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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."

Dominica History - History

Dominica History - History

DOMINICABefore Columbus& 39; voyages to the Caribbean, Dominica was inhabited by Carib indians. Though Spanish ships passed through from then on, the island was actually settled by Europeans in the 17th century and those Europeans were French missionaries. The island came under British rule in 1763. Variously tied to the Leeward Islands, the Windward Islands, and then the West Indies Federation, Dominica embarked upon a political relationship with Britain (1967) which culminated in independence for Dominica in 1978.

Country Index: Malaysia

Country Index: Malaysia

County Index for Military History of Malaysia

The oldest tattoo tool in North America is made from pear cactus needles

The oldest tattoo tool in North America is made from pear cactus needles

Tattoos have always been a way to express something. Be it status, slavery, illness or bravery, since previous centuries the practice of tattooing has carried a message with it. The origin of this activity is not known exactly, however, it is known that it originated on the border between Europe and Asia. more than five thousand years ago.

Bhopal Gas Leaks Kills Thousands - History

Bhopal Gas Leaks Kills Thousands - History

On December 3, 1984, the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal India leaked methyl isocyanate gas. The gas is highly toxic, and as a result, a minimum of 3,787 died. Some estimates put the number as high as 16,000.The Union Carbide India plant was built in 1969 to produce the pesticide, Sevin. As part of the process, methyl isocyanate was used to create the gas.

Archaeologists Discover a 3,200-Year-Old Pagan Ritual Hall in Israel

Archaeologists Discover a 3,200-Year-Old Pagan Ritual Hall in Israel

Excavators from Israel have announced the discovery of three millennia-old pagan ritual evidence, which supports the hypothesis of pagan worship at Tel Burna back then. Experts suggest that the new finds could shed light on Tel Burna and Canaanite ritual practices.