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Random stuff that I came across that caused me to raise an eyebrow (my left one as I can't raise my right!!)
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Champagne-and-Viagra Ice Cream: Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong

Champagne-and-Viagra Ice Cream: Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
A British ice cream maker managed to simulate the experience of popping bottles and popping boners with a new flavo(u)r called The Arousal. Key ingredients: Champagne and Viagra.
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Those Who Get It

Those Who Get It | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
This illustration by David Shrigley made me smile.
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Stared at this for 2 minutes!

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MIT psychologists claim to have devised the world's most dastardly difficult tongue twister. The phr

MIT psychologists claim to have devised the world's most dastardly difficult tongue twister. The phr | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
MIT psychologists claim to have devised the world's most dastardly difficult tongue twister. The phrase, "pad kid poured curd pulled cod," may be nonsensical, but test subjects found it nearly impossible to repeat.
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Girl Guides: 'Body image fears' see girls as young as seven go on diet - Telegraph

Girl Guides: 'Body image fears' see girls as young as seven go on diet  - Telegraph | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
“ One in five girls aged seven to 11 say they have been on a diet because they are “overly scrutinised and judged on their appearance”, according to a landmark study from Girlguiding.”
Via Edible News
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Craziness
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Infographic: 41 percent of patients say social media affects hospital choice | Articles | Main

Infographic: 41 percent of patients say social media affects hospital choice | Articles | Main | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Take a look at this infographic to find out more.
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Why The Brains Of High-Powered People May Be More Prone To Addiction

Why The Brains Of High-Powered People May Be More Prone To Addiction | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
The traits that make a good CEO also make a good addict. The question is whether colleagues should address it.
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sad desk lunch

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62% of American office workers usually eat their lunch in the same spot they work all day.
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Bra Unhooks By Clapping [Video] - PSFK

Bra Unhooks By Clapping [Video] - PSFK | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
The Clap-Off Bra pops off at the sound of two consecutive claps.
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In Rapidly Aging Japan, Adult Diaper Sales Are About to Surpass Baby Diapers

In Rapidly Aging Japan, Adult Diaper Sales Are About to Surpass Baby Diapers | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
With age comes wisdom. And diapers. Lots of diapers.
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How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Are you a certified organizational ninja It's okay nobody isso steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae who shares her Work Play Fit Push...
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Happy Birthday, Sliced Bread! The 'Greatest Thing' Turns 85 This Week

Happy Birthday, Sliced Bread! The 'Greatest Thing' Turns 85 This Week | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Good thinking, Otto Frederick Rohwedder.
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MIT Will Map Your Relationships Using Your Metadata

MIT Will Map Your Relationships Using Your Metadata | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
I'm dying to give three men I don't know access to my email—the same, single email I use for reporting, banking, managing my student loans and writing
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Would you give MIT your email address?

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How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity

Caffeine prevents our focus from becoming too diffuse; it instead hones our attention in a hyper-vigilant fashion.
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Banned in Turkey, Twitter offers SMS workaround (Update)

Banned in Turkey, Twitter offers SMS workaround (Update) | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Twitter has been banned entirely in Turkey, according to a report from Istanbul-based media outlet Today's Zaman. In response, Twitter's official policy account offered Turkish users a workaround: ...
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Human Ashes Converted Into Priceless Diamonds - PSFK

Human Ashes Converted Into Priceless Diamonds - PSFK | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Algordanza is a company that lets people preserve the memory of their deceased loved ones in a new way.
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Our IQs Are Climbing, But We’re Not Getting Smarter

Our IQs Are Climbing, But We’re Not Getting Smarter | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
There has been a significant rise in IQ scores over the past century, but tests show that doesn't mean we're getting any smarter.
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12 Stunning Portraits Of New York's Neo-Burlesque Dancers (NSFW)

12 Stunning Portraits Of New York's Neo-Burlesque Dancers (NSFW) | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
“ Burlesque dance is the perfect marriage of vaudevillian spectacle and striptease.”
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120,000 Apps in BlackBerry World (Spoiler: 47,000 Made by One Developer)

120,000 Apps in BlackBerry World (Spoiler: 47,000 Made by One Developer) | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Looks like BlackBerry's seen some success with its developer outreach efforts ...
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Eco-Urinal by LIU Yi, Yue-Bo Shen & Fang-Tian Ying » Yanko Design

Eco-Urinal by LIU Yi, Yue-Bo Shen & Fang-Tian Ying » Yanko Design | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
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These chalk art drawings will leave you with your jaw on the floor

These chalk art drawings will leave you with your jaw on the floor | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Peter Han doesn't consider himself an artist. "I see myself as a designer," he says in Pardon My Dust, a microdocumentary about chalk art and its ephemeral nature. "I'm a designer that works in anything and everything that requires problem solving.
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Toddler personality traits may predict whether kids become teen drinkers: study

Toddler personality traits may predict whether kids become teen drinkers: study | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the personality of children in the first five years of their life may help predict whether or not they'll be prone to drinking alcohol during their teenage years.
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‘World’s strongest coffee’ has 200% more caffeine than the average cup of joe

‘World’s strongest coffee’ has 200% more caffeine than the average cup of joe | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
A coffee enthusiast from New York is claiming to have invented the strongest coffee in the world, which contains 200% more caffeine than a typical coffee and comes with a health warning.
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Inventor’s new double-duty urinal lets you pee then wash hands with one single unit  

Inventor’s new double-duty urinal lets you pee then wash hands  with one single unit   | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Latvian designer Kaspars Jursons new urinal helpfully invites you to wash hands when it detects that you have finished your business.
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Item of the Day: Game of Thrones Coasters

Item of the Day: Game of Thrones Coasters | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
"Give me one hour of your time," my husband told me about a year and a half ago. "If you don't like the first episode, I won't push you to watch any more." And that's how I watched ten hours of Game of Thrones over a weekend.
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Clever ‘Kick Scooter Luggage’ Makes Traveling A Breeze - DesignTAXI.com

Clever ‘Kick Scooter Luggage’ Makes Traveling A Breeze - DesignTAXI.com | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Clever ‘Kick Scooter Luggage’ Makes Traveling A Breeze - DesignTAXI.com
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