Who’s ever heard of card stacking? If you try to google it you’ll only find discussion based on propaganda. Anyways, I’m sure we’ve all tried once or twice to build a little pyramid, but they usually always end the same way. Just a big pile of cards, but check out what Bryan Berg of CardStacker can do. 😯
Brian holds 2 world records for stacking cards. His first Guinness World record is for the Tallest House of Free-Standing Playing Cards. That’s right. No glue! No Bends! No Folds! Just regular plain old poker playing cards.
How many cards you ask? 78,000. That’s nearly 250 pounds of playing cards in this 25ft card tower. It took him nearly 2 and a half weeks to build this tower which is no longer the tallest tower he’s ever built. He also insists that an even larger tower could be built with enough time and patience.
The natural question everyone asks is “How does he do that?” The basics to all his building is the same. It’s structures he refers to as grids. If you want all the gory details in his book available on amazon.
Bryan’s second Guinness World Record is equally impressive. He spent over a month recreating Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando FL. He used an astonishing 152,000 cards, nearly twice as many cards as the 25 ft tower. The structure is 14 feet square and 14′ tall.
Bryan’s not just a card stacker. In 2004 he earned his Master of Design Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Not to mention his undergraduate studies in the Department of Architecture at Iowa State University.
With that said take a look at Bryan standing in front of Cinderella’s castle. The next time you’re playing poker try to stand a couple cards on end and build a little pyramid. As for me, I’m seriously considering purchasing Bryan’s book to build myself a little fortress.
This card stacking has been involved in the trading business, Bankrate pored over all the features the major stock trading sites offer to help you find the best online stock trading platform for your needs, if you don’t know how to buy shares already. Here are our picks based on investing style and major benefits If you’re considering free trading through Webull, read the full review here to see if it’s a good fit for your trading.
Here are the best online brokers for stocks in 2020:
Fidelity – Best for investing research
TD Ameritrade – Best for beginners
Charles Schwab – Best for customer service
Robinhood – Best for digital user experience
E-Trade – Best for ongoing education
What to consider when choosing a broker
The best online stock trading websites offer consumer-friendly features and fees traders can easily justify. To come up with this list of options consumers should consider for their trades this year, we considered the following factors:
Price: When it comes to fees, you’re in luck — fees have been dropping swiftly as many online brokers have slashed their trading commissions on stock and ETF trading to $0. For this list of best online trading sites, we considered fees and trading costs to see how they stack up.
Broker resources: You’ll also want to consider factors like the kind of advice and research tools from the broker, the quality of the digital trading app, and the ability to place trades quickly and reliably, among other details.
Strategy: The account you really want will ultimately come down to your personal investment strategy — including how frequently you plan to trade and whether you’re a beginner or are more experienced. We considered how each investing platform tailored its offerings to a different type of consumer.