Tsundoku is the act of acquiring books and not reading them.

12/08/2022 Picture From BuzzFeed Article: 17 Spectacular Bookshops In Australia To See Before You Die There’s A Japanese Word For People Who Buy More Books Than They Can Actually Read Hello, fellow book hoarders. By Katherine Brooks Apr 19, 2017, 05:00 PM EDT| Updated Apr 23, 2017 Book hoarding is a well-documented habit. In fact, most literaryContinue reading Tsundoku is the act of acquiring books and not reading them.”

Portland was named by a coin flip.

11/08/2022 How did Portland get its name? (And who doesn’t know the right answer?) KARI CHISHOLM  It’s a story that every third-grader in Oregon knows. As recounted by PDXHistory.com: Portland got its name when Asa Lovejoy and Francis Pettygrove flipped a coin in 1845. Lovejoy was from Massachusetts and he wanted to name the new settlementContinue reading “Portland was named by a coin flip.”

It’s illegal for supermarkets in France to waste food.

Post First Published: 10/08/2022 7:03 PM Post First Updated: 9/09/2022 11:22 AM Food banks and other charities welcome law making large shops donate unsold food and stop spoiling items to deter foragers – The Guardian. – Angelique Chrisafis In Paris. – Friday February 5 2016 03.03 AEDT. France has become the first country in theContinue reading “It’s illegal for supermarkets in France to waste food.”

Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.

Post First Published: 10/08/2022 Many Russians consider beer a soft drink – a light refresher that can be guzzled on the way to work or sucked down in great quantities before a picnic and a swim in the river. Hard drinkers sniff at its weakness, as the saying goes: “Beer without vodka is like throwingContinue reading “Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.”

Apple’s iPhone has higher sales than everything Microsoft has to offer.

10/08/2022 From: Apple’s iPhone Is Now Worth More Than All Of Microsoft. Forbes. By Tim Worstall. Aug 19, 2012,08:43am EDT This is an entirely stunning statistic: Apple‘s iPhone sales are now worth more than all of Microsoft: One Apple product, something that didn’t exist five years ago, has higher sales than everything Microsoft has to offer. More than Windows,Continue reading “Apple’s iPhone has higher sales than everything Microsoft has to offer.”

There’s a Starbucks coffee cup in every scene of Fight Club.

Post First Published: 9/08/2022 7:26 PM Post First Updated: 3/09/2022 12:48 PM Eagled-eyed fans have noticed the Starbucks cup Easter eggs hidden throughout Fight Club. But why are they there, and what do they mean? From: Fight Club’s Starbucks Cup Easter Egg & Meaning Explained ScreenRant. – BY NIALL GRAY UPDATED JUL 22, 2022 Spotting theContinue reading “There’s a Starbucks coffee cup in every scene of Fight Club.”

While shooting “The Blues Brothers” movie, they had a budget for cocaine.

9/08/2022 We had a budget in the movie for cocaine for night shoots,” Dan Aykroyd tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Ned Zeman of the careening, madcap production of John Landis’s 1980 movie, The Blues Brothers, in which he starred alongside John Belushi. “Everyone did it, including me. Never to excess, and not ever to where I wantedContinue reading “While shooting “The Blues Brothers” movie, they had a budget for cocaine.”

The DEA spends an average of $4.20 for every marijuana plant they uproot.

Post First Published: 9/08/2022 Post First Edited: 17 September 2022 From: The government spent $18 million destroying marijuana plants last year – By Christopher Ingraham. Washington Post. April 15, 2016 at 10:18 AM EDT. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s controversial cannabis eradication program continued apace in 2015, new numbers released by the administration show. In 2015, local, stateContinue reading “The DEA spends an average of $4.20 for every marijuana plant they uproot.”

Jonah Hill snorted so much fake cocaine while filming “The Wolf of Wall Street” that he got bronchitis.

8/08/2022 From: Jonah Hill: ‘Snorting fake cocaine in a Scorsese movie is pretty iconic’ (The Guardian Interview With Hermione Hoby, 2014) Being cast in The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese’s biopic about Jordan Belfort, the New York stockbroker multimillionaire played by Leonardo DiCaprio, has evidently been nothing short of a dream. “[People] can diss me allContinue reading “Jonah Hill snorted so much fake cocaine while filming “The Wolf of Wall Street” that he got bronchitis.”

In 2013, A Fake Tweet Temporarily Wiped Out US$130 Billion Off The Stock Market.

Post First Published: 8/08/2022 11:48 AM Post First Updated: October 2 4:19 PM From : How Does One Fake Tweet Cause a Stock Market Crash? By Christopher Matthews April 24, 2013. And Fake Tweet Sees $136.5 Billion Wiped Off S&P At 1:07 p.m. on Tuesday, the Twitter feed of the Associated Press told us that Barack Obama had been injured in anContinue reading “In 2013, A Fake Tweet Temporarily Wiped Out US$130 Billion Off The Stock Market.”

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