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The thing that matters most about coffee is the temperature at which you drink it

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We experimented with every aspect of making coffee. What we found surprised us.

The Wall Street Journal uses the word “percentile” incorrectly

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The Wall Street Journal gets the definition of percentile backwards.

Most soccer matches are within one goal of 1-0

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We know soccer is a low scoring sport, but how many matches do you think end within one goal of 1-0?

Hooray for experts

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EXPERTS SAID OBAMA WOULDN’T BE ELECTED PRESIDENT AND $3 GAS IS HERE TO STAY From this article: Paying less than $3.00 per gallon for gasoline may be automotive history for most Americans, like using 8-track tapes or going to a drive-in movie,” said Bob Darbelnet, President and CEO of AAA. “The reality is that expensive […]

Don’t believe quotation websites

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Don’t trust quotation websites

Change how you see the countries of the world: This time with infographics

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VISUALIZING COUNTRIES IN TERMS OF US STATES Syria is about the size of Florida with about the same population     Change how you see the world. Put things into perspective! In our most labor-intensive post ever, Jake Hofman and I have created, for every country in the world, a way to think of that […]

Talking about decisions interview series

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JDM (Judgment and Decision Making) researchers like Reid Hastie and Tom Wallsten have participated in the online interview series “Talking about Decisions” produced by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.

Superforecasting

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A new book by Phil Tetlock and Dan Gardner on Super-Forecasting.

Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data (e.g., Numbers)

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Check out this announcement of a new book by Paul Slovic and son.

Why is restaurant cutlery sometimes magnetic?

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Why is restaurant cutlery sometimes magnetic?