Derren Brown Plays 9 World Class Chess Players Simultaneously And Loses To Only 3

And shows us the super-cool way he does it in this video. And don’t forget to check out his current trick (and my inspiration to go see more of his past videos) by clicking here. ┬áThe trick is that he “predicts the lottery numbers” live on TV. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Women Psyched Out By Playing Chess With Men?

This study says yes: Women are surprisingly underrepresented in the chess world, representing less that 5% of registered tournament players worldwide and only 1% of the world’s grandmasters. In this paper it is argued that gender stereotypes are mainly responsible for the underperformance of women in chess. Forty-two male-female pairs, matched for ability, played two [Read More...]

Vlad Artazov Nails The Human Experience

Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for the heads up to these and a few dozen more cool photographs like them from photographer Vlad Artazov. [Read more...]


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