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Maths Explains The Best Way To Shuffle A Deck Of Cards

Everyone who has played poker or even Go Fish knows the basics of shuffling cards. There’s the riffle shuffle (combining two halves of a decks and making a bridge), overhand shuffling (quickly splicing cards from the deck back into the deck) and regular ol’ mixing all the cards up on a table. Which way is the best?


These Card Wizards Have Some Serious Shuffle Flair

Video: Did you know that shuffling cards could be a form of art? Yea, me neither. But apparently, the five guys who call themselves The Virts have been honing their card wizardry for years. Indeed, the spinning, flipping and mind-blowing tricks on display in their latest video could only be accomplished by maestros who’ve spent years exercising their hands for precisely this purpose.


It's Safer To Cheat At Poker When You're Playing With Bullet-Proof Cards

Everything looks cooler when made from carbon fibre, and that even applies to a deck of playing cards. But Sly Kly wants to take things one step further by engineering decks of cards made from both carbon fibre and kevlar — the same magical material that helps make vests bullet-proof. So the next time you decide to cheat during a shady backroom Poker game, your odds of surviving getting caught could be greatly improved with these cards in hand.


The Unlikely Story Of How Baseball Card Design Shaped Modern Fandom

Yesterday a 91-year-old former executive at the baseball card company Topps passed away in Long Island. You might not know Sy Berger’s name, but he was the person who turned baseball cards into a phenomenon — and, in some ways, defined baseball fandom. And he did it with design.


The World's Greatest Christmas Card Has An Amazing Animated Finale

Sometimes a simple card with a heartfelt message can have more impact than an expensive gift. But London’s Birdbox Studio’s holiday card isn’t simple. It’s actually one of the most impressive and complex pop-up cards you’ve ever seen.


BMW Is Developing Street Lights That Also Charge Your Electric Car

One of the frequently-cited problems with electric cars is a lack of places to charge up when you’re away from home. Rather than create an entire standalone network, BMW is looking to combine charging docks with another common, electricity-powered road fixture: street lights.


I Got Lost In Another Dimension While Watching These Kids Shuffle Cards

Video: I don’t know how many finger exercises it takes to pull this off or how much wizard potion these kids from Singapore drank but they make shuffling cards look like a dancing symphony. Each finger seems to be powered by its own brain and yet they all work in concert to make complicated movements look graceful.


This Supercard Wants To Replace All Of Your Credit Cards And Then Some

Remember Coin, the card that promised to put all your credit cards on one handy chunk of plastic, and then suffered from substantial setbacks that may make it useless by the time it comes out? Well now it has a competitor. This is Plastc, another upcoming supercard with some seriously big promises that will be even harder to keep.


Amazing Card Trick Explains Why Stockholm Is The Best City In The World

Video: I always wanted to live in Sweden. Göteborg is my favourite city — full of beloved friends and really amazing people — but Stockholm is really amazing too. So beautiful and fun. It’s also the best city in the world. Watch this video and learn why.


There Are More Ways To Arrange A Deck Of Cards Than Atoms On Earth

When you’re shuffling a deck of cards, you’re trying your best to ensure everything gets as mixed up as possible. But it turns out you might not have to try so hard. In this wonderful TedEd animation, Yannay Khaikin outlines the staggering number of ways a deck of 52 cards can be arranged.


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