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Edward O. Thorp: the man who discovered that blackjack is not just a game of chance

Edward O. Thorp: the man who discovered that blackjack is not just a game of chance

Edward Oakley Thorp is considered by many to be the "father of card counting theory" in the board game twenty-one. Furthermore, he was the first mathematical scientist to discover and prove that the famous casino game was not 100 percent dependent on chance, which is why he was dubbed the "Einstein of blackjack."

What did the first hominids eat?

What did the first hominids eat?

Until 2010, all studies seemed to point out that archaic hominins and the first representatives of the genus Homo had a diet based on hard foods, which could include nuts, seeds or other fruits with a more or less rigid shell, but more recent research they began to raise doubts about this hypothesis.

Slavic mythology: the god Chernabog

Slavic mythology: the god Chernabog

Chernabog is a god of Slavic mythology whose name means "black god", of which there are very few references or sources, the only known ones being a Christian chronicle from the 12th century and an Icelandic legend from the 10th century, where he is described as a dark and cursed deity, also spelled Chernobog, Crnobog, Czernobóg, Zernebog, or Czernobog.

They find a 1st century toy mouse in the Vindolanda museum

They find a 1st century toy mouse in the Vindolanda museum

Staff at the Vindolanda Roman Fort museum, located near Hadrian's Wall in northern England, have discovered a curious 1,900-year-old toy mouse that had gone unnoticed in a bag of scraps of leather since its discovery in 1993.

Summary of the 'interwar period' (1918-1939)

Summary of the 'interwar period' (1918-1939)

Introduction to the interwar period When we talk about the interwar period, we are mainly talking about the 20 fundamental years that elapsed between the end of the First World War and the beginning of the Second World War. The First World War had quite serious effects for the European continent, considering that at least 10 million people died and at least twice that number were injured to varying degrees.

Eurystheus, king of Mycenae who commissioned the 12 labors to Hercules

Eurystheus, king of Mycenae who commissioned the 12 labors to Hercules

Euristeo was son of Esténelo and Nicipe, and descendant like Hercules de Perseo. It was the king of Mycenae who ordered Hercules the famous 12 labors.Euristeus, King of Mycenae Having decreed that Zeus would be king the first born, Hera asked Ilithia to delay the birth of Hercules, so that Eurystheus would be king, thanks to which became king of Mycenae, Tiryns and Midea.