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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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Londoners unwittingly give up their first born child for free WiFi

Londoners unwittingly give up their first born child for free WiFi | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
It was part of an experiment into the dangers of public WiFi use.
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Say 'no' to interruptions, 'yes' to better work

Say 'no' to interruptions, 'yes' to better work | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Modern office workers are expected to multitask regularly, often juggling multiple projects and priorities over the course of a day. Studies have shown that the typical employee in an office environment is interrupted up to six times per hour, but how does that impact the finished product? New research evaluates how ongoing interruptions can negatively affect the quality of work.
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This is real: Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 is now called ‘Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5’

This is real: Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 is now called ‘Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5’ | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Samsung is pushing the practice of renaming structures after corporations to a ridiculous degree. The company has gone beyond the usual target and has instead invaded one of the busiest transport hubs in the world.
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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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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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Sip Smarter with the Viora Coffee Lid

Sip Smarter with the Viora Coffee Lid | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
After nearly 30 years, the to-go cup cover gets a redesign with craft brew consumers in mind
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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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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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