Why not to use Facebook

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Facebook is a popular online social networking service. Facebook has met with controversies. It has been blocked in several countries on different bases. For example, it was banned in many countries of the world on the basis of allowed content judged as anti-Islamic and containing religious discrimination. Recently, more and more people are finding reasons not to use it. The privacy of Facebook users has also been an issue. The number one reason for users to quit Facebook was privacy concerns (48%), being followed by a general dissatisfaction with Facebook (14%), negative aspects regarding Facebook friends (13%) and the feeling of getting addicted to Facebook (6%).

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NASA’s Apollo 10 mission poop transcripts

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During NASA’s Apollo 10 moon mission in 1969, not quite everything went according to the plan. But we’re not talking Apollo 13-style disasters, instead, we’re talking about some toilet-based issues. On the sixth day of Apollo 10 moon mission, the three-man crew had a couple of close encounters with “turds,” which thanks to NASA’s mission transcript, have been recorded for the future generations.

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The ‘scariest search engine on the Internet’ finds Web-connected devices that Google doesn’t

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“When people don’t see stuff on Google, they think no one can find it. That’s not true.” – John Matherly, creator of Shodan, the scariest search engine on the Internet.

Unlike Google, which crawls the Web looking for websites, Shodan navigates the Internet’s back doors. It’s a kind of “dark” search engine, called by ZDNet the “Google for hackers”, looking for the servers, random webcams, printers, routers and all the other stuff that is connected to and makes up the Internet.

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‘World’s strongest coffee’ has 200% more caffeine than normal cup

Death Wish coffee: the strongest in the world (Picture: Solent)
Death Wish coffee: the strongest in the world (Picture: Solent)

Have trouble waking up in the morning? Maybe your cup of joe isn’t giving you the jolt you need. But not to worry: there’s a new coffee on the market that promises to inject 200 per cent more caffeine in your mug than ordinary coffee.

Its name? Death Wish — and it claims to be the strongest coffee in the world.

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Some people have a disorder that allows them to “see” music, numbers and letters as colors

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Credit: peacemakergirl.deviantart.com

Some musicians and composers have a brain disorder that allows them to “see” music as colors or shapes. This sensory disorder is called synesthesia. Mozart is said to have had this condition. He said that the key of D major had a warm “orangey” sound to it, while B-flat minor was blackish. A major was a rainbow of colors to him. This may explain why he wrote some of his music using different colors for different music notes, and why much of his music is in major keys.

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Dogs understand human perspective

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A recent study reveals that dogs are much likely to steal food in the dark when humans cannot notice them, indicating they understand a human’s perspective. A series of experiments were conducted in different light conditions. In each test, the humans forbade the dog from eating the food. On conducting these tests, she noticed that the dog ate more food in the dark and that too quickly, as compared to when the room was lit.

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It was once a common practice to conceal shoes in the structure of a building to ward off evil spirits

It’s believed that people as far back as the 14th century thought that concealed shoes would ward off evil spirits and bring good luck. They are often found near chimneys, perhaps because evil spirits would enter through the highest point of the house, as well as near other access points like doors and windows. The shoes are usually well-worn, and are more likely to have belonged to children or women than men.

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