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Meet Susan Butcher, a New England girl whose only goal in life was to win the Alaskan Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race which she ultimately won 4 times with record times and became one the greatest mushers of all time

Susan Butcher Susan Howlet Butcher (December 26, 1954 – August 5, 2006) was an American dog musher, noteworthy as the second woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1986, the second four-time winner in 1990, and the first to win four out of five sequential years. She is commemorated in Alaska by …

Meet Susan Butcher, a New England girl whose only goal in life was to win the Alaskan Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race which she ultimately won 4 times with record times and became one the greatest mushers of all time Read More »

The company that produces the Jenga game initially wanted to change its name to “Timber!” or “Tumbling”. This is because it didn’t indicate how the game was played and people wouldn’t know what it meant. The original creator refused because she thought the name would gain meaning later on.

The Story Of Jenga: More Than A Drinking Game! What is a simple, yet infuriating game, that makes you want to immediately play it again after you lose? Jenga is a game made up of 54 blocks that are removed one at a time and stacked on top of each other. It was released in …

The company that produces the Jenga game initially wanted to change its name to “Timber!” or “Tumbling”. This is because it didn’t indicate how the game was played and people wouldn’t know what it meant. The original creator refused because she thought the name would gain meaning later on. Read More »

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What Did Mark Zuckerberg Do After Losing a Game of Scrabble to a Teenager?

There are three things you need when you play Scrabble: an extensive vocabulary, a good strategy, and a little luck. All in the name of good fun and games. Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, was not happy losing a game of scrabble with his friend’s high school daughter that he decided to create a program that …

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Judit Polgar was the only female chess player to reach the top 50. She was the product of an educational experiment by her father, who wanted to prove that “geniuses are made, not born”. As such, he decided to vigorously train his daughters for chess from a young age

Judit Polgár The native form of this personal name is Polgár Judit. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals. Judit Polgár (born 23 July 1976) is a Hungarian chess player. She is generally considered the strongest female chess player of all time. Since September 2015, she has been inactive as a tournament player. …

Judit Polgar was the only female chess player to reach the top 50. She was the product of an educational experiment by her father, who wanted to prove that “geniuses are made, not born”. As such, he decided to vigorously train his daughters for chess from a young age Read More »

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik secret police and ordered to be shot. As the firing squad lined up, an officer asked if he was really the famous chess master. The officer made Bernstein play a game for his life against him. Bernstein won easily and was released.

Lined Up For The Firing Squad, This Chess Master Was Offered To Play a Game of Chess For His Life Ossip Samoilovich Bernstein was a Ukrainian-born chess player who went on to become a master in the most memorable of ways. He was born in 1882 to a wealthy Jewish family. He started playing chess …

Chess Grand Master Ossip Bernstein was arrested by the Bolshevik secret police and ordered to be shot. As the firing squad lined up, an officer asked if he was really the famous chess master. The officer made Bernstein play a game for his life against him. Bernstein won easily and was released. Read More »

In 1992, a man named Stefan Mandel won a $27,036,142 jackpot, 6 second prizes, 132 third prizes, and 135 minor prizes in ONE lottery, by buying EVERY SINGLE COMBINATION possible – Over 5.5 million tickets. All 44 US states with lotteries have since changed their laws to prevent this.

The man who won the lottery 14 times Note: This is the full version of a two-part series. Already read part one? Click here to skip to part two. If you’d prefer to listen, you can also scroll to the bottom of this post for an audio version. Just after 11 PM on February 15, …

In 1992, a man named Stefan Mandel won a $27,036,142 jackpot, 6 second prizes, 132 third prizes, and 135 minor prizes in ONE lottery, by buying EVERY SINGLE COMBINATION possible – Over 5.5 million tickets. All 44 US states with lotteries have since changed their laws to prevent this. Read More »

Meet Chess960 – a game created by Bobby Fischer which uses the same board and pieces of regular chess, but randomly shuffles the home row to prevent players from relying on memorized strategies and instead rely on their own creativity

Chess960 Chess960, also known as Fischer Random Chess or Fischerandom, is a variant of chess invented and advocated by former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, announced publicly on June 19, 1996, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It employs the same board and pieces as standard chess, but the starting position of the pieces on the players’ …

Meet Chess960 – a game created by Bobby Fischer which uses the same board and pieces of regular chess, but randomly shuffles the home row to prevent players from relying on memorized strategies and instead rely on their own creativity Read More »

Steam was originally created so Valve didn’t have to keep shutting off Counter-Strike servers to fix issues with the game.

Steam (software) This article is about the digital video game distribution platform. For the video game console, see Steam Machine (hardware platform). “Steamworks” redirects here. For the brewery, see Steamworks Brewing Company. For the robotics competition, see FIRST Steamworks. Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation for purchasing and playing video games. …

Steam was originally created so Valve didn’t have to keep shutting off Counter-Strike servers to fix issues with the game. Read More »

Nintendo pushed usage of the term “game console” so people would stop calling products from other manufacturers “Nintendos”, otherwise they would have risked losing their trademark.

Nintendo Nintendo Co., Ltd.[a] is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto. Nintendo is one of the world’s largest video game companies by market capitalization, creating some of the best-known and top-selling video game franchises, such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon. Founded on 23 September 1889 by …

Nintendo pushed usage of the term “game console” so people would stop calling products from other manufacturers “Nintendos”, otherwise they would have risked losing their trademark. Read More »

If you won the lottery in Australia, you had to go public with your win, turning into an overnight celebrity. This was until the abduction & murder of Graeme Thorne, 8, whose family won the lottery leading to Graeme being abducted for ransom but killed.

Deadly Lottery – The Abduction of Graeme Thorne It was the 7th of July, 1960, when Freda Thorne kissed her son, 8-year-old Graeme Thorne, goodbye and sent him off to school. Graeme lived in a two-bedroom ground floor flat in Edward St., Bondi, Australia, with his mother, his father, Bazil, and his 3-year-old sister, Belinda. …

If you won the lottery in Australia, you had to go public with your win, turning into an overnight celebrity. This was until the abduction & murder of Graeme Thorne, 8, whose family won the lottery leading to Graeme being abducted for ransom but killed. Read More »