The math problem that stumped Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge 1 day ago   04:58

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The Monty Hall Problem went viral in 1990.

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ilyarnllas
this has nothing to do with “mansplaining”. That word refers to a sexist man who condescendingly overexplains things to a woman assuming she doesn’t understand. this concept has nothing to do with this video so i’m assuming whoever titles this doesn’t know what the word means
Ben Piercy
*Brain has left the chat*
BumbleGravy
i will lie for the next 3 words starting now: i love feminists.
Ben James
Strange. I remember when this video first came out with the title: The math problem that stumped thousands of mathematicians
Mugen00
sexist
Eugen Dengler
>i hate math
>wemen
:smile:
the polloeléctrico
I'm a man who does not like explaining things to people as if they didn't understand them to the level I do. Mansplaining is a sexist word. I resent it.
bakojj_ lol
Jokes on you, I’ll take the Goat rather than the car
derpydetectives
That title was very unnecessary.
OrdinaryAesta
am i the only one who actually adores math? got a A+ on fractions
edit: the top grade is a A, my teacher never gives a A+
Joseph Doe
I wish i could prove it, but i really knew the answer straight away.
Truett Calvin
4:58 best part of the vid
Treasure
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon mentions this problem, i'm so excited
Nicholas Kotlarczyk
Irs called being a sexist Ahole , mansplaining is really just a term that targets all men . You dont see guys going round talking about womensplaining
neuro sc
Amateurs... I used to intuitively use this principle to guess on math tests 😌 I still failed... tho
Official Simbah
Clickbait...this problem can be solved by a grade 7 student who has done probability....good video tho always!
Kyle Nope
Lol! This video is lame. It is 50/50 on the 2nd door choice. Only way the statistic would change is if the host moved the goats to the door you picked originally.
Jim Meisch
Youre 33 pecent rite or 66 percent wrong? Choice is choose
burdickd2
First, who let Marilyn out of her kitchen?
Lemon Car
What does mansplainer mean?
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Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge The math problem that stumped 1 day ago   06:30

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The solstice alignments of Stonehenge, explained.


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Note: A previous version of this video referred imprecisely to "Neolithic Britain" when discussing the Newgrange tomb in Ireland. We have removed that phrasing. My apologies to the Irish.

Sources:
https://www.amazon.com/Stonehenge-Understanding-Mysteries-Greatest-Monument-ebook/dp/B00BBF8FLY/ref=sr_1_1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPEITG2/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
http://media.astronomicalheritage.net/media/astronomicalheritage.net/entity_000006/ras_stonehenge_factsheet.pdf
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history/#
http://www.atmo.arizona.edu/students/courselinks/fall07/nats101s31/lecture_notes/sunpaths.html
https://archive.org/details/themysteryofstonehenge
Newgrange photos by:
Sean MacEntee https://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/22454487890
Pdbreen https://www.flickr.com/photos/pdbreen/3796235534

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Stonehenge is a popular destination for summer solstice celebrations because the 5,000-year-old monument points toward the summer solstice sunrise on the horizon. However, it also points to the winter solstice sunset in the opposite direction and there's good reason to believe that this may have been the more important alignment for the Neolithic people who built Stonehenge. We investigate by constructing a tiny model of the Stonehenge monument.

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