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Is this world's oldest sick note?

Is this world's oldest sick note? | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
A 450-year-old letter described as one of the world's oldest sick notes has been sold at auction in Edinburgh.
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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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Scientists have discovered what causes Resting Bitch Face

Scientists have discovered what causes Resting Bitch Face | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered what causes Resting Bitch Face
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Who Knows What About Me? A Survey of Behind the Scenes Personal Data Sharing to Third Parties by Mobile Apps - Technology Science

Who Knows What About Me? A Survey of Behind the Scenes Personal Data Sharing to Third Parties by Mobile Apps - Technology Science | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
We tested 110 popular free Android and iOS apps and found 73% of Android apps shared personal info such as a user's email addresses and 47% of iOS apps shared geo-coordinates with third parties.
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Good read with a handy feature allowing you to select an app you use and see what data is shared about you.

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A Simple Solution for Distracted Driving

A Simple Solution for Distracted Driving | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
robust Driving Mode on smartphones would reduce distractions and save lives
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Scary Movie Ratings | ReelScary

Scary Movie Ratings | ReelScary | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Reelscary is a site for users to rate scary movies on different characteristics
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This Astonishing Puzzle Table Has More Secrets Than Surfaces

This Astonishing Puzzle Table Has More Secrets Than Surfaces | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Craig Thibodeau's Automaton Table opens up to reveal dozens of devilishly hidden secret compartments.
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Google to expand its health information role - PMLiVE

Google to expand its health information role - PMLiVE | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
In addition to this Google will also provide a 'download PDF' link to help patients take the information to their doctor, something - Google said - has been a top request from doctors themselves.
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Interesting news about Google expanding its health applications. This and other trends means now, more than ever, companies need to consider how we provide content of value in order to be 'seen' and 'heard'.

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The Psychology of Checking Your Email

The Psychology of Checking Your Email | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Want to send better email marketing campaigns? First, you need to understand the psychology of checking emails. Check out this post to learn more.
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In 1975, this Kodak employee invented the digital camera. His bosses made him hide it.

In 1975, this Kodak employee invented the digital camera. His bosses made him hide it. | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
In 1975, 26-year old Kodak engineer Steve Sasson presented his prototype digital camera to the company’s technical, marketing and business development departments. The latter two hated it.
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Baltimore health-tech startup Sisu Global Health is developing a way to recycle blood - Baltimore Business Journal

Baltimore health-tech startup Sisu Global Health is developing a way to recycle blood - Baltimore Business Journal | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
A Baltimore health-tech startup is developing a way to recycle blood
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Jim Bachor Fills the World's Potholes with Very Sweet Mosaics

Jim Bachor Fills the World's Potholes with Very Sweet Mosaics | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
We’ve seen attention brought to potholes by filing them with surprises like an ice bucket of beer or a wild Barbie pool party - but what about actually fix
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Jetlag

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Two photographers shooting at the same time over 12 hours in two different places in the world. They have to select one shot every 30 minutes, hopefully nice...
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This Popular Emoji Was Named Oxford Dictionaries' Word Of The Year

This Popular Emoji Was Named Oxford Dictionaries' Word Of The Year | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
THIS POPULAR EMOJI WAS NAMED OXFORD DICTIONARIES' WORD OF THE YEAR
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This Dutch Bridge Has A Secret: It's A House For Bats

This Dutch Bridge Has A Secret: It's A House For Bats | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Welcoming spooky wildlife to a town called Monster.
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Victorian-era diseases like scarlet fever are making a comeback in England

Cases of gout and malnutrition have dramatically increased.
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Zuckerberg: We have a 'moral' obligation to connect India to the Internet - CNET

Zuckerberg: We have a 'moral' obligation to connect India to the Internet - CNET | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Facebook CEO says he wants to ensure India and other developing countries have total access.
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The Internet's Dark Ages

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If a Pulitzer-nominated 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can.
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Google Turning Its Lucrative Web Search Over to AI Machines

Google Turning Its Lucrative Web Search Over to AI Machines | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
When Google-parent Alphabet Inc. reported eye-popping earnings last week its executives couldn’t stop talking up the company’s investments in machine learning and artificial intelligence.
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The highest form of intelligence: Sarcasm increases creativity for both expressers and recipients

The highest form of intelligence: Sarcasm increases creativity for both expressers and recipients | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
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Block Annoying People With Gmail’s New Feature

Block Annoying People With Gmail’s New Feature | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Gmail is bringing us one step closer to email serenity.
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Why 11 am Coffee Makes You More Productive

Why 11 am Coffee Makes You More Productive | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Pushing my cup of joe closer to lunchtime did wonders for my day - and science now backs it up.
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Bike lock requires cyclists to take a breathalyzer test

Bike lock requires cyclists to take a breathalyzer test | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
The Alcho-Lock is a Bluetooth connected bike lock which requires users to take a breathalyzer test before it will unlock.
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The 10 Top Countries in the World to Be a Woman--and a Billionaire

The 10 Top Countries in the World to Be a Woman--and a Billionaire | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
See which ones have the highest representation of women among the ranks of the super wealthy.
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