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Quick: Name the First Woman to Fly Around the World

First two admissions: One) I don't remember hearing of her before today. Two) I don't have time to do any fact checking; I'm trusting this Buzzfeed article, and banging out a quick post for the 50th anniversary of the completion of her flight. Her name is Jerrie Mock. Show More Summary

Worst car unloading attempt ever is quick and painful

Here's a fun fact: not all automotive calamities in Russia are caught on dash cam. Occasionally, someone with just a cell phone captures some gold, like this woeful attempt at unloading what appears to be a Lada. First of all, as with most jobs, having the correct tool for the task makes the work considerably easier. Show More Summary

The Giver Featurette Reveals The Movie Will Partially Be In Black And White

Fans of Lois Lowry's award-winning book The Giver were quick to point out a serious problem with the trailer for Phillip Noyce's adaptation that debuted last month: despite the fact that the entire world of The Giver is in black and white, an extremely important stylistic choice, all of the footage shown was in full color. Show More Summary

Bugatti reveals Black Bess as fifth Legend edition Veyron

Say what you will about all the special editions Bugatti makes out of the Veyron. The fact of the matter is that they sell, and sell quickly. In fact, each of the four Legend editions to date - all of which have been limited to three...Show More Summary

Gisele got audited because of her spot on the Forbes highest-paid models list

With a quick glance at her recent client list - H&M, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Pantene Pro-V - it's obvious that Gisele Bündchen is raking in some serious cash. In fact, for the seventh year in a row, Bündchen topped the 2013 Forbes magazine...Show More Summary

return on college investment: it’s about the variance, people

When I argue that we have too much college, people quickly fall on the well established fact that college graduates make a lot more than non-college graduates. But you don’t need to be an education skeptic to ask a sensible question: what’s the variance? Are some people not making the college premium? How many? Well, turns […]

Zach Mettenberger's Updated 2014 NFL Draft Stock After Average Pro Day

Former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger may have had an average pro day, but considering he tore his ACL just a few months ago, it's unlikely that he hurt his draft stock. The fact that he was throwing and moving around so quickly may...Show More Summary

‘Thought Glass,’ New Vsauce2 Series Answers Common Questions Using Simple Facts and Stick-On Visuals

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

The new Vsauce2 series “Thought Glass” addresses common questions with quick, concise answers. Standing behind a transparent pane of glass pane, host Kevin Lieber takes on questions like “Why do so many meats taste like chicken,” “Why does running water make you want to pee” and “Why are traffic lights red and green” with the [...]

Why Khalil Mack Is Most Intriguing Prospect of 2014 NFL Draft

A quick look at the big boards from various NFL draft experts confirms what's already a well-known fact: The top-rated college teams and those from power conferences tend to produce the most coveted pro prospects. The 2014 NFL draftShow More Summary

A guy performs magic tricks for a bunch of cats, with predictable results.

last weekOdd : Happy Place

Well, he did succeed in making these cats disappear. Everybody knows that dogs love magic tricks. In fact, it's probably the first thing that comes to your head when you hear the word "dog." If I were to ask you to quickly tell me three...Show More Summary

15 Cat Selfies That Prove Felines Are as Vain as You Are (or More)

Cats. They're so vain and self-absorbed, it's no surprise that they're getting in on the selfie trend. In fact, it's a small wonder it took them this long. Narcissists. Bunch of pompous, entitled narcissists. The selfie has quickly become...Show More Summary

What to do about our short attention span on social media?

What has a longer attention span? Don’t let their expressions fool you. The fact is, goldfish have longer attention spans than us homo sapiens. Is this necessarily a bad thing? What can you do to quickly capture the attention of a user on social media? We’ll take a look at these in today’s post, so, […]

Stress and the Artist

Taking a hike is a great way to reduce stress. In the bohemian, carefree life of an artist, where's the stress? Well, the fact is, the life of a professional artist is anything but bohemian and carefree. These qualities are quickly dismissed by discipline, which I wrote about in an earlier blog post. Show More Summary

Military, Media Quick to Report Fort Hood Shooter’s Mental Health Status

There’s no way to stop the rare mass shootings that occur in the United States. You may not like it, but it’s a fact no amount of laws or background checks will ever fix. Every time a new shooting occurs, it’s a tragedy. No words can begin to describe the senseless violence of a mass […]

Microsoft Build 2014: Everything announced on day 1 in one handy list

At its Build 2014 conference in San Francisco today, Microsoft made a slew of software and hardware announcements. Here’s a quick recap of everything announced at the event – and we’re not including that fact that all attendees were treated to an Xbox One and a $500 Microsoft Store gift card. Show More Summary

Santelli: On Obamacare, Climate Change, Media too Quick to Accept Facts are 'Settled'

CNBC contributor Rick Santelli ranted against the media’s tendency to accept certain things as settled fact. According to Santelli, the media, “whether press, TV or whatever it is,” aren’t focusing enough on presenting hard data. “I don’t care how many people visit a website. Show More Summary

UN: "I Hope These Facts Will Jolt People into Action"

"Unless we act dramatically and quickly, science tells us our climate and our way of life are literally in jeopardy. Denial of the science is malpractice," warned U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday. His urgent call to action came after the United Nations released its most sobering account on the state of our climate yet. Show More Summary

GAME_JAM, An Indie Game Reality Show, Hilariously Crashed And Burned

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Considering the pervasiveness of reality show competitions, it was really only a matter of time before somebody tried to make one surrounding game jams, where developers come together to quickly make small games. In fact, they tried last week with GAME_JAM, but the entire production apparently shut down when every single contestant quit within the first day of filming.

Original Pebble smartwatch now available at Target for $149

A quick heads up, folks, that you can now buy the original Pebble smartwatch at Target for $149. This is the classic plastic model, and it's available in red, black or white. (In fact, white's a Target exclusive for now.) [Target]

Here’s the fastest way I know, to increase your sales and profits!

If you want to generate high quality sales, extremely quickly, here’s a suggestion. It’s based on an idea I have used and seen used, many times, with amazing results. 3 Facts and a question I want you to consider the following 3 facts about your clients: Your clients trust you. Show More Summary

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