Friday I gave you a free sports-predicting app that pays you if you’re right.
Today, the rather fascinating history of political betting. (Hint: more accurate than Gallup.) Which may lead you to bet real money at PredictIt — see the current odds on Trump, Cruz, Bernie, and Hillary — and/or at the Iowa Electronic Markets.
I give you today, also, this unusual bit of anthropology. As the photo caption explains, “I spent 30 minutes talking to them to learn more about their culture until . . . ”
Well, click to find out. (Thanks, Brian!)
Quote of the Day
Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy.~Men Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859
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