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27 Fascinating Reasons People Rejected New Technology

Throughout history, people have been afraid of new developments, usually leaning on the idea that it will make you lazy, rot your brain or corrupt the youth. Socrates was famously against the written word because he thought writing things down would ruin people's memory and make them dumb. This askreddit thread asked older people who the "I don't use computers" people of their time were, and the results were incredible. For one reason or another, there have been people who reject new technology that has since become commonplace, and frankly weird to not have.

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23 Victorious Times Applicants Hit Their Job Interviews Out Of The Park

These job interviews are anything but Fails, but sometimes we need to mix in some Wins to offset all the times everything seems to fall apart. In this case, we're dealing with some very pleased interviewers, who cut their interviews short because of how much the applicants impressed them. Maybe you'll find some tips and pointers on how to crush your next interview in this list.

Now, if this list has left you wanting a real job interview Fail, check out this post for the time that a woman messed up in a big way by being over-prepared. 

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There Are 80 Falcons on This Plane and It Is Glorious

Flying is such a hassle. What with security and the food and the delays? Ugh. Airports! Am I right?

Now, imagine having to fly not just yourself, but also 80 falcons. What? “Uh, excuse me, passengers, this is your captain speaking, and you better buckle up because this is going to be a bumpy flight.”

This Saudi prince bought 80 seats on an airplane so that his falcons didn’t have to use their wings. However, while that might seem strange to us yanks here in the states, it’s actually quite common in the Middle East, where falconry is pretty popular. Qatar and Etihad Airways both have policies for bringing birds on planes.

Still, all these birds on a plane should have Samuel L. Jackson calling his agent and saying, “Put on your helmet because you’re about to hit the ceiling: ‘Snakes on a Pane 2: Birds on a Plane.’”

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In Russia, plane rides you.

A UTair flight froze to the ground at Igarka airport in Siberia on Tuesday, and passengers had to get out and push the 30-ton aircraft to get it moving again.

One of the men in the video is heard saying: "Real men can plant a tree, build a house, and push a plane," according to the Siberian Times.

The temperatures in the region above the Arctic Circle hit below 52C, and the brakes froze because they used the wrong kind of grease.

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When Chip Yates started working on his electric airplane in 2012, he wasn't trying to make conventional, gas-powered aircraft look slow. That hasn't changed, he says. "That was not the design goal."

But he's happy to point out his plane is as fast or faster than its competitors that run on single piston gas engines. The five world records Yates set last year for electric planes were finally officially verified by the Fédération Aéronautique International (FAI) last week, and now he can officially claim bragging rights.