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Who Killed the King

@ VOL 18 ON JUL 08, 2016

"I am going to tell you a true story, that I made up."

In "Who Killed the King" from PechaKucha Night Orlando Vol. 18, Magician Extraordinaire Kostya Kimlat embarks on a fun-filled journey into the hidden stories that lie in plain sight in a deck of playing cards. Kostya goes on to share his mindblowing theory about the card of King of Hearts with us, touching on the European history, the history of card making and his own assumptions.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 26th, 2017.

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Through Heat and Storm

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 20, 2013

Amy Selikoff and Nathan Selikoff spontaneously decided to take a bike ride from Florida to Canada. They planned for months and took time off from their jobs. The actual journey was fraught with accidents, detours, and bad weather. They found that it was similar to marriage. Every marriage is a different journey filled with its own special joys and obstacles that need to be solved in their own ways.

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Surprisingly Simple Ways to be Healthy and Happy

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 20, 2013

Puja Madan shares the secrets to health and happiness. They include things like water, breathing, relationships, passion, sex, pets, organization, a lack of news, gratitude, careful word usage, humor, living in the now, meditation, and taking baby steps. 

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Phil, the Quest

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 20, 2013

Before high school, Phil Zoshak was a socially-awkward student with below-average reading skills taking remedial classes. Video games changed his life for the better. In college he got overly addicted to a game called World of Warcraft and threw away four years of his life. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Phil escaped and soon found his dream job. Now he is launching a program called Play 15 which will utilize the good points about gaming to teach reading, writing, and problem-solving to kids who are in the situation he was once in.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 14, 2013.

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The Awe of Awesome

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 20, 2013

Jill Shargaa argues that the word 'awesome' is being used incorrectly. It is being used to describe things that are not awesome. The word is losing its value. Here she gives us some examples of things that are awesome and some things that are not awesome.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 16, 2013.

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Business as a Force for Good

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 20, 2013

After realizing what a force for good business could be and serving on humanitarian missions to New Orleans and Haiti, Evan Keller decided to start a non-profit which leverages business to fight poverty. They send experienced businessmen to Honduras and Haiti to teach, mentor, and hold seminars. Their first year was extremely successful. Watch to see the amazing things they accomplished.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 22, 2014.

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Water Scarcity in Florida

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 20, 2013

Eric Hoffman blows the cap off the hydrant regarding Florida's worsening water shortage. By next year (2014) Orlando water demand will exceed its water supply. Where is the water going? How is it being used? What can we do about it? Watch to find the answers to these questions and more.

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The Opportunity of Crisis

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 20, 2013

Chris Castro, a co-founder of an NGO called IDEAS, talks about how the organization was formed, how it has changed over the years, what they have done, and what they are trying to do. Since IDEAS founding only a few years ago, the things it has accomplished are amazing.

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The Audacity of Play

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 20, 2013

Darren McDaniel, the founder of Urban Rethink, tells a story about how its mascot, Googly Ann, was born. It was drawn by his then 5-year-old niece. Urban Rethink strives to spur intellectual, economic, and community vitality through empowering independent-minded, community-spirited doers.