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Ancient Storytelling Memory Technique

Researchers in Australia conducted a memory test study where participants were asked to remember and recite a list of butterfly names. Using ancient aboriginal story telling techniques to encode knowledge, one group in the study were taught how to construct a story around the names. Another group were taught how to use the memory palace technique to remember the names, and the control group were left untaught.

GameBoy WorkBoy

YouTuber DidYouKnowGaming tracked down a fascinating unreleased GameBoy accessory from 1992 that turned the GameBoy into a desktop computer! WorkBoy used a connected keyboard and game cartridge to bring PDA functionality to the GameBoy with apps like calculator, alarm, phone book and appointment book, in 1992!

Podcast of the Week: Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan on Christmas

Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan is a podcast of stories collected and retold by Seanchaí (Irish traditional storyteller/historian) Eddie Lenihan. In his latest episode about Christmas, Eddie describes some of the older Irish Christmas traditions, along with some folktales about the magical time of midnight on Christmas Eve.

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