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…Euroball is an awesome table game?

Euroball

Euroball is simple: The aim of the game is to score as many goals as possible before 90 seconds of time runs out.

The rules are as follows:

  • A player can only shove the coin furthest from the goal.
  • Apart from at kick-off, the shoved coin must pass between the other 2 coins.
  • All coins must stay on the table.
  • A player cannot shoot until 2 of their coins are in the opposition’s half.
  • For a goal to count, the coin must fully pass in between the tips of the goalie’s fingers.
  • There is no limit to the number of bonuses a player can get during a game.
  • The referee’s decision is final.

Point scoring is as follows:

  • You score a goal when you score a goal.
  • Your opponent scores a goal every time you knock a coin off the table.
  • Your goal difference is your score minus your opponent’s score. Your final point score is worked out as follows: (Goal Difference * 1000)+(Bonuses*100)-(Passes*50)

As soon as I played this game, I was in love, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

[Euroball]

[Via: Neatorama]

…Coins don’t need to have ridges?

Coin Ridges

Ever wonder why some coins have ridges, while others do not?

The answer is surprisingly simple:

When coins where made of gold or silver, the value of the coin was based on the value of the metal in it. Thus, a $10 gold coin had $10 worth of gold in it.

Before ridges, thieves would file off the edges of the coins and make a slow but steady profit from passing on the slightly smaller coins, while collecting the rest.

To prevent this practice, the government began minting ridges into the edges of coins so that you can easily tell if a coin has been tampered with.

Though coins are no longer made of gold or silver, they still have ridges, because we’re accustomed to seeing them that way.

Now you know.

[Via: Big Site Of Amazing Facts]

[Photo Via: Clearly Ambiguous]

…Stamps are useless?

Coin Mail

What would happen if you sent a letter, but instead of using a stamp, you simply taped the cash value of the stamp to the outside of the envelope, along with a small tip for the postman’s time? Ilya Shnaydman wanted to find out, so he got some spare change, some tape, and he sent a letter to his girlfriend. How did the post office do? Click and find out.

[Mail Experiment]

[Via: Neatorama]