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Museum of Wonder

See curiosities from around the world and beyond.

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Cold as Hell

Elton JohnMars- ‘’cold as a hell’’NASA's Curiosity roverWilliam WhewellThe War of the Worlds 1897

25mins

11 Feb 2021

Rank #1

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Acre of Grass

Praising Yeats, T. S. Eliot wrote that “a man who is capable of experience finds himself in a very different world in every decade of his life; as he sees it with different eyes, the material of his art is continually renewed.” As a young symbolist Yeats had asked:When shall the stars be blown about the sky,Like sparks blown out of a smithy, and die?Surely thine hour has come, thy great wind blows,Far-off, most secret, and inviolable Rose?

22mins

11 Feb 2021

Rank #2

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Memory Palace

A Memory Palace is an imaginary location in your mind where you can store mnemonic images. It has been used since ancient Rome, and is responsible for some quite incredible memory feats. Many studies have been conducted to analyze the effectiveness of the Memory Palace technique. It's all based on the scientific fact that your brain and spatial memory perceive space as a kind of image. The method of loci is also known as the memory journey, memory palace, or mind palace technique. This method is a mnemonic device adopted in ancient Roman and Greek rhetorical treatises (in the anonymous Rhetorica ad Herennium, Cicero's De Oratore, and Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria). Memory Palace “Ars Memoriae” Great Expectation Mnemosyne: Lightweight Persistent Memory Memory Takes Hold Carl Jung Semantic Web ManMachine - Semantic Memory Intel | Architect of the Future Memory of Loci Mega-mix

26mins

27 Apr 2020

Rank #3