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November 1st, 2011 by in Images, Links

How Five-Year-Olds Would Fix the World’s Problems[Cracked]

The Most Ridiculous IKEA Product Names (and What They Mean) – [Flavorwire]

Bank of America Drops Its $5 Debit Card Fee [WSJ]

Bank of America Corp. is dropping its plan to charge customers $5 a month for making purchases with their debit cards, a person familiar with the situation said.

The move is a dramatic retreat following decisions by several rivals in recent days to drop customer tests of the new fees. SunTrust Banks Inc. and Regions Financial Corp. also said Monday that they will stop charging customers for debit-card transactions.

Bank of America decided against the fees due to negative customer feedback on the plan and the moves by rivals, which left the Charlotte, N.C., lender as the only big bank planning to levy the fee on some customers next year.

Bank of America will formally announce the decision today, this person said.

Why Fingernails on Blackboards Sound So Horrible – [Wired]

Much time has been spent, over the past century, on working out exactly what it is about the sound of fingernails on a blackboard that’s so unpleasant. A new study pins the blame on psychology and the design of our ear canals.

Thailand Floods Pass Their Peak (Photos) – [In Focus]

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