Saturday, April 22, 2017

That Can't Be Smart

Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don't know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues.
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THAT MAKES US SMART
THE SHARPEST TOOLS IN THE SHED
What Makes A Genius?
nationalgeographic.com
Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don't know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues.
THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS
Smart Credit Card Startup Plastc Took $9 Million In Preorders — And Just Shut Down
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Here's a look back on the promising rise, troubled growth, and inglorious fall of Plastc.
IT MAKES CENTS
How To Trick People Into Saving Money
theatlantic.com
Inside Walmart's curious, possibly ingenious effort to get customers to build up their savings accounts.
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QUICK RECAP
OUR PLANET IS COOL
Some Awesome Photography Of Earth, For Earth Day
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To celebrate Earth Day, our friends at ViewFind picked some of their favorite photography showcasing our planet's diverse and astonishing beauty.
WEEKEND READING
Coastal Homeowners' Nightmare Scenario, And More Of Our Favorite Long Reads Of The Week
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Florida's looming housing crisis, a spate of opioid-induced amnesia, and the unraveling of a once-promising tech company.
JIMMY SWEENY YOU DOUCHE
WATCH: Very Funny Old Man Wins Storytelling Contest With A Hilarious Tale About Young Love
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93-year-old grandfather Tom Sitter won an open mic storytelling contest with this laugh-out-loud story from his youth, completely with the names of his actual classmates.
NEEDING SOME CLOSURE
MADE A MOCKERY
The $400 Million 'This Is Spinal Tap' Lawsuit
bloomberg.com
The creators of "This is Spinal Tap," the most influential mockumentary ever made, have been paid almost nothing. The rock gods are angry.
THE SEQUEL TO BEN DROWNED
People Are Trying To Find The Truth About A Creepy 'Unfinished' Playstation Game
kotaku.com
On the surface, "Petscop" appears to be a peppy animal collecting game that was never officially released. Hiding underneath that, though, is a dark and fucked up game that references real-life child killings.
SEND IN JACK RYAN
Inside The Hunt For Russia's Hackers
buzzfeed.com
Russia's cyberwarfare operations are built on the back of their cybercriminal networks. Can the US and its allies take them down?
VIDEO OF THE DAY
NEEDS MORE WHEELS
A Prototype Of A Flying Car Had Its Maiden Voyage, And It's... Not Quite What We Imagined
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The Lilium Jet, a funky looking aircraft that runs on electricity, and not fuel, can take off like a helicopter and fly like an airplane.
DIGG PICKS
The 14 Best Smart Home Gadgets For Under $100
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Voice-activated mood lighting, smoke alarms that won't go off every time you make bacon,  and 13 more smart-home gadgets that won't blow your budget. Oh yeah, and you can get everything on Amazon.
Here's a smart tip, from us to you: Have a relaxing weekend.

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