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“Boy on Horse” in Hyderabad, India, by photographer Shiva Krishna.

Credit Reports

On LastWeekTonight, John Oliver discusses credit reports — they play a surprisingly large role in our lives, but even more surprising is how often they contain critical mistakes. John Oliver helps credit agencies see why this is a problem.

If you go and look up a photo of a boxer from the 19th century, it’s almost certain that the individual will be standing like the gentlemen pictured right. While it may look a little silly to modern fans of the sport, this was actually a very effective fighting stance for those wishing to win a 19th century boxing match.

Asking for a friend.

In this episode of How To Make Everything: Andy makes a second attempt to create paper. This time he’s connecting with the experts to transform some of the same materials he used in his suit to now make paper.

In this episode of How To Make Everything: Andy attempts to make paper from papyrus and wood.

We may call some catastrophes “accidents,” but in other cases decisions are made — by those ordinarily trusted to make the right call — that are so poor they become truly remarkable in their negligence. In this account, we profile ten shocking disasters and significant crises that were brought about largely through some extraordinarily bad choices. Some of these are well known, others more obscure. But one thing is for certain: some truly horrendous decisions played huge roles in these terrible disasters…

There are many places that are famous for being so secretive and well-protected that you can never visit them. This list is not about them. This is about the really well-guarded places — ones that are so secret that you may not have even heard about them.

A manly hero coming to the rescue of a beautiful damsel in distress has been a common trope since literally the earliest days of theater, going all the way back to the Ancient Greeks. As the centuries passed, mythical creatures were replaced by more mundane dangers- notable to the topic at hand is the common trope of top hat clad, magnificently mustachioed villains tying buxom damsels to railway tracks while a dashing hero rushes in to save the day.

On this episode of Planet Slo-Mo, The Slow Mo Guys visit a gunnery range and have a literal blast firing some VERY big guns.

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