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The Giant List of Things Mark Zuckerberg Swears He’ll Get Back to the US Congress on

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat for 10 hours of questioning before US House and Senate committees this week. Most of his answers were versions of those already found in official Facebook statements. But when he received a tough question, rather than answer on the spot, he vowed to get to the bottom of it. We’ve made a simple worksheet to help him remember all the points his team needs to follow up on. Read More >>

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Exam Tweeters Enable Cheaters

Parents expressing exasperation at some of the questions their kids are facing in exams are accidentally enabling cheating, with the Department for Education now actively scouting social networks to ask parents to stop giving away hints as to the content of test papers. Read More >>

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The Internet Asks: Why Is It Called ‘Grapefruit’ When There Are No Grapes?

In the internet age, the answer to most questions is just a web search away. Some queries, however, are too ponderous or inane to even be Bing-worthy. When all else fails, The Internet Asks responds. Read More >>

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How Many People Can the Earth Actually Hold?

There are over seven billion people on this planet of ours and some estimates peg the population to reach 10 billion by the end of the century. Given that there’s only a certain amount of land on Earth, is there a maximum amount of humans that our blue marble can support? Read More >>

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7 of Yahoo’s Biggest Fuck Ups

Recent reports send news that Yahoo is considering selling off its core internet business, which includes Flickr, Tumblr, and of course, Yahoo.com. It’s not surprising that the board is looking for an escape hatch: Yahoo is hurting, and the footfalls of this stumbling tech titan have been echoing for a while now. Read More >>

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Is Studying Computer Science Worth the Bother?

A uni student told me he was debating whether to specialise in computer science (CS) or not. How would you settle that debate? Read More >>

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Boris Flunks IQ Test Questions in Live Radio Interview

Boris Johnson found himself flailing and blabbering more than usual yesterday, when a radio host asked him IQ test questions mid-interview. He got the first two wrong, then stopped playing ball when the third teaser was put to him. Read More >>

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British Gas Boss Battered in Twitter Q&A Disaster

Bert Pijls, the customer services director for British Gas in the UK, thought it might be a good idea to get in touch with the common people by manning a live Q&A on Twitter. It didn't go particularly well for him. Read More >>