Turns Out That If You Cheated At Monopoly, You Were Doing It Right

Here are some game tips that work on the board and in real life: First, start with all the money. Then buy Park Place. Don't forget to buy a politician—they really come in handy when those pesky citizens' groups start nosing around your business! And if you didn't get to be the banker? Well, I'm sorry my friend, that's just the way the game is played. You want a fair chance? Better ask Parker Brothers to put out a Democracy version. 

Plutocracy: plu·toc·ra·cy
Noun: 1. Government by the wealthy. 2. A country or society governed in this way.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.

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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16

92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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