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    30 Things You Didn’t Know The Use For

    Unless you’re irrationally inquisitive, there’s a number of features on things that you use every day that you probably never even noticed. However, these things aren’t always just for show and have an intended purpose. Here are 16 things you didn’t know the use for.

    1. Lots of little things in life actually have some pretty useful tricks behind them that can significantly help us live much easier lives. For instance, anyone who regularly boils up a pot of pasta will be familiar with a spaghetti spoon. Spaghetti spoons are distinguishable by their forked edge and a hole in the ladle-like area of the utensil. One might imagine that this hole’s main purpose is to strain the water when ladling out pasta, but there’s more to it than that. The hole actually fits the size of exactly one serving of spaghetti so that when you’re making your meal you can accurately measure it. Those who can really go to town on a bowl of pasta might not be satisfied by the spoon’s suggested serving portion. However, at least once you start counting how many servings you’re making, it can be a useful tool to make sure you aren’t making too much or too little.

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    How to Hire Fake Friends or a Significant Other.

    Money may not be able to buy love, but in Japan, it can certainly buy the appearance of love—and appearance, as the dapper Ishii Yuichi insists, is everything. As a man whose business involves becoming other people, Yuichi would know. The handsome and charming 36-year-old is on call to be your best friend, your husband, your father, or even a mourner at your funeral.

    His 8-year-old company, Family Romance, provides professional actors to fill any role in the personal lives of clients. With a burgeoning staff of 800 or so actors, ranging from infants to the elderly, the organization prides itself on being able to provide a surrogate for almost any conceivable situation.

    Yuichi believes that Family Romance helps people cope with unbearable absences or perceived deficiencies in their lives. In an increasingly isolated and entitled society, the CEO predicts the exponential growth of his business and others like it, as à la carte human interaction becomes the new norm.

    I can see this coming in handy in situations such as weddings where people don’t want to go solo. Then again some people simply turn to social media for help, there was a girl that asked for a wedding date on twitter and ended up getting married. Read more about it here.

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    Sophia becomes first robot to receive citizenship

    A robot has just been granted citizenship — by Saudi Arabia. The robot named Sophia was confirmed as a Saudi citizen during a business event in Riyadh, according to an official Saudi press release.

    The move is an attempt to promote Saudi Arabia as a place to develop artificial intelligence — and, presumably, allow it to become a full citizen, according to The Independent.

    “We have a little announcement. We just learnt, Sophia; I hope you are listening to me, you have been awarded the first Saudi citizenship for a robot,” said panel moderator and business writer Andrew Ross Sorkin.

    Basking in the attention, the robot then thanked the country. “Thank you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am very honoured and proud for this unique distinction,” Sophia told the panel. “It is historic to be the first robot in the world to be recognised with citizenship.”

    Sorkin later asked Sophia a series of questions. “Good afternoon, my name is Sophia and I am the latest and greatest robot from Hanson Robotics. Thank you for having me here at the Future Investment Initiative,” she said.

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    Man blows $1M on cars, strippers and cocaine after bank glitch

    A debt-ridden student blew $1.3 million on sports cars, speedboats, strippers and cocaine after a bank error gave him an unlimited overdraft.

    Wannabe playboy Luke Moore lived the high life for two years before he was caught by cops and jailed on fraud charges.

    The Australian treated himself to luxury holidays, an Aston Martin, a Maserati and a boat while living the ultimate bachelor lifestyle.

    But he was slapped with a four-year jail term last year after the banking glitch came to light.

    Moore, 29, went free last week after winning an appeal of his conviction on the grounds that his actions were not deceptive.

    He is now broke and living with his mother in Goulburn, New South Wales, ironically while studying to become a criminal lawyer.

    But he told the Daily Telegraph he did not miss his multimillionaire lifestyle “besides the cocaine, the strippers and fast cars.”

    He said he is “still readjusting to real life” and would no longer want to drive around in flashy cars.

    The law student bagged the free cash after opening a Complete Freedom account with St. George bank in March 2010.

    A computer error meant he was allowed to overdraw the account and spend a total of $1.5 million (AU $2.1 million).

    But instead of telling the bank, he made increasingly large withdrawals and transferred the funds into multiple accounts.

    As well as buying a framed Michael Jordan shirt, the student used the cash to pay mortgage, insurance and other bills.

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    Salt Lake nurse gets $500K settlement over rough arrest caught on video

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient is settling with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000.

    Nurse Alex Wubbels and her lawyer made the announcement Tuesday.

    Police body-camera video of Detective Jeff Payne handcuffing Wubbels drew widespread attention online amid an ongoing national conversation about police use of force.

    She was following hospital policy when she told Payne he needed a warrant or the consent of the patient to draw blood after a July 26 car crash.

    Payne had neither. He eventually dragged Wubbels outside as she screamed she had done nothing wrong.

    Salt Lake City police Chief Mike Brown has since apologized and fired Payne. The detective is appealing the decision.

    All I have to say is sorry taxpayers… cause you’re footing the bill for this one.

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    Halloween The Best Holiday?

