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…
During the trial of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, their just-appointed lawyers joined with the prosecution and accused their own clients. The trial lasted about one hour. The Ceausescus were sentenced to death and immediately executed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
In 2009, a Latvian company offered short-term loans of up to $500, with the clients signing their immortal soul as collateral. The company said they wouldn't employ debt collectors to get its money back: "If they don’t give it back, what can you do? They won’t have a soul, that’s all" fr.reuters.com/article/us…
African American architect Paul Williams learned to draw upside down because white clients were uncomfortable sitting next to a black man. He practiced mostly in Southern California and designed the homes of numerous celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Lon Chaney en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Ming China placed limits on how frequently its client states could offer tribute. This was because Ming China always provided a return gift whenever they received tribute, which would often be of greater value than the tribute received. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
When Roman Emperor Elagabalus saw adultΠ΅ry scenes shown on-stage, he would order what was usually "done" in pretence to be carried out in fact. He also never had sΠ΅x with the same woman twice (except with his wife), and opened brothΠ΅ls in his house for his friends, clients, and slavΠ΅s penelope.uchicago.edu/Tha…
The Swiss Banking Act made it a criminal offense to disclose the account information and activity of Jewish clients to Nazi Germany affiliates during World War II en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fed…
In 2016 lawyer Jerry Guerinot decided to stop representing people accused of capital murder after none of his 36 capital murder clients were found not guilty, and 21 of them landed on the death row. chron.com/news/article/Te…
Chase Bank and J.P. Morgan & Co helped Germany in WWII by allowing Nazi sympathizers to purchase Marks (known as RΓΌckwanderer) with dollars to fund the war effort. The banks also turned over their client lists to the Nazis who in turn used it to recruit spies in the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The infamous Heaven's Gate cult supported themselves by doubling as a moderately successful web design firm. Their clients included the San Diego Polo club and a Christian music store. vice.com/en_us/article/pg…
Today I learned about the time, when a lawyers pants spontaneously combusted in court while defending his client in an arson case miamiherald.com/news/loca…
Frank Lloyd Wright cranked out his masterpiece Fallingwater in just 2 hours β€” the time it took his client to make his surprise visit en route from Milwaukee to Wright's studio at Taliesin. smarthistory.org/frank-ll…
Today I learned of Medieval Chinese "Biaoju" (Security Company). Founded by peasant fighters, ex-military men entering lucrative private sector, and even ex-bandits, they provided bodyguard/escort and detective services to clients (usually travelling merchants) for a fee. The last Biaoju closed in 1920. researchgate.net/publicat…
In Ancient Greece, prostitutes were classified into two classes; the Pornai and the Hetairai. The Pornai served many men at once, and frequently worked on the street. In contrast, Hetarai were educated, had few clients, and provided companionship and intellectual discussion as well as sex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Het…
Japan has a thriving 'Fake Family' industry, where clients can rent family members for special occasions or just to alleviate loneliness. youtube.com/watch?v=UEhYM…
Today I learned of Gilberto Baschiera, an Italian banker considered a modern-day Robin Hood. Over the course of 7 years, he secretly diverted 1 million euros to poorer clients from the wealthy ones so they could qualify for loans. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Human Alarm Clocks: Before the advent of reliable and affordable alarm clocks, British and Irish workers were woken up by a person who made sure they could get to work on time. The knocker-up used a baton to knock on clients’ doors or a long and light stick to reach windows on higher floors. notechmagazine.com/2015/0…
Today I learned about Almon Brown Strowger. Strowger's undertaking business was losing clients to a competitor whose telephone-operator wife was redirecting everyone who called for Strowger. Motivated to remove the intermediary operator, he invented the first automatic telephone exchange in 1889. sparkmuseum.org/almon-b-s…
Today I learned about Gilberto Baschiera, an Italian banker heralded a as modern-day Robin Hood. Over a period of 7 years, he secretly diverted 1 million euros from wealthy clients to poorer clients so they could qualify for loans. He did not profit from the scheme and avoided jail in 2018 after a plea bargain. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Banks have therapists known as 'wealth psychologist' who help ultra-rich clients, who are unable to mentally cope with their immense wealth. investopedia.com/terms/w/…
To help prostitute's business in 16th c. Venice, the authorities designated a bridge where they could stand and show their breasts to potential clients. The bridge still stands to this day and is called "Ponte delle Tette" or the bridge of tits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pon…
Since 1991, there are japanese companies which offer family rental services. Actors are hired to act as family members, partners or even parents of clients in need of intimacy and social contact en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren…
Today I learned about Tatunca Nara, who claimed to be from Akakor, an ancient underground city, located somewhere between Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. He worked as a jungle guide, but several of his clients disappeared, and it was discovered he was actually born in Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tat…
There have been "targeted interventions" that show increasing metacognition in clients with schizophrenia can lead to more complex self-reflection and be pivotal in the recovery process. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
The character of Ernest P Worrell was created by an ad agency and was so successful at one point they would shoot 25 different versions of a spot in a single day for different customers. They put him in movies because his many previous contracts prevented him working for bigger national clients en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern…
A lawyer was hired for a traffic case. Instead of sitting his client at the witness table, he dressed another lawyer to look like the client. When the only witness (a policeman) was asked to point to the defendant in the room he pointed to the fake client. The real defendant was found not guilty nytimes.com/1994/07/29/us…
In 1508, Autun, France pressed charges on rats for destroying barley crops. The lawyer representing the rats argued that the court's summons wasn't specific enough to his clients, and that Autun's cat population made it unsafe for his clients to come to court. The rats were acquitted. duhaime.org/LawMuseum/Law…
Operation Midnight Climax was established in order to study the effects of LSD. Sex workers on the CIA payroll were instructed to lure clients back to the safehouses, where they were given LSD and studied through a one way glass to see if this could help the CIA's mind-control research program. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Clement Vallandigham, a lawyer and Ohio politician defending a man accused of murder, accidentally shot himself and died while demonstrating how the victim might have accidentally shot himself. His client was cleared. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Royal Bank of Canada is investing heavily in artificial intelligence, and now has more than 200 data scientists. It has identified a number of digital "ecosystems" where its clients live and work within which the bank believes it can play an "integral role in the future" mississauga.com/news-stor…
There’s a British criminal lawyer called Sir Harry Potter who plays up his name to jurors to give himself an advantage in court. He has also represented clients named Martin Luther King and Michael Caine radiotimes.com/news/film/…
Today I learned about women who work as surrogate mothers in India have very little rights and their clients often abandon the babies if they do not meet up to their specific criteria such as gender or appearance. youtube.com/watch?v=Hf_hA…
Mangaka Hirohiko Araki was a big fan of Client Eastwood's The Man With No Name from the Dollar's trilogy and Dirty Harry, so much so that he based his character Jotaro Kujo on him. animenewsnetwork.com/inte…
A lawyer was hired for a traffic case. Instead of sitting his client at the witness table, he dressed another lawyer to look like the client. When the only witness (a policeman) was asked to point to the defendant in the room, he pointed to the fake client. The real client was found not guilty nytimes.com/1994/07/29/us…
A single cleaner wrasse fish works removing bloodsucking parasites from up to 2,000 client fish per day. They sometimes cheat their clients by taking illicit bites of the protective mucus covering their skin. If a client gets upset, they try to make amends by offering a complementary fin massage theatlantic.com/science/a…
Weighted blankets improves anxiety for Dementia clients too - and it's not that expensive dailycaring.com/weighted-…
Today I learned of former Australian lawyer turned police informant, Nicola Gobbo. Many previous cases are being reviewed as she may have provided information to police that led to the conviction of her clients; whilst at the same time representing her clients as their defence lawyer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
A lawyer had his client sit in the stands and had a similar looking friend to sit where the defendant usually sits, so that when pointed out the witness would pick the wrong person getting his client off free nytimes.com/1994/07/29/us…
Banks have therapists known as 'wealth psychologist' who help ultra-rich clients who are unable to mentally cope with their immense wealth. investopedia.com/terms/w/…
Clement Vallandigham, a defense lawyer in a murder trial accidentally shot himself and died while reenacting the possibility of a victim accidentally shooting and killing themselves instead of his client. The defendant was then set free. bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-maga…
Cesar Millan, aka "Dog Whisperer," had Jada Smith, wife of Will Smith, as one of his first clients. She was satisfied so much she paid for one year of English tutoring so he can be aired on US television. cesarsway.com/cesar-milla…
A fitness trainer intentionally gained over 70 pounds to better understand the plight of his overweight clients. Then lost it all again six months later. cnn.com/2012/06/05/health…
In 1935, the U.S. Senate found a lawyer in contempt for allowing his clients to destroy documents under subpoena and jailed him for ten days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jur…
Today I learned about the Rabbi Mendel Epstein, who headed a kidnapping ring in New Jersey. His clients paid him specifically to capture and torture Orthodox Jewish husbands, forcing them to grant their wives a religious divorce or 'Get'. After an FBI sting he was sentenced to 10 years in 2015. nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/20…
Rather than have clients think they may have bought damaged goods, a car dealer dumped 22 brand new Austin A-40s into Vancouver, BC's English Bay hagerty.com/articles-vide…
The actor that played Kip Dynamite is an accomplished commercial director and photographer with T mobile, Nintendo, and Coke as some of his clients. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aar…
Today I learned about Max Jacobson, aka Dr. Feelgood. He was a high profile amphetamine dealer in the early 1900s who advertised his laced product as "vitamins with enzymes" and sold to many celebrities including John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley. He is blamed for the decline in several of his clients careers. nytimes.com/1972/12/04/ar…
Some American insurance companies employ private firefighter brigades to defend the properties of wealthy clients during wildfires. nbcnews.com/storyline/wes…
It’s a myth that sex workers don’t kiss clients. Clients just have to pay for the intimate privilege of The Girlfriend Experience, which includes open mouth kissing including tongue. it emphasizes β€œauthenticity” and β€œconnection” bodyandsoul.com.au/sex-re…
Sheila Vogel-Coupe, age 85 as of 2014, was believed to be Britain’s oldest working prostitute. She became a sex worker at the age of 81. She serviced an average of 10 clients a week and charged upwards of $420 an hour. timesofisrael.com/this-je…

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