When the narrator says "less than 10 people are entrusted to carve the knights for world championship sets", one's mind may wander to the fact that chess authorities are among the most blatantly corrupt sporting bodies on Earth, so perhaps something hinky is at hand. But if anything the artisans are underpaid. The incredible refinement and detail of the championship sets (and how they differ from standard "tournament" sets, especially in their indifference to what's practical to accomplish on a lathe) seems worth more than $500 to me.
There are a lot of unorthodox weapons that are surprisingly effective. Take a piano wire, for example. The name alone elicits a peculiar effect on my brain because it can be benign or lethal, depending on the situation. Many of the weapons that injure governments can be equally as unorthodox. Hunger strikes are my favorite… READ THE REST
With all of the political division and chaos happening in America, it's easy to turn a blind eye to similar political strife occurring around the globe. There's too much unrest to consume without losing either your mind or empathy. However, I like to believe that, as a race, we've made glacial changes for the better.… READ THE REST
Today in New Delhi, Jitender Gogi—allegedly involved in 19 murders and attempted murders—appeared in Rohini Court for a hearing. After the court proceedings began though, two men, thought to be lawyers involved in the case, opened fire and killed Gogi. From NDTV: "Two from rival gang opened fire at Jitender Gogi inside the court. The… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Has learning how to play the guitar been on your bucket list? Learning how to play guitar should be simple, fun, and accessible, but with the average guitar costing $600 — lessons not included, you might… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. With most of our daily activities happening online, no one will ever complain about having too much storage space. On the contrary, it's frustrating when you run out of storage or have… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. We're sure our parents had a wild time back in the day without modern media, and to some degree, we wish we could be a little less plugged in. But then we… READ THE REST