"Throw," as he likes to be called, is the world's fastest and most accurate knife thrower, as well as the holder of 25 world records. He told us about how he learned, at the age of 50, that he had a natural talent for throwing knives, which he has done professionally ever since. Throw explained to us what it takes to be a knife thrower and told us at what point he had the confidence to first use a live target. He talked about what would compel someone to volunteer as his assistant and have deadly weapons thrown at her—and he described the horrific accident that almost ruined his career.
He also gave a brief tutorial about everything you'll need to know to start throwing knives yourself. Don't try this at home, kids!
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A completely unexpected discovery beneath the ice.
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Eight-dimensional octonions may hold the clues to solve fundamental mysteries.
- Physicists discover complex numbers called octonions that work in 8 dimensions.
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It's one factor that can help explain the religiosity gap.
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- A recent study used data from several national surveys to compare religiosity, risk-taking preferences and demographic information among more than 20,000 American adolescents.
- The results suggest that risk-taking preferences might partly explain the gender differences in religiosity.
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