6 Silly Sounding Jobs That Are Way Harder Than You Think – [Cracked]
10 Reasons Alex Trebek Is Awesome – [Mental Floss]
New Subreddit Explains Things In The Simplest Way Possible – [r/explainlikeimfive]
Basic Self-Defense Moves Anyone Can Do (and Everyone Should Know) – [LifeHacker]
Apple Now Has More Cash Than The U.S. Government – [Business Insider]
According to the latest daily statement from the U.S. Treasury, the government had an operating cash balance of $73.8 billion at the end of the day yesterday. Apple’s last earnings report showed that the company had $76.2 billion in cash and marketable securities at the end of June.
In other words, the world’s largest tech company has more cash than the world’s largest sovereign government.
I Had Cancer, A Social Network For Cancer Survivors – [Read Write Web]
Drew Olanoff, currently the community manager for Get Satisfaction, would prefer that social networks revolved around their people instead of themselves. After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2009, Olanoff built his experience into a Web phenomenon that offered connections, support, and some hopeful levity to people affected by cancer. His work is now bolstered by the launch of a new social network called I Had Cancer, which has created an engaging, Web-centric support system for cancer fighters, survivors, and their friends and family.
Earth To Hit The 7 Billion Mark This Year – [CNN]
Earth will become home to 7 billion people later this year, and most of the planet’s growth will affect the developing countries the most, straining those regions’ limited resources, a Harvard University professor said Thursday.
By 2050, about 2.3 billion more people will be added, nearly as many as the total living on the globe as recently as 1950, Bloom said. Humanity grew slowly through most of history, taking until 1800 for the population to hit 1 billion.