A man decided to deposit a check that he received from a junk mail ad just to see what would happen. to his surprise, they allowed him to deposit the $95,000 check. the bank tried to take the money back, but since he didn’t break any laws, there was nothing they could do. nytimes.com/1995/08/20/us…
In 2004, German football club FC Union Berlin was facing bankruptcy and didn't have the €1.5 million deposit required to participate in the season. Their fans gave blood en masse and donated the money they got to save the club. footyaccumulators.com/new…
The Democratic Republic of Congo is widely considered one of the world's richest countries in natural resources; its untapped deposits of raw minerals are estimated to be worth in excess of US$24 trillion. Yet, owing to political instability, it remains one of the poorest countries (per capita). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
A man was arrested because he was pissed off at Bank of America for freezing his account leaving him peniless, that he placed a bag of his own urine and fish bait to rot into their Safety Deposit Box as a form of justice. reviewjournal.com/news/an…
Templar Knights would issue letters of credit to the pilgrims journeying to the Holy Land. Pilgrims deposited their valuables with a local Templar, received a document indicating the value of their deposit, then used that document upon arrival to retrieve their funds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Scientists believe that younger Sand Dollars sift through sand and ingest small grains Magnetite, an iron-rich deposit found in the ocean. These Sand Dollars will then take these grains and store them in chambers inside their body to help weigh them down and keep them from floating away. kqed.org/science/1932072/…
Scientists discovered what they think are the world's oldest biological colours - they are bright pink. The pigments were discovered after researchers crushed 1.1billion year old rocks in the marine shale deposit beneath the Sahara desert. theguardian.com/science/2…
From 1911 to 1967 the United States Postal Savings System took deposits for consumers and gave up to 2.5% return on savings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
The cannibalized remains of a 14-year-old girl were discovered in a 17th century trash deposit inside fort James. This proves that early colonists resorted to cannibalism to survive during 1609-1610. This was after eating their horses and pets. Only 60 colonists survived. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Today I learned of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Heist, one of the largest burglaries in Britain... And it was carried out by pensioners wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatton…
A single species of spiders reproduces by a process known as β€œtraumatic insemination”, in which the male sedates the female and proceeds to pierce her abdomen with one of its two penises to directly deposit sperm on its ovaries. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned of the Guano Islands Act, a law that enables citizens of the United States to take possession of unclaimed islands containing guano deposits. vox.com/2014/7/31/5951731…
When Russia offered to sell Alaska to the United States, Secretary of State Seward agreed to purchase the land. For a time the purchase was dubbed 'Sewards Folly' as they contended it a useless land, but he was vindicated when a major gold deposit was discovered in the Yukon in 1896. history.state.gov/milesto…
That, in addition to books, France operates a legal deposit scheme for perfumes, where a copy of every new fragrance has to be sent to a library for preservation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osm…
In April 2015, the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company, an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area, was burgled. The incident has been called the "largest burglary in English legal history." The heist was planned and carried out by elderly men. telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, totaling 297 billion barrels. In addition to conventional oil, Venezuela has oil sands deposits similar in size to those of Canada, and approximately equal to the world's reserves of conventional oil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil…
In order to prevent tourists from stealing their beer glasses, some bars in Belgium require people to hand over one of their shoes as a deposit which is then put in a basket and hung from the ceiling. This shoes basket has also become an attraction. thedrinksbusiness.com/201…
Damselflies have smaller and slimmer bodies compared to dragonflies. When damselflies are at rest, the wings are folded alongside the body, but dragonflies hold the wings flat and away from the body. During mating, damselflies form a heart-shaped ring until the time the female deposits her eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dam…
North Korean leader Kim Ill-Sung had a baseball-sized calcium deposit on the right side of the back of his neck. North Korean photographers were ordered to photograph him while standing slightly to his left in order to hide the growth from official photographs and newsreels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim…
Members of Lewis & Clark's expedition took mercury-bearing pills to "treat" constipation and other conditions, and thus left mercury deposits wherever they dug their latrines. These mercury signals have been used to pinpoint some of the 600 camps on the voyage. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Bone spurs are permanent deposits and do not heal and go away algaecal.com/research/bon…
Afghanistan has an estimated $1 trillion in mineral deposits, although it is one of the least developed countries in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eco…
Most "gold" that is traded on the stock market is not backed by actual gold. The London Bullion Market Association, the world's largest gold market, have approximately a hundred times more gold deposits than actual gold bullion to back the deposits up. businessinsider.com/11-ex…
