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Vote on Which New Twitter Word to Put in the Dictionary

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The editors at Collins English Dictionary need your help. They want you to vote for which new Twitter word should be included in their next print edition of the dictionary.

Have you found adorkable (“dorky in an adorable way”) especially useful? Are you a fracktivist (“an activist who protests against fracking”)? Or are you more concerned about fatbergs (“a large mass of solid waste, grease, etc. clogging a sewage system”)? An active and productive form of wordplay has emerged on Twitter in the last few years, and while most terms will come and go, some are bound to hang on.

While none of us can control the future of any particular word, in this case we can at least decide what gets committed to print. In 1000 years, when there’s no more electricity to run our devices and our descendants want to see what we talked about in 2014, what will they learn about us from an old hardbound copy of the dictionary? Vote for your favorite at Twictionary.

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You Can Now Order Food Through Facebook
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After a bit of controversy over its way of aggregating news feeds and some questionable content censoring policies, it’s nice to have Facebook roll out a feature everyone can agree on: allowing you to order food without leaving the social media site.

According to a press release, Facebook says that the company decided to begin offering food delivery options after realizing that many of its users come to the social media hub to rate and discuss local eateries. Rather than hop from Facebook to the restaurant or a delivery service, you’ll be able to stay within the app and select from a menu of food choices. Just click “Order Food” from the Explore menu on a desktop interface or under the “More” option on Android or iOS devices. There, you’ll be presented with options that will accept takeout or delivery orders, as well as businesses participating with services like Delivery.com or EatStreet.

If you need to sign up and create an account with Delivery.com or Jimmy John’s, for example, you can do that without leaving Facebook. The feature is expected to be available nationally, effective immediately.

[h/t Forbes]

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The Seemingly Simple ‘Math’ Problem That Stumped the Internet
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If you’re a regular Mental Floss reader, you know that we love a good brain teaser. And the one below, which originated on Facebook and has been shared more than 150,000 times, is a great one to test just how sharp you are on a Friday evening at the end of a long workweek.

It’s a seemingly simple enough task: spot the error. Your time starts now…

We’ll give you a minute …

And a little space for you to scroll down to find the answer …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you figure it out?

The “mistake” is that the word “mistake” is misspelled on the instruction sheet on the left. If you missed that completely, you’re not alone: the grid of numbers is what immediately grabs your attention.

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