Rick Moranis improvised his entire Louis Tully speech in Ghostbusters at his apartment party, none of that was scripted. He decided he'd be a tax accountant and riffed all that gold. "I'm giving this whole thing as a promotional expense, that's why I invited clients instead of friends." cinemablend.com/news/1532…
Executives at McGraw Hill were curious to find out why their accountant was on television racing a Mclaren F1 GTR, chartering Concorde trips and showing up to work in a Ferrari. Turns out he had been embezzling Β£2.8 million from them the past 5 years since he was recruited! telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
During WW2, DuPont was hired to build the Hanford nuclear site, producing plutonium. Reluctantly, they agreed to do so under a symbolic 1-dollar contract. After the war ended, a government accountant saw construction took 2 rather than the anticipated 3 years, and cut their pay to .68 cents b-reactor.org/wp-content/…
The inventor of the Lava Light, an accountant, originally didn't envision his product associating with groovy psychedelic hippie culture. An ad for them in the straight-laced American Bar Association Journal pitched an "executive" desk version mounted on a walnut base beside a ballpoint pen. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Today I learned of Guy Goma, who was accidentally interviewed live on BBC News as an expert while only there for an interview as an accountant bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-3626…
Rocky Marciano, the legendary boxer, had a fear of being β€œbroke” and was obsessed with cash. He hid cash in various places, and his accountant couldn’t convince him of the concept of β€˜checks’. Rocky gave away checks, sometimes as much as $50,000. He once traded a $5,000 check for $2,500 cash. vault.si.com/vault/1993/0…
Jonah Hill's dad was a tour accountant for 80's rock band Guns 'n' Roses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
Richard Harris was so drunk through the 1970s that he forgot he owned a Rolls Royce. It sat in a New York garage for 25 years before he found an old photo of himself with it and his accountant confirmed it was still there running up $90k in garage storage costs. telegraph.co.uk/news/obit…
The first person in history whose name we know is 'Kushim', who was not a King, poet or a warrior, but an accountant. He signed a receipt which said "29,086 measures barley 37 months Kushim", which was found on a clay tablet in Mesopotamia. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
On March 29, 2018, Canadian accountant Scott Foster played 14 minutes in an NHL game, had 7/7 saves, and is one of 18 goalies in the NHL to have a perfect 1.0 save rate. He got to keep the team jersey he wore in the game but recieved no other compensation for his work. youtu.be/tG-IGNvfrg8
The Queen of England still has a Champion. The title is currently held by a 64 year old accountant. historic-uk.com/CultureUK…
Boxing legends Pacquiao, Marquez and Barrera took up business degrees. Marquez was an accountant before he became a legend while Barrera took up law. Pacman on the other hand took up business administration. cpacamp.com/famous-boxers…
When both of the Chicago Blackhawks' goalies got injured in a game in 2018, the team used an emergency goalie, a 36 year old accountant! youtube.com/watch?v=tG-IG…
36-year-old accountant Scott Foster had to come in for the Chicago Blackhawks as an emergency goalie due to injuries. It was his first time ever playing in the NHL, stopping all seven shots from the Winnipeg Jets in order to win the game. youtu.be/SwoGRlc-K5U
The band blink-182 officially named their holding company Poo Poo Butt Inc. "We did it because it was the most immature, dumbest thing ever," DeLonge said. "We thought it would be funny to have our accountants, managers and attorneys having to say that over the phone every day.” newstimes.com/news/articl…
A 36 year old accountant who has never played pro hockey, was called in as an emergency backup goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks and starred in a 6-2 win, blocking 7 of 7 shots attempted boston.com/sports/nhl/201…
Queen Elizabeth II still has a 'Champion' for purposes of trial by combat and it's Francis John Fane Marmion Dymoke, a 65-year-old chartered accountant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
Lava Lamps were invented by an accountant whose hobby was making underwater nudist films en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
Childless Atheist and author Ninon de l'Enclos left her money to the nine-year-old son of her accountant upon her death. This Nine-year-old would later be known as Voltaire en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
Chicago Blackhawks called on a 36 year-old accountant and fan to serve as Emergency goalie after starter and backups were injured. He played in the third period and had 7 saves with a save percentage of 1.000 npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
The first person in history whose name we know is Kushim, an accountant from Mesopotamia who lived around 3200 B.C. phenomena.nationalgeograp…
When Kim Peek managed payrolls of 160 people, he was able to complete this task in just hours without a calculator and when he was fired to be replaced by computer, it took two full time accountants plus the computer just to replace him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim…
An accountant who never played professional hockey stood in as a goalie in an NHL game after both of the Blackhawks' goalies were injured, leading the team to victory. nhl.com/news/emergency-go…
