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August 4th, 2011 by in Images, Links

The 6 Most Epic One Man Armies in the History of War – [Cracked]

6 “Insane” Details From The Real World Cast Member Contracts – [The Week]

15 Incredible Escape Tools Made by Prison Inmates – [Environmental Graffiti]

11 Bizarre or Shocking TV Deaths[Mental Floss]

That Truck Driver You Flipped Off? Let Me Tell You His Story – [StarTribune]

Let me tell you a little about the truck driver you just flipped off because he was passing another truck, and you had to cancel the cruise control and slow down until he completed the pass and moved back over.

The truck he passed was probably running under 65 mph to conserve fuel. You see, the best these trucks do for fuel economy is about 8 miles per gallon. With fuel at almost $4 per gallon — well, you do the math. And, yes, that driver pays for his own fuel.

Facebook’s Big Push to Put Advertising in Your Feed[The Atlantic Wire]

Facebook plans to change its news feed from a curated stream of information to unfiltered mayhem, reports The Wall Street Journal‘s Shayndi Raice and Emily Steele. Currently an algorithm decides what you see in your feed–generally the feed shows the activity of your friends with whom you interact most. And while users might like that the system hides “Friends” who aren’t friends, advertisers don’t appreciate the veil–they want those valuable eyeballs. Facebookers will likely resist the changes–as they do when Facebook makes any design tweaks–but this time Facebook admittedly doesn’t care about the people. It’s now an advertising-first company.

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