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Friends Thomas Cook and Joseph Feeney shook hands in 1992, swearing if either one won the Powerball jackpot, they would split the winnings. Well the power of friendship and a handshake has paid off: 28 years later Tom won $22 million and split the winnings with his friend.

WI Lottery: $22 Million Ticket Claimed; Handshake in 1992 Leads to Big Win MADISON, Wis. (July 23, 2020) – Friends Thomas Cook and Joseph Feeney shook hands in 1992, swearing if either one won the Powerball jackpot, they would split the winnings…no matter who bought the ticket. Tom, of Elk Mound, and Joe, of Menomonie, …

Friends Thomas Cook and Joseph Feeney shook hands in 1992, swearing if either one won the Powerball jackpot, they would split the winnings. Well the power of friendship and a handshake has paid off: 28 years later Tom won $22 million and split the winnings with his friend. Read More »

A young Tina Fey provided voices for a pinball machine called Medieval Madness in 1997 as two princesses, the dialogue for the game was written by future 30 Rock co-star Scott Adsit

Medieval Madness The music and sounds for this game were composed by Dan Forden. Much of the game’s dialogue was written by Scott Adsit and Kevin Dorff, at the time members of The Second City in Chicago. Adsit also provided voice work alongside fellow Second City member Tina Fey. Tina Fey and Andrea Farrell provided …

A young Tina Fey provided voices for a pinball machine called Medieval Madness in 1997 as two princesses, the dialogue for the game was written by future 30 Rock co-star Scott Adsit Read More »

The first character on screen in Super Mario 64 is Lakitu, Mario’s camera operator. Because the 1996 game was the first in the series to have 3D gameplay, the developers needed to teach players that they were controlling both Mario AND the camera.

Super Mario 64 introduced the camera as a friend and foe in video games When the Nintendo 64 launched in the United States in September of 1996, players had just two games to choose from: a flight simulator called Pilotwings 64 and the latest entry in one of the most popular series in video game …

The first character on screen in Super Mario 64 is Lakitu, Mario’s camera operator. Because the 1996 game was the first in the series to have 3D gameplay, the developers needed to teach players that they were controlling both Mario AND the camera. Read More »

Playing action video games can train the mind to make the right decisions faster. Video game players can develop a heightened sensitivity to what is going on around them, such as everyday activities like driving, reading small print, or navigating around town.

The Mind’s Eye Departments Features How do we transform an ever-changing jumble of visual stimuli into the rich and coherent three-dimensional perception we know as sight? Rochester vision scientists are helping reshape our understanding of how the brain ‘sees.’ By the time James Risen arrived at the Napa Valley hotel his wife had booked in …

Playing action video games can train the mind to make the right decisions faster. Video game players can develop a heightened sensitivity to what is going on around them, such as everyday activities like driving, reading small print, or navigating around town. Read More »

At a 1976 Amsterdam chess tournament, Soviet grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi politely asked an English competitor how to spell the words “political asylum.” He then went straight to a police station and announced that he wished to defect.

Viktor Korchnoi In this Eastern Slavic name, the patronymic is Lvovich and the family name is Korchnoi. Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi (Russian: Ви́ктор Льво́вич Корчно́й, IPA: [vʲiktər lʲvovʲɪtɕ kɐrtɕˈnoj]; 23 March 1931 – 6 June 2016) was a Soviet (before 1976) and Swiss (after 1980) chess grandmaster and writer. He is considered one of the strongest …

At a 1976 Amsterdam chess tournament, Soviet grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi politely asked an English competitor how to spell the words “political asylum.” He then went straight to a police station and announced that he wished to defect. Read More »

Armie Hammer’s grandfather, oil tycoon Armand Hammer, tried to buy the Arm and Hammer brand of household products due to similarity to his name. When they refused, he bought stock until he became a controlling shareholder. Armand was named after the socialist labor party symbol.

Arm and hammer This article is about the symbol. For the brand, see Arm & Hammer. For other uses, see Arm and hammer (disambiguation). Arm-and-hammer symbol at the Mechanics’ Bank and Trust Company Building in Knoxville, Tennessee The arm and hammer is a symbol consisting of a muscular arm holding a hammer. Used in ancient …

Armie Hammer’s grandfather, oil tycoon Armand Hammer, tried to buy the Arm and Hammer brand of household products due to similarity to his name. When they refused, he bought stock until he became a controlling shareholder. Armand was named after the socialist labor party symbol. Read More »

The inventor of Clue, the board game, was a musician who thought of the idea while watching rich folk play murder parlor games at their mansions while he entertained them, playing piano

The Origins of Clue, The Board Game MYSTERY MOB! Happy first Friday of February! Last weekend I watched Clue, the 1985 Whodunit based on the classic board game. It holds up for the most part 30+ years later, plus it’s responsible for one of top all time gifs out there: Anyway, after watching, I started …

The inventor of Clue, the board game, was a musician who thought of the idea while watching rich folk play murder parlor games at their mansions while he entertained them, playing piano Read More »

Babies born with extra digits are not that rare, and those with 6 fingers on one hand are able to play a complicated video game with a single hand. What’s more, their brains have no trouble controlling the more complex movements of their extra digits.

A sixth finger can prove extra handy An extra finger can be incredibly handy. Two people born with six fingers per hand can tie their shoes, deftly manage phones and play a complicated video game — all with a single hand. What’s more, their brains had no trouble controlling the more complex movements of their …

Babies born with extra digits are not that rare, and those with 6 fingers on one hand are able to play a complicated video game with a single hand. What’s more, their brains have no trouble controlling the more complex movements of their extra digits. Read More »