When Kim Peek managed payrolls of 160 people, he was able to complete this task in just hours without a calculator and when he was fired to be replaced by computer, it took two full time accountants plus the computer just to replace him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim…
The band Blink-182 incorporated under the name "Pennywise Poo Poo Butt Inc." so that their accountants, managers and attorneys would have to say that over the phone every day. newstimes.com/news/articl…
Originally, the classic banker's lamp had a green shade to lessen one's eyestrain due to early incandescent lights. The green eye visor commonly worn by accountants, telegraphers, and copy editors in the late-19th and mid-20th century were worn for similar reasons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Chinese mathematician Yitang Zhang could not get an academic job upon graduating, having to work as an accountant and a delivery worker for a New York City restaurant. He later went on to solve a math problem that had been unsolved for 150 years and won a MacArthur Genius Grant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yit…
The first recorded name in history wasn't that of a conquerer or prophet. It was of an accountant named Kushim. accountingweb.co.uk/commu…
The SEC was repeatedly and explicitly warned about the Madoff Ponzi scheme for 10 years by a forensic accountant. Over and over again they ignored the warnings and did nothing. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Hugh Hefner's father, a public accountant, turned him down when he needed money to start Playboy as he did not think the magazine was a good business investment. However, as he was about to leave, his mother took him aside and gave him a $1000 cheque from her savings to help his venture ca.askmen.com/celebs/inte…
The first known written record with a name comes from Sumerian accountant over 5000 years ago and states β€˜A total of 29,086 measures of barley were received over the course of 37 months. Signed, Kushim.’ accountingweekly.com/firs…
Today I learned about the facekini - a mask designed by Chinese accountant, Zhang Shifan, for swimmers and beachgoers which covers the head and reveals only the eyes, nose, and mouth. The mask is used by people for protecting themselves from tan-inducing ultraviolet rays while in direct sunlight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fac…
The professions with the lowest rates of sociopathy are, in order: care aide, nurse, therapist, craftsperson, beautician/stylist, charity worker, teacher, creative artist, doctor (excepting surgeons), accountant bakadesuyo.com/2012/11/pr…
The members of blink-182 (around the time of Enema Of The State) had incorporated under the name Poo Poo Butt, LLC. because "it would be funny to have our accountants, managers and attorneys having to say that over the phone every day." newstimes.com/news/articl…
The green visors accountants used to wear helped lessen eyestrain from harsh incandescent lights. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The first known recorded name in history is not a ruler or religious leader, but an accountant phenomena.nationalgeograp…
The Queen of England's champion is a chartered accountant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
The first and only Afghan cosmonaut to enter space emigrated to Germany in 1992 and now works as an accountant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abd…
Today I learned of an accountant who murdered his client, a $5 million lottery winner, because he was pushed over the edge by her continued wasteful spending heraldsun.com.au/news/nat…
Burt’s Bee first accountant was a 14 years old boy company-histories.com/Bur…
According to his accountant, the McDuck's money bin contains 607 tillion 386 zillion 947 trillion 522 billion dollars and 36 cents. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
An accountant from Canada created a full-length role-playing game using an Excel workbook. carywalkin.ca/download-ar…
Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs CIO and hedge fund manager, has produced 45 films to date, including The LEGO Batman Movie, Edge of Tomorrow, The Accountant, and Mad Max: Fury Road. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The Suanpan abacus was taught in Chinese schools into the 1990s. Chinese accountants had to pass examinations in bead arithmetic before they were qualified, until around the early 2000s when it was replaced by computer accounting en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sua…
Today I learned of child star Dana Plato who, after having her career stall and her money stolen by her accountant, robbed a video store. The clerk called 911 saying, "I've just been robbed by the girl who played Kimberly on Diff'rent Strokes." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales expelled one of its members, "Mad Mike" Hoare, for leading a coup d'etat against the country of Seychelles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
Former WWE wrestler D'Lo Brown is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) graduating from the University of Maine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%2…
, A Canadian accountant made an entire RPG with Microsoft Excel. thenextweb.com/shareables…
Accountant-General Chua Kim Yeow was one of two candidates in Singapore's First presidential election. He was reluctantly persuaded to run to give people a choice. He told his supporters not to campaign for and that Ong, the other candidate was superior. He still got 41% of the vote en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
The two Accountants for the Oscars each carry a briefcase containing a full set of winner envelopes today.com/popculture/osca…

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