Programmer has two guesses left to access £175m bitcoin wallet

Stefan Thomas has just two chances left to get his hands on his $240m (£175m) fortune.

Thomas is a San Francisco-based computer programmer, and a decade ago he was given 7,002 bitcoins as a reward for making a video explaining how the cryptocurrency works.

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Facial Hair Is Biologically Useless. So Why Do Humans Have It?

There are really only two types of facial hair: beards and mustaches. Every style of facial hair you’ve ever seen is one of these two, or a combination of both.

Think about it like part of a Linnaean taxonomy of human traits that we just made up but totally makes sense, where facial hair is a family, beards and mustaches are each a genus, and their many varieties are individual species that could interbreed, as it were, to create hybrid subspecies like the duck-billed platypus of the facial hair family, the soul patch.

Should I worry about an asteroid hitting Earth?

Every so often there are reports that an asteroid is passing close to Earth, with the most recent story claiming one the size of the Eiffel Tower will be zooming past our planet. Dinosaurs also famously became extinct after an asteroid collided with our planet 66 million years ago. But what is the likelihood of it happening again? 

Earth is spinning faster than it has for 50 years (and we might have to ‘subtract’ a second)

Earth is spinning unusually quickly – and last year saw the shortest day since people started counting.

In fact, 2020 saw the 28 shortest days since 1960, beating the previous shortest day in 2005, according to TimeandDate.com.

Quit Your Job And Live Abroad In 2021: 9 Places So Cheap You Might Not Need To Work

Now that 2020 is over, it’s time to start living for the future. What does that look like for you? Chances are it might involve quitting your day job, ditching it all and moving to paradise. While many people have been able to get a taste of this new reality by working remotely in 2020, that time will soon come to end. So there’s truly no better moment to start thinking about how you can live the dream by moving to another country where the cost of living is so low that you can stop working. Since 2017, I have been providing plenty of inspiration in this column by showcasing the cheapest places to live around the globe. (You can also see past reports for 20202019 and 2018 here.) In this fifth annual report, I again tapped into the experts at InternationalLiving.com, which has just released its 30th Annual Global Retirement Index for 2021. And this list isn’t just for retirees: It’s a great resource for anyone who has ever thought of moving to a country where the cost of living is considerably cheaper than in the United States.

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A Chain Just Cut Through A Capsized Cargo Ship Filled With Cars And The Process Is Fascinating

Back in September of 2019, a 600+ foot cargo ship called the MV Golden Ray, which was apparently loaded in an unstable fashion with over 4,000 cars, capsized in St. Simons Sound just off the port of Brunswick, Georgia. Since then, responders have been working to remove the ship in sections to send the hulk to the scrapper. November was particularly exciting, as workers used a chain to cut off the first enormous chunk of ship, revealing mangled cars within. Here’s a look at the fascinating way the team pulled this off.