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Joseph's Machines

joseph's machines

Joseph Herscher is a kinetic artist and a YouTube personality, who specializes in creating intricate Rude Goldberg machines out of everyday objects. Some of his most popular machines are "The Page Turner", "The Dresser", and "The Cake Server" which you can see below. Joseph has been sharing his inventions on YouTube for more than 10 years, and you can explore all of them on his official channel. Who knows, maybe he will inspire you to start making fascinating Rude Goldberg machines as well!

16 Personalities Test

Even though developing your analytical and problem solving skills can help you succeed in life, your personality type also plays a large role in it. 16 Personalities Test is a quick and fun way to evaluate your character, and it is also based on some solid psychology theories. The test is totally free and takes just 10 minutes to complete. To find out whether you are a logician, an adventurer, or an advocate, click the banner below.

Penn and Teller: Fool Us

Here, at Puzzle Prime, we have been always fascinated by magic. We appreciate the amount of creativity it takes to design a magic trick, the immense talent required to execute it, and the many hours of practice needed to perfect it. As long-time fans of Penn and Teller, a few years ago, we were delighted to discover that these all-time greats have started their own TV show. "Fool Us", soon to be running its fifth season, gathers some of the best magicians around the world and lets them perform in front of Penn and Teller, who are trying to figure out their secrets. To watch the show's episodes, visit the CW network by clicking the banner below.

Free Rice

What is better than solving problems and learning new things? Doing exactly that, while fighting the hunger in Africa! "Free Rice" is a website, on which you choose a topic (vocabulary, science, math, etc.), and every time you answer correctly to a question, you contribute 10 grains of rice to people who need them. By clicking the banner below, you will be redirected to freerice.com. Just make sure to disable your ad-blockers, since hiding the (non-intrusive) ads may prevent you from accumulating donations.

The Evolution of Trust

During World War I, peace broke out.

It was Christmas 1914 on the Western Front. Despite strict orders not to chillax with the enemy, British and German soldiers left their trenches, crossed No Man’s Land, and gathered to bury their dead, exchange gifts, and play games.

Meanwhile: it’s 2017, the West has been at peace for decades, and wow, we suck at trust. Surveys show that, over the past forty years, fewer and fewer people say they trust each other. So here’s our puzzle:

Why, even in peacetime, do friends become enemies?
And why, even in wartime, do enemies become friends?
— The Evolution of Trust

Game Theory is an intriguing subject in Mathematics, with various real-life applications. Even though many people have heard about the "Prisoner's Dilemma" - one of the most famous problems in the field, few have delved deeper into the theory. Fortunately, Nicky Case (creator of "Parable of the Polygons") is here to help again, by educating us in a fun, engaging manner. Check out his quick, 30 minutes introduction to Game Theory by clicking the image below, and see if you can understand the questions proposed above any better.

Kurzgesagt

Constant learning is important, but often times a very boring process. To tackle this issue, the guys from Kurzgesagt have started releasing new, engaging, educational videos every few weeks. Some of the puzzling topics they cover are A.I. (artificial intelligence), finance, the Big Bang, and many others. Both the quality of the production and the content itself are very high, so we recommend all of our friends to watch these videos.

So, do not waste time and go check Kurzgesagt's website by clicking the image below, or simply visit the official YouTube channel.