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Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Meet the brand new world chess champion, a nineteen year old from Norway.Meet the brand new world chess champion, a nineteen year old from Norway.

He's already got a clever nickname, 'Mozart of Chess', and he has no interest in becoming the next Bobby Fisher (in the sense that Bobby Fisher went a little crazy and then disappeared).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:59 AM | Tags (9) | bobbyfisher | champion | chess | magnuscarlsen | moves | mozart | nationalpost | nickname | norway |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

A visual tour from the recent Pinball World Championship over in Pennsylvania.A visual tour from the recent Pinball World Championship over in Pennsylvania.

For the 2,000 fans and nearly 400 competitors that will stream through the doors over these four August days, this obscure warehouse is the center of a vibrant, competitive pinball subculture that is far from dead. This is the story of just some of those people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 11:22 AM | Tags (5) | championship | crispygamer | pa | pinball | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

Iowa girl wins text messaging competition, makes off with $50,000 prize.Iowa girl wins text messaging competition, makes off with $50,000 prize.

Competition included a round of texting whilst blindfolded, too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 10:00 AM | Tags (3) | championship | competition | texting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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