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While American parents worry about their kids being on Facebook, Egyptian parents are naming their kids “Facebook” to commemorate the events surrounding the #Jan25 revolution.

According to Al-Ahram (one of the most popular newspapers in Egypt) a twenty-something Egyptian man has named his first born daughter “Facebook” in tribute to the role the social media service played in organizing the protests in Tahrir Square and beyond.

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Radiation from a mobile phone call can make brain regions near the device burn more energy, according to a new study.

Cellphones emit ultra-high-frequency radio waves during calls and data transfers, and some researchers have suspected this radiation — albeit inconclusively — of being linked to long-term health risks like brain cancer. The new brain-scan-based work, to be published Feb. 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows radiation emitted from a cellphone’s antenna during a call makes nearby brain tissue use 7 percent more energy.

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Gambling just to win silver coins can get boring. Instead, play for a perfectly crafted cocktail. The BarBot was built by a team from the hacker collective NYC Resistor as part of a hacking competition co-sponsored by the videocontent company VIMBY and the carmaker Scion.

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Segways are nerdy and awkward, there’s no way around it. This solowheel, a “self balancing electric unicycle” is just as nerdy as a Segway but slightly less awkward. The Solowheel only weighs 20 pounds and comes in a relatively small package and is definitely no where near as unwieldy as a Segway. Plus, it doesn’t come with the reputation of mall cops and weirdos. It’s supposed to come out in March for $1,500.

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This is a list full of surprises, even though the No. 1 pick is no surprise at all. Apple itself was once written off; but the company restored innovation to its proper place.

1 APPLE
For dominating the business landscape, in 101 ways

2 TWITTER
For five years of explosive growth that have redefined communication

3 FACEBOOK
For 600 million users, despite Hollywood

4 NISSAN
For creating the Leaf, the first mass- market all- electric car

5 GROUPON
For reinvigorating retail — and turning down $6 billion.

via FastCompany.com
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A collaborative collection of sites from google street view showcasing street art all over the globe

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Lil Wayne has broken the Guinness World Record for most Facebook likes on a single post in 24 hours — a record only too recently created and briefly held by Oreo.

Around 16.7 million Facebook users “like” Oreo’s page on the social network; Lil Wayne’s fanbase weighs in at 20 million Facebook users strong. However, the high level of engagement between Weezy and his fans tipped the balance in his favor.

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Surgeons in southern China successfully removed a rusty, 4-inch (10-centimeter) knife from the skull of a man who said it had been stuck in there for four years, the hospital said Friday.

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02.18.2011

Tattooed pigs?

Pigs can expect to be branded, but one farm has turned the process into an art form, decorating them from head to toe with tattoos.

Crowds are flocking to Art Farm China in Yang Zhen, Beijing, where Belgian artist Wim Delvoye displays his colourful sows and boars.

The animals are still on display to farm visitors while they are anaesthetised and decorated with designs by Wim and his co-artists.

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