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This Robot Tells You How Old You Look

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Ready to face up to how old you really look? There’s an app for that—sort of.

Today, Twitter—okay, and maybe a couple of our editors—went a little nuts over Microsoft’s How Old Do I Look? (#HowOldRobot), a bot that claims to be able to determine the ages and genders of people in any photos that are uploaded to the site.

Results seem to be pretty mixed so far. (Complex tried using 16-year-old Jaden Smith’s photo—‘How Old’ thinks he’s 37.)

Executive editor Erin McCarthy (she’s 32) uploaded this snap, featuring senior editor Abbey Stone (27) and staff writer Caitlin Schneider (28): 

(Sorry/not sorry, you guys.)

In a blog post written yesterday, two Microsoft developers outline how they forwarded the URL to 50 of their friends—and, in just a few hours, had over 35,000 users try out the face detection tool.

They’re not, it turns out, actually interested in how old you all are. But they are excited about the site's ability to glean stats, in real time, about the ages and genders of people using it.

The Internet, for its part, seems pretty jazzed to have discovered a brand-new time waster. Until something less potentially ego-crushing comes along tomorrow, that is.

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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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