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  • Origins of the Modern Sabbatical(03:21)
  • Before Stuff of Genius takes its own scheduled break, Christian looks into the origin of the modern sabbatical and its goal of improving productivity ...
  • Date: January 22, 2014
  • Source: Stuff of Genius
  • The Inventor of Tetris(02:14)
  • Alexey Pajitnov changed the world of gaming forever when he created Tetris. Learn the history of this famous game and how it came to be.
  • Date: January 16, 2014
  • Source: Stuff of Genius
  • How to Hack Your New Year(02:44)
  • Want to successfully meet your resolutions in 2014? Use these 5 lifehacks at the beginning of your year, so you're happy with the rest of it.
  • Date: January 15, 2014
  • Source: Stuff of Genius
  • How Jacob Perkin Patented the First Refrig...(02:06)
  • Jacob Perkins was always a tinkerer, but in 1834 he patented the refrigerator. Learn how his version worked by vaporizing dangerous chemicals.
  • Date: January 12, 2014
  • Source: Stuff of Genius
  • Scandinavian Research Lab Found a Way to T...(03:29)
  • Talking dogs are cute and all, but what if you could actually translate your dog's thoughts into English? A Scandinavian research lab claims they've i...
  • Date: January 08, 2014
  • Source: Stuff of Genius
  • The History Behind Fireworks(01:58)
  • Thousands of years ago, the Chinese invented fireworks. Watch on to learn the origin of these celebrated pyrotechnics.
  • Date: January 01, 2014
  • Source: Stuff of Genius
  • The History Behind the White Elephant Exch...(02:36)
  • Every year, American office parties celebrate a tradition called a "White Elephant" exchange. Stuff of Genius deciphers how this term came from a comp...
  • Date: December 25, 2013
  • Source: Stuff of Genius
  • Privacy Visor Developed to Prevent Facial ...(02:29)
  • A Tokyo based team has invented a pair of glasses that disrupts digital cameras and prevents facial recognition. Want to hide your identity and person...
  • Date: December 22, 2013
  • Source: Stuff of Genius
  • The History Behind the Modern Umbrella(02:03)
  • While umbrellas have been around for centuries, the modern steel design we're all familiar with was invented by Samuel Fox in 1852. Or was it? Learn a...
  • Date: December 18, 2013
  • Source: Stuff of Genius
  • George Ballas and the Weed Eater(01:57)
  • What do carwashes and lawn care have in common? The answer might surprise you. Tune in to learn how George Ballas went from cleaning his car to invent...
  • Date: December 10, 2013
  • Source: Stuff of Genius
  • Gregory Pincus and the Birth Control Pill(02:13)
  • The birth control pill prevents millions of births every year. Learn how a scientist's experiments with rabbit ovums and frozen sperm led to this game...
  • Date: December 05, 2013
  • Source: Stuff of Genius

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