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Watch a true rocket genius discover (and beat) carnival scams

As a parent, you are often forced by your tyrannical children to try the carnival games. This, according to former NASA and JPL engineer Mark Rober, is a bad idea. Rober and his friends – including a professional baseball player – dismantle every carnival game that they can find, evaluating the odds of winning and stressing that the only ones you could win are throwing games and even those that are stacked against you.

This is a fascinating and fun look at the carnival games of a true scientist but I doubt that it will help you turn around the game of stars to get a pillow Taylor Swift for your eight year old.

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