It is possible for a uranium deposit to spontaneously undergo nuclear fission, thus acting as a "natural" nuclear reactor capable of generating up to 100 kilowatts. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned about the Loomis Fargo robbery, the second largest cash robbery in US history, in which the conspirators were caught largely due to their extravagant spending afterwards and because one asked a bank teller how much money she could deposit before the bank had to notify the federal government. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oct…
A fierce legal battle for the original Howdy Doody erupted among the Rufus Rose estate and a museum to which it had been bequeathed. For a while, the puppet was held in a bank safe deposit box while the saga played out in the federal courts. The Detroit Institute of Arts ultimately prevailed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
The formula for Dr Pepper is a trade secret, and allegedly the recipe is kept as two halves in safe deposit boxes in two separate Dallas banks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_…
There is an estimated 6.05 trillion barrels of shale oil in the world, with the largest resource deposits in the United States accounting for more than 80% of the world total resource. For comparison, at the same time the world's proven oil reserves are estimated to be 1.6976 trillion barrels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil…
Animals in the wild travel to 'salt licks' in order to lick essential nutrients from natural deposits. Because of this behaviour, animals are often attracted to roads after winter salting, and can cause collisions or end up as roadkill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
Today I Learned that it’s the male seahorses that undergo pregnancy and give birth to their offspring. The female deposits up to 2000 eggs into the male’s pouch. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
There is a city in Iran which is naturally highly radioactive due to being built on top of a radium deposit which is carried to the surface by local hot springs. It has a population of over 30,000 people, and one specific area receives 80x the usual background radiation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
Notch, aka Markus Persson, had his PayPal account frozen for a suspicious withdrawal or deposit when he made $750,000 from early Minecrafat sales. escapistmagazine.com/news…
Earth once had natural nuclear reactors in uranium deposits. They didn't explode or meltdown because of a self-regulatory system of boiling away groundwater, halting fission. Earth today no longer possesses the circumstances for natural reactors. sciencemag.org/news/2004/…
Male samurai wasps mate shortly after hatching with their own sisters. adults then deposit their eggs into the eggs of stink bugs which they commandeer and parasitize. entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatu…
President Herbert Hoover was a self-made multi-millionaire from locating mineral deposits and once said β€œIf a man has not made a million dollars by the time he is forty, he is not worth much” history.com/news/10-thing…
Eucalyptus trees growing over gold deposits absorb trace amounts of the metal. This collects on the leaves as microscopic "nuggets". news.nationalgeographic.c…
Michigan has a bottle deposit of 10 cents, instead of the usual 5 cents. Their recycle rate is 97%, compared to 70% of states with bottle deposits, compared to 33% for states without any deposit laws. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
The FBI caught one of the 1993 World Trade Center bombers after he returned to the Ryder from which he rented the truck used to carry the bomb, wanting the $400 deposit back because his truck was "stolen". nydailynews.com/new-york/…
Today I learned about the Lluvia de Peces, an annual rain of fish in a small Honduran town. Each May and June, heavy downpours leave the streets littered with hundreds of fish. Fish rains are likely caused by waterspouts that pick up marine life over water and can deposit them hundreds of miles inland. atlasobscura.com/places/l…
All the "ancient" crystal skulls of Central America were actually created in Europe during the 19th century. The Brazilian quartz deposit the skulls are made of was unknown during ancient times and likely crafted in a 19th century German workshop renowned for crafting objects of Brazilian quartz en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry…
The catacombs or Paris are only a small part of the mines (or quarries) of Paris, an extensive gypsum deposit under the city from which we get "plaster of Paris" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
By the late 1950’s, American capital controlled 90% of Cuba’s mines, 80% of its public utilities, 50% of its railways, 40% of its sugar production, and 25% of its bank deposits which led to a revolution of it's peoplel historyofcuba.com/history…
Michigan was once had the Nation’s highest recycling rate with the deposit program, and is now one of the Nation’s worst because it’s now cheaper to throw it away bridgemi.com/michigan-env…
One of Frank Abagnale's (Catch Me If You Can) first cons was to buy a security guard costume, and place a sign over a bank drop box saying "Out of Service, Place deposits with security guard on duty". He later stated he was shocked it worked, commenting "How can a drop box be out of service?". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
In the UK you don't need third party car insurance if you deposit Β£500,000.00 at the High Court. legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/…
During their expedition Lewis and Clark brought packs of "thunderclappers," rediculously strong laxatives made of 60 percent mercury. Due to the strength of the laxatives and the longevity of mercury, scientists can track the route of the expedition by following deposits. sarahalbeebooks.com/2012/…
In 2015 a group of senior citizen thieves got together and robbed Hatton Garden Safe Deposit in London. The age range of men who were involved in this incident was from 42 to 76 and 4 to 5 men were involved. This famous incident was tagged as Grandpa Gang". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hat…
Osage tribe members were relocated to lands that were later discovered to be rich in oil deposits. They became