How much does an arm and a leg cost in the US, and the rest of this week's online marvels

Every Monday on Moncrieff, Darragh Doyle is live in studio to catch Sean up on what's trendi...

12.45 16 Mar 2015

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How much does an arm and a leg cost in the US, and the rest of this week's online marvels


12.45 16 Mar 2015

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Every Monday on Moncrieff, Darragh Doyle is live in studio to catch Sean up on what's trending and bending minds online right now, taking him on a heady tour through apps and websites. 

Tune in live today at 2.45pm:

  • Selfigraph

What makes your selfie with someone famous different to all the other ones? Well, now you can add a star's autograph by getting them to sign the screen. Selfigraph is a neat little app from Ireland to help you make your photos that bit more distinctive and memorable.

You take a photo and sign the screen with your finger - it's that easy!

Whether you're a selfie fanatic or a celebrity autograph hunter, Selfigraph is an ideal app to capture, sign and share those once-in-a-lifetime photos.

  • Meerkat

It’s the app of the moment - a new, simple, stream what your phone is looking at app that’s capturing a lot of attention on twitter at the moment.

You can either capture video from your smartphone and notify your Twitter followers that they can stream the footage in real time, or watch someone else do the same while interacting on screen via typed messages.

It does come with rules too:

The Rules of Meerkat

  1. Everything that happens on meerkat happens on Twitter - although Twitter might have just pulled the plug on it.
  2. Streams will be pushed to followers in real time via push notifications.
  3. People can only watch it live. No reruns.
  4. Watchers can restream any stream to their followers in real time.
  5. Scheduled streams will be distributed in the community by their subscribers.
  6. Your own streams can be kept locally on your phone, but never on the cloud.
  7. Everyone can watch on web.
  8. Be kind.
  • Schrodinger’s Putin

This Ukrainian website counts the time since Vladimir Putin last appeared in public while ballerinas dance to Swan Lake. And it's glorious. 

  • Kids-In-Mind

The site picks films that are safe for parents to watch with their children, or vice-versa...

The site's administrators enable adults to determine whether a movie is appropriate for them or their children, according to their own criteria. There are 3 objective ratings on a scale of zero to 10 for:


And the site explains in detail why a film rates high or low in a specific category, including instances of substance abuse, a thorough list of discussion topics that may elicit questions from children, and the message the film conveys.

  • Imgur

You know the photos you’re seeing shared on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit? More than likely they were uploaded to and taken from Imgur. Now with their new iPhone app you can waste more time finding out what’s hot.

Millions of people visit Imgur every day to explore, share, and discuss the best visual stories the Internet has to offer. Their images are seen more than 60 billion times each month by people all around the world.

They’ll range from discussions on food, cartoons to comics, things people spot on the streets to mashups, GIFs and more. Basically, if you’ve seen it more than one place online, you’ve seen it here.

The new app is perfect for commutes, waiting in line, or whenever you probably should be doing something else.

  • Arrivyl

What time do you have to be there at? Arrivyl works to have you at a place on time by checking the traffic data, public transport times and so on and tells you what time you need to leave at. Very useful.

- Enter starting location/destination
- Arrival Time (time you would like to be at destination)
- Preparation Time (time it takes you to get ready)

It's that easy! You do have to be honest about how long it takes you to get ready though...

  • Workers’ Comp Benefits: How Much is a Limb Worth?

If you suffer a permanent injury on the job, you’re typically entitled to compensation for the damage to your body and your future lost wages. But depending on the state, benefits for the same body part can differ dramatically.

$323.099 (€296,698.71) is what an arm and a leg will cost you, on average, in America.

The average maximum compensation for one leg in the USA is $153,221

arm - $169,878

hand - $144,930

thumb - $42,432

foot - $91,779

eye - $96,700

ear - $38,050

testicle - $27,678

This site shows what compensation you may be entitled to in each state in America if you lose a body part.


What’s the exact time? This website will tell you - as well as telling you how far dates are away, how long it is to, ahem, the end of December or your next birthday as well as time differences etc. Fierce handy altogether.

  • Paddy not Patty

A couple of years old at this stage but here’s an account that is finding all the incidents of people saying “Saint Patty’s Day” and sharing them, sometimes correcting them.

Gas to see people disagreeing and telling the account it’s wrong!

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