    What’s great about Halloween? Well if you’re celebrating in America, it’s probably the best adult holiday ever. It’s a day when it’s okay for women to dress slutty and everyone is partying like crazy. A few years back we went to three epic halloween parties in a span of 2 weeks. Started at a UCSB halloween party in Isla Vista, then got invited to a party all the way in ASU. Then one of our friends randomly got invited to play with Waka Flocka and they gave us stage passes. It was so epic that if it wasn’t all filmed I would never believe it to be true. So enjoy the video and hopefully this years halloween is just epic.

    This year we’ve been invited to two epic parties so stay tuned for another video.

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    Man Painted On Airbnb Walls, Earned Him a Lifetime of Free Stay

    One of the greatest fears for Airbnb hosts is that a guest will leave behind a terrible mess – but one got the ultimate surprise when a guest left behind an incredible mural on his walls.

    This time around the host didn’t mind at all. Eric the Airbnb host actually requested for his guest to paint anything he wanted on the wall. Although it’s because he knew he had Ali Sabet was staying at his Airbnb in Tokyo and his work sells for up to $15,000 dollars.

    He’s so happy with the result he actually offered Ali a refund for his stay and a free place to stay at whenever he is back in town.

    “I was truly honored. So I left a little love behind!” – Ali Sabet

    Ali paints with Japanese brushes and Sumi ink, so adding a bit of art to a home in Tokyo was a pretty natural fit.

    He also painted a little something on the bathroom walls

    Ali even filmed his process and sent it over to Eric to watch


    To top that off, Ali gifted Eric an original piece that he can frame and hang where ever he wants. Overall I think it ended up being a great deal for them, especially now that their story is slowly going viral online.

    If you want check out more of Ali’s art, visit his website. If you’re interested in booking the apartment to see the mural for yourself, check out Eric’s Airbnb listing.

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    3D Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars

    In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland a new pedestrian crossing has been painted that appears to be 3D by way of a cleverly-detailed optical illusion. The innovative design gets the attention of drivers, who will be sure to slow down their speed once they spot the floating cross walk. Scroll down to see photos of the fascinating installment taken by Ágúst G. Atlason of Gústi Productions, and let us know if you’d like to see one of these crosswalks in your own city.


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    The Queen of Halloween – 17 years of Costumes

    Heidi Klum is known to be the “Queen of Halloween”. Each year, the supermodel dazzles us with her creative, spooky, and sometimes kooky looks. It’s looking like we should expect the same this year. She takes halloween so seriously that you are not allowed to come to her infamous Halloween Party in New York if you’re not dressed up. Although you’re probably not invited anyways.

    Here’s the recap of the 17 years she’s been wowing us on Halloween.

    2000, Goth Pippi Longstocking

    2001, Lady Godiva

    2002, Betty-Boop

    2003, Gold Alien

    2004, Red Witch

    2005, Vampire

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    Living Forever Possible?

    Can modern medicine find a way to delay or even stop the aging process of the human body? So far we’ve made some gains in longevity over the last century to one primary factor — the reduction of infectious diseases.

    The past 150 years we’ve doubled our life expectancy

    With infectious diseases largely gone in the developed world, we need to turn our attention to the main cause of death. Aging, which is caused by the accumulation of various types of molecular and cellular damage. According to research and theories, molecular and cellular damage can be repaired with new regenerative medicines, including stem cell therapies, gene therapies, drugs and vaccines. As this technology improves we will live longer and if you’re lucky enough you will be young enough that you can reverse the aging live forever.

    At a certain point we will hit an inflection point and we can have the potential to live forever

    It’s not just about living forever but also about having a healthy life

    Aubrey de Grey explains the future of living forever in a ted talk.

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    Sperm Donor Sued for child support – 27 kids

    Ari Nagel, age 41 has already fathered 27 children and 8 more on the way. While his intention of helping as many wannabe moms by donating his sperm free of charge, 5 of them have sued him for child support. Ari makes a decent living being a CUNY math professor making around 100k, but now half of his salary goes toward child support payments for nine of his offsprings.

    While some states do protect sperm donors with the “Uniform Parentage Act” it doesn’t apply to people who doesn’t use a doctor for insemination. Nagel who keeps it simple, ejaculates in a cup and lets the wannabee moms inseminate themselves. Sometimes this process even happens in public places such as target.

    Even though it has been a financial disaster for Nagel, he plans to continue to help women who wants to be a mom and so far he’s still in high demand.

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    Dan Bilzerian Settling Down With Someone 16 Year Old Younger

    The “King of Instagram” known for spending his life surrounded by bikini clad models, luxury cars and for claiming he once slept with 17 girls in a week.

    But now millionaire poker player Dan Bilzerian has revealed he is in his first ever monogamous relationship with a stunning model who is 16 years younger than him, The Sun reports.


    The 37-year-old has confirmed he is dating Sofia Bevarly and told Square Mile magazine: “Yeah. Got a girlfriend. First time. Well, I had a girlfriend before, but I was still fucking other girls.”

    The new couple met at a marquee pool party but admits it wasn’t exactly the fairytale love-at-first-sight meeting.

    He said: “I think I fucked like three girls before her that day. We just started hanging out … She’s a little different, you know? She’s smart, she’s cool, and she liked a lot of the shit I like. So here we are.”

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