Technology

How Claw Machines Are Rigged

Photo credit: Claw machine. Pavel L Photo and Video/Shutterstock.

It's official: Claw machines are rigged. But we all pretty much assumed that anyway, right? Like a lot of fairground and arcade games, the odds are ever in the house's favor. They're not games of skill, but simply pot luck.

But... that doesn't stop us from trying anyway.

Take a look at this video by VOX and YouTube user Matt3756 explaining how the claw machine makers rig the machines to make a solid profit off your frustration and stubbornness.

 

Plants and Animals

How Tall Is The World's Tallest Tree?

Photo credit: Redwood Trees, Redwood National Park, California U.S. Sean Lema/Shutterstock

The world’s tallest tree is a coastal redwood standing at a staggering 379 feet and four inches (115.6 meters) feet above the earth – beating its predecessor Stratosphere Giant by over 10 feet.

To gain some sense of perspective, take a look at this image created by ILTWMT.com comparing it to some famously tall landmarks.

 

 

Physics

LHC Finds Particles That Defy The Standard Model Of Physics

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With the help of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), an international team of researchers have found evidence of something physicists have spent decades hoping for – subatomic particles behaving in a way that defies the Standard Model. In particle physics, the Standard Model is the best theory we have for explaining how particles behave and interact; however, it is incomplete as it does not account for gravity. By using the LHC, researchers hope to observe conditions that violate the standard rules of particle physics.

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