98% of all Japanese adoptions are employers adopting the adult men on their staff, not children. By doing this, they are able to choose the person they wish to run their company when they no longer. independent.co.uk/life-st…
The Eastman Kodak company adopted and used a 13 month calendar from 1928 until 1989. Company founder George Eastman was so passionate about the calendar that he open an American office for the International Fixed Calendar League and petitioned the League of Nations for it's adoption bloomberg.com/news/articl…
Defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi vowed to pay the average adoption fee of $150 for every dog at a Missouri shelter if the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. They won, and Nnadi paid the fees. A few days later, all 109 shelter dogs had been adopted. cnn.com/2020/02/07/us/kan…
Before the adoption of Latin/Roman names for the months, Old English had its own set of names. For example, August was Weod-mōnaΓΎ or "Weed month" in modern English. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
Although polygamy is illegal in India since 1956, while adoption if someone has multiple wives then the senior wife is chosen as the legal mother. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hin…
Spain's stolen children scandal. Where around 300,000 babies were stolen from their parents for adoption. "Nuns and priests compiled waiting lists of would-be adoptive parents, while doctors were said to have lied to mothers about the fate of their children." bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-1…
Today I learned of Georgia Tann, the 'baby stealer' who stole children from poor families and adopted them out to celebrities and rich families. Her practices resulted in the deaths of 500+ kids, but she normalized adoption in the USA. insider.com/georgia-tann-…
Belgium sleeped on December 21, 1752, and woke up on January 1, 1753, due to the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar. The provinces forming the Southern Netherlands (modern Belgium) except the Duchy of Brabant adopted it on 1 January 1583. That left those areas without Christmas in 1582. jstor.org/stable/25025653…
In 2015 Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig made a Lifetime movie called "A Deadly Adoption." It confused a lot of people who watched it expecting it to get hilarious. It didn't. Just straight up Lifetime movie. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Today I learned of "Cat Pawsitive," a program which encourages cat shelters to teach orphan cats to do a "high-five" with humans, making cats more attractive for adoption. Over 400 cats who participated were adopted during the first two semesters of the program. postbulletin.com/life/lif…
There is a proposed punctuation mark for irony and sarcasm, but due to lack of adoption it remains unused en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
Deland McCullough, former NFL player, and current RB coach for the Chiefs, was given up for adoption at birth in 1973. He found his birth mother in 2017. She told him the name of his father, who turned out to be his college coach and mentor throughout his adult life. espn.com/espn/feature/sto…
Women can produce breast milk without pregnancy or giving birth. This is called β€œinduced lactation”, which allows women to breastfeed babies they didn’t give birth to, such as via adoption and surrogate. lllusa.org/induced-lactat…
98% of adoptions in Japan are of 25-30 year old men freakonomics.com/2011/08/…
In 2018, a kitten named Pawfficer Donut was sworn in to the Troy, Michigan PD's "Feline Unit" to perform community outreach for the department as well as raise awareness for animal adoption. She replaced another police cat named Pawfficer Badges who got feline leukemia. miamiherald.com/news/nati…
In the late 19th/early 20th centuries, orphanages would fill trains up with orphans. These trains would stop to have prospective parents evaluate the children for adoption. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orp…
Steve Jobs often went to his biological father's Mediterranean restaurant in San Jose and even shook his hand. At the time, his dad didn't know that Jobs was the baby he gave away for adoption, and Jobs didn't know that he was his father. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Today I learned about British general J.F.C. Fuller, whose theories influenced the Nazi's adoption of the blitzkrieg. In 1939, Hitler staged a parade of his mechanized army and asked Fuller "What do you think of your children?" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
Due to the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar, the Soviets celebrated the anniversary of the "October" Revolution on November 7th. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, US-based missionaries attempted to move 33 "orphans" out of the country for adoption. They were not orphans. The missionary leader was the only one charged with a crime, and she served six months in prison. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died within hours of each other on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1826) history.com/.amp/news/jef…
The baby thief Georgia Tann was allowed to operate a black market adoption agency in the US for nearly 30 years. She stole nearly 5000 kids from poor families and adopted them out to rich families. This went on until her death in 1950. ideapod.com/georgia-tann-…
"The day of two noons,” November 18, 1883, when people were required to stop what they were doing and reset their clocks anywhere from two to thirty minutes in the adoption of standard time zones. historymatters.gmu.edu/d/…
The term β€œthe big apple” originally referred to horse racing. The city got its most famous nickname from a local newspaper’s horse racing column in the 1920s. Prior to the city’s adoption of the nickname, the phrase β€œBig Apple” was used to describe a big money prize at important horse races. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
People from other countries also adopt American babies (referred to as an β€œoutgoing adoption”) and the babies are primarily all African American psmag.com/news/outgoing-a…
Georgia Tann was a child trafficker who arranged expensive adoptions with the wealthy, including stars like Joan Crawford. She deceived birth parents by taking babies for medical care and later saying they died. The police did nothing because her victims were poor, and Tann died without justice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
The Mother of Modern Adoption, Georgia Tann, would STEAL children and sell them out to those who could pay her fees. The children she would deem unworthy of adoption would be put into the arms of those untrained in childcare. This would lead to the death of over 500 children due to Tann. wbur.org/onpoint/2019/10/…
A study was conducted involving separating infant twins through an adoption agency to study nature vs nurture . The twins involved in the experiment were never given knowledge of the study and the findings never published. The records are contained at Yale and will not be released until 2066. nypost.com/2018/06/23/the…
France had a "proto-internet" called Minitel, to which half the population had access. It allowed for buying plane tickets, shopping, 24-hr news, message boards & adult chat services. It was used to coordinate a national strike in 1986. Some believe it hindered the internet's adoption in France. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
Indiana State Prison has a cat adoption program that allows death row inmates the company and comfort of a furry friend. wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian…
$1 coins exists but have not gained popularity due to it weighing more than a $1 bill. Adoption would save taxpayers $4.4 billion due to its durability over paper/cotton bills. cnn.com/2013/11/28/us/one…
In social psychology, the boomerang effect refers to the unintended consequences of an attempt to persuade resulting in the adoption of an opposing position instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
Black Cat adoptions have gone down because it's harder to photograph them for social media bbc.com/news/uk-42871851
98% of adoptions in Japan are of Adult Men aged 20-30 independent.co.uk/life-st…
Today I learned that, in the 1920's, a new "fixed length" calendar with 13 months of 28 days each, was voted in by a League of Nations special committee. Although this calendar never gained widespread adoption, it remained the official calendar of the Kodak company un 1989. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Until 1986, the Australian States remained Crown colonies under the sovereignty of the British Government, while the Australian Federal government became independent from the adoption of the Statute of Westminster in 1942. aph.gov.au/senate/~/~/lin…
Stephanie Thompson, the Director of the National Down Sydrome Adoption Network, received the NDS Congress Presidential Award in 2017 for her work servicing over 2,300 inquiries, and connecting children with willing families. Link below is to a person anecdote. cedarsstory.com/adopting-…
Today I learned about Georgia Tann, who was an American child trafficker who operated a major adoption agency in Memphis, Tennesee. Tann used the agency as a front to steal and sell Children in the 1920s until 1950, when a state investigation resulted in the agency closing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Lithuania was the last pagan nation in Europe, before their official adoption of Roman Catholic in 1387 wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ…
In the 50s and 60s the American government forcibly removed Native American children from their parents and put them up for adoption or into institutions, in order to have them assimilate into β€œwhite culture.” indiancountrymedianetwork…
In social dynamics, critical mass is a sufficient number of adopters of an innovation in a social system so that the rate of adoption becomes self-sustaining and creates further growth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
In 2005, Fox aired a reality television series titled Who's Your Daddy? The show's premise was that an adult who had been put up for adoption as an infant was placed in a room with 25 men, one of whom was their biological father. If the contestant could guess correctly, they won 100k! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
Many Japanese companies including Canon, Toyota, and Suzuki use adoption to declare the heir of the business. The current Suzuki CEO is a fourth-generation adopted child. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap…
There’s an adoption organization that looks to re-home adopted children who are being put up for adoption, again. These are called β€œsecond chance adoptions” and are β€œdesigned to help children find the best family for their needs.” wiaa.org/2nd-chance-adopt…
Roseanne Barr was hit by a car at age 16, and the hood ornament went into her brain and through her skull. Her behavior changed so radically that she was institutionalized for eight months at Utah State Hospital, where she had a baby, which she gave up for adoption. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
A woman adopted by a black family in the 1940s only discovered she was white after finding her adoption papers in 2013. people.com/article/texas-…
Adult adoption rates in Japan are high so that companies can carry on a particular family name, even if the next generation isn't up to the task of running a successful business. freakonomics.com/2011/08/…
Today I learned about self-destructing DVDs that were invented to revolutionise the DVD rental market prior to the wide adoption of streaming services we have today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fle…
A father in South Carolina almost lost custody of his infant daughter when she was put up for adoption by her mother. 33 states require unmarried fathers to register as 'responsible fathers' in order to retain the right to be notified of an adoption or termination of parental rights action. theatlantic.com/politics/…
A cat named Pudding saved his new owner's life just hours after his adoption. The Wisconsin resident originally had no intention of actually adopting one of the animals but had a strong attraction to Pudding who later that evening saved her from a diabetic seizure. today.com/id/46504285/ns/…

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