indiana. The primary reason for the crime being that Sharer had formed a relationship with the former girlfriend of classmate Melinda Loveless. In January of 1992, Loveless and three of her friends abducted Sharer and brought her to a forested area where they beat, stabbed and strangled her until she was unconscious. They then proceeded to pour gasoline on Sharer and burn her alive on the side of the road. All four girls were charged as adults and accepted plea bargains to avoid the death penalty.

Genie, The Feral Child

Genie was born in 1957 and was the victim of severe neglect, abuse, and isolation. Her father kept her locked alone in isolation from the age of 20 months to 13 years, strapped to a toilet or bound to a crib. She was never exposed to much speech and did not acquire any language skills during her childhood. After being discovered by the Los Angeles child welfare authorities, she became the subject of many tests and eventually developed basic social skills. However, after being moved numerous times, she eventually became a ward of the state in California, and has regressed to once again being speechless.



Riddles and Brain Teasers – Hopping Up Your Brain #answer #bag


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Alphonso and his sister Sadie are entering the airport to meet their mother when Sadie gasps in surprise and says to her brother, You see that man in the crowd over there?

Alphonso replies, It s Bernie. I don t believe it. Let s go introduce ourselves.

Neither of them had ever met Bernie before. They d never seen a picture or painting of him, nor was he a famous celebrity.

How was this possible?

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

Alphonso was born as a twin, but he was separated from his twin brother at birth. Bernie is Alphonso s identical twin, which is how Sadie was able to recognize him in the crowd.

This is kind of a cheat, because there are probably other possible explanations. But we can t have everything 🙂

There are 125 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock.

How old is the shepherd?

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

You can t determine the answer.

I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.

As a result of temporary magical powers, you have made it to the Wimbledon finals and are playing Roger Federer for all the marbles. However, your powers cannot last the whole match. What score do you want it to be when they disappear, to maximize your chances of hanging on for a win?

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

It sounds obvious that you should ask to be ahead two sets to love (it takes 3 out of 5 sets to win
the men’s), and in the third set, ahead 5-0 in games and 40-love in the sixth game. (Probably you
want to be serving, but if your serve is like mine, you might prefer Roger to be serving the sixth
game down 0-40 so that you can pray for a double fault.)

Not so fast! These solutions give you essentially 3 chances to get lucky and win, but you can
get six chances—with three services by you and three by Roger. You still want to be up two sets
to none, but let the game score be 6-6 in the third set and 6-0—in your favor, of course—in the
tiebreaker.

Credit goes to Peter Winkler for creating this.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.

Zero is nothing, yet when you add zeroes to a number like 1, it becomes 10, 100 or 1,000.

The ancient Greeks did not have a name for zero and did not use a placeholder. They seemed unsure about the status of zero as a number, philosophizing about how nothing could be something. Once zero was added, it allowed for more mathematical understanding.