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‘Calling Sweden. You Will Soon Be Connected to a Random Swede, Somewhere in Sweden’

Margareta Marza, a 28-year-old marketer in Stockholm, was reading a book on Thursday evening when she received my call.<p>Until she told me, I had no idea who she was. And she didn’t know who I was — or which number, country or time zone I was calling from. But that was the fun part.<p>To gin up interest …

Europe

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

Geography

A Short Film About a Walk and Don’t Walk Sign Fighting Over Who is Visible on the Traffic Signal

<i>Don’t Walk</i> is an amusing short film, written and directed by Dan Angelucci, about a Walk and Don’t Walk sign fighting ruthlessly over who is going to …

Every Day, This Mom Gives Her Little Girl Incredible Braids

There seems to be nothing that Shelley Gifford can't do with her daughter's hair. Every day, she sends her 6-year old daughter Grace to school with …

Super Mario Rapid Transit Maps

Artist Dave Delisle makes clever geeky posters and more. We first showed you his Toronto subway map rendered in the style of Super Mario 3 a few …

For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language

The cognitive benefits of multilingualism<p>There’s a certain sinking feeling one gets when thinking of the perfect thing to say just a moment too late. Perhaps a witty parting word could have made all the difference. There is no English word to express this feeling, but the French have the term</i> …

The History Inside Us - MIT Technology Review

Every day our DNA breaks a little. Special enzymes keep our genome intact while we’re alive, but after death, once the oxygen runs out, there is no …

Anthropology

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The Cleverly’s Perform a Bluegrass Cover of the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Theme Song

In 2011, The Cleverly’s performed a fantastic bluegrass cover of the <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> theme song. Previously, we wrote about their bluegrass covers …

Museum Hack Is Now Offering Non-Traditional Tours of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City

Back in 2013 we wrote about Museum Hack, a tour group founded by Nick Gray that provides non-traditional, “un-highlight” tours of the Metropolitan …

Young People Talk About How They Felt When They First Came Out of the Closet

<i>If I could tell my closeted self something from my out self, I would say, don’t wait until someone drives you to do it that you should do it for …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Recreates the Hilarious ‘David After Dentist’ Video From Memory

Jimmy Kimmel recently released footage of Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing an incredible job of recreating the hilarious “David After Dentist” video from …

How All the Natural Numbers from One to Infinity Added Together Equal -1/12

University of Nottingham physicists Tony Padilla and Ed Copeland explain how all the natural numbers from one to infinity add up to -1/12 in this …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

The Funniest Moments Of 2013

You're deep into the holidays with your families by now, so we <i>know</i> you're looking for some laughs. No offense to our nearest and dearest, of course, …

This Is Your Brain on Gluten

A No. 1 bestseller by a respected physician argues that gluten and carbohydrates are at the root of Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. What to make of the controversial theory?<p>“If you could make just three simple changes in your life to prevent, or even reverse, memory loss and …

WIND

(YouTube link)<p>In this fictional place, it's windy -very windy! People have learned to cope with it in strange and funny ways in their everyday lives. …

Mini guide to excursions from Reykjavik

Iceland’s capital is the perfect base for a wide range of activities, be it bobbing in a geothermal pool, spotting puffins or taking in one of the world’s best dive sites.<p>Famed for its Viking history and high-energy nightlife, Iceland’s capital is also the perfect pitstop for a range of activities: …

European Travel

In Poll About Debt-Ceiling Crisis, Americans Totally Excited About New iPhone

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a poll taken over the weekend about the looming debt-ceiling crisis and government shutdown, most Americans said that they were totally excited about the new iPhone 5s.<p>When asked about the prospect of a debt-ceiling logjam leading to a downgrade of the U.S. …