NHS Wants Mumsnet to Help Fill Jobs Black Hole

Mumsnet, which is like 4chan but for asking if it's still OK to hit kids if they're your own and you do it gently and not in the face, is about to be phished for staff by the NHS, as health service bosses think it's heaving with the sort of people you'd want stitching you back together in the nation's hospital wards. Read More >>

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The Number of People You Can Fit in the World’s Biggest Buildings Is Staggering

Real Life Lore asks a question that I’ve never actually considered before: what if everybody in the entire world lived in just one building? How big would the building have to be to be able to fit all 7.4 billion of us? Surprisingly, not that big. That red cube up above would do the trick and it only takes up a few blocks of Manhattan. Read More >>

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10 Superheroes That Were Based on Real People

Superheroes have superpowers, existing in worlds where reality doesn’t exactly exist, where people have weird names, and are totally not completely human. A lot of them are actually based on real people, though, which makes sense given that real people that invented our favourite characters - taking inspiration from the world around them. Read More >>

The Most Influential People Ever, According to Wikipedia

Measuring the influence of people is no easy task, but researchers from the University of Toulouse have given it a damn good try by mining the pages of Wikipedia. The results may surprise you. Read More >>

A Man’s ‘Perfect Woman’ is an Airbrushed Sex Doll, Luckily Enough

A cosmetics company has tried to get itself in the headlines just in time for the critical last-minute beauty product buying period, by creating an image of what it calls the perfect woman. This dead-eyed blonde mannequin is what men like best, so they say. Read More >>

Google Honours Nelson Mandela With Glory of Front Page Link

Googe's kept its Nelson Mandela tribute simple, opting to steer away from the doodle path and simply placing the man's name and a link to its Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project on its front page. The site is a digital depository of letters, images, timelines of his life and more. [NelsonMandela.org] Read More >>

The 12 Types of People Who Use Social Networks

At this point, you're almost weirder if you don't use any social networks than if you were a social media obsessive who tweets, Facebooks, Instagram and hashtags the hell out of your vocabulary. It's how weird the world is now. Social networks are real life. But who are the people who make up these worlds? If there are 12 personality types in social networks, which one are you? Read More >>

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Watch Humans Age from 1 Year Old to 100 Years Old

Using a Panasonic GH2, Dutch filmmaker Jeroen Wolf captured people ranging from 1 year young to 100 years old. It's simple—the person stares at the camera at states their age—yet incredibly touching to see the growth and experience you earn as the years add up. Read More >>

Turing For the Next Tenner

Alan Turing was a genius. So much so that there's a campaign to get him immortalised in a unique way -- by having his head emblazoned on our next £10 note. Read More >>

Meet the 25 Most Viral People on the Internet

Sometimes a story or idea goes viral because it's too big to be ignored. But more often it's because a single human being passes it along to an audience that's either massive, highly influential, or both. There aren't too many people who can do that. Read More >>