John Early Is Figuring Out How to Be Sincere

As the star of the sharp new indie ‘Stress Positions,’ the irreverent comic works in a more serious vein. He tells Cracked why he’s getting comfortable with being earnest — even if he’s scared everyone will think he’s pretentious

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13 Facts About The Smartphones We Spend All Our Time On

13 Facts About The Smartphones We Spend All Our Time On

Once we started getting those weekly usage reports about our screen time, we realized we had a problem: we have absolutely no idea how this thing we do everything on works. Oh, and also it said our screen time was up 652% and we averaged 21.47 hours a day last week, but that’s not really what’s bothering us. No no, it’s definitely the fact that we don’t know how this smartphone gizmo works.

So we took it upon ourselves to get educated, and after using our phones to do our research, we realized the battery was low and it needed to get charged. But right as we were about to plug it in, we happened to learn something that seemed important: we should not be letting our phone batteries get completely drained before plugging them in. Well, this phone was a wash, but for the next one we’ll have it figured out. 

A phone contains a greater percentage of gold than gold ore does. BLAINEK pLtr COlad FINE PoS JoDDy One ton of gold-rich ore deposit yields about 1 or 2 grams of gold, but one ton of used phones (with the batteries taken out) yields 300 grams of gold. NOW YOU

Source: BBC

Smartphone accelerometers could be used for spying. They're SO accurate that, if you keep your phone next to your laptop while typing, they can tell what keys you're hitting (they determine distance from the intensity of different keystrokes), so they could transmit what you're typing. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: PopSci

Constantly getting interrupted by your smartphone messes with your concentration on a neurological level. Getting interrupted and then having to switch focus back lowers your efficiency by about 40%, scientists estimate. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: CBS

Pretty much every smartphone on the market has an FM radio, but it's deactivated. Manufacturers leave it off by default, saying there's basically no demand since people are mostly using streaming mobile apps. NOW YOU KNOW
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