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VideoApr 2011

Lost in space, the difficulties of interstellar travel

The sheer distance to the nearest stars is mind-bogglingly huge. But never mind about that, getting lost in space is an even bigger problem. Did he take into account the expansion of the universe? Based on a study by R. Schmidt, 2006.

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AnimationMar 2014

How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

(3:42) One deck. Fifty-two cards. How many arrangements? Let's put it this way - any time you pick up a well shuffled deck, you are almost certainly holding an arrangement of cards that has never before existed and might not exist again.

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AnimationMar 2017

Countries vs Companies: Numbers you should know

(5:48) Getting some perspective on our world.

PictureJun 2008

Baffling crop circles equal pi

Pi from the sky discovered in a barley field in the Wiltshire. The geometric pattern shows a perfectly coded image which represents the complex first ten digits of pi - 3.141592654.

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VideoDec 2008

Clever counting chimp

Amazing ability to recognise and remember sequential patterns. (no audio)

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VideoJan 2009

World's most obedient dog

Remote control canine

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GM VideoFeb 2009

GM accident avoidance device (1971)

General Motors commercial showing an experimental device that would prevent an impaired driver from starting their car

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VideoJan 2010

Strange New Year's countdown from 1989

The tricky side of counting from 1 to 30

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VideoNov 2019

Approaching D-Day, when Britain went decimal (1970)

(9:53) The first country to talk about it, Britain finally went decimal in 1971, after everybody else.

VideoSep 2009

Derren Brown predicts National Lottery numbers, live!

For those who missed this, master mentalist will reveal how this trick was done tomorrow. You have until then to work it out.

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