Saturday, May 06, 2017

Things I learned lately - 6 May

  • Teens now typically live a double life on Instagram. They have a sterilized, curated profile on their 'rinsta' or real Instagram account that the masses are allowed to see. But then they have a more honest 'finsta' or fake Instagram, with goofy fake name for a select group of friends.
  • It costs USD$62 to get a men's haircut in Zurich Switzerland. Having said that, I'm fairly certain a barber wouldn't earn $15/hr.
  • Wendy's pioneered the first drive-thru window in 1970. It had a separate grill for quick drive-thru service.
  • The Jack in the Box chain started in San Diego in 1951.
  • Cognitive Systems has developed an intrusion detecting security system called Aura, that uses an analysis of RF energy to detect when intruders are in your home, and can make exceptions for people who have registered their cell phone in the device.
  • April 22, 2017 was Britain's first 24 hour coal-free period since the industrial revolution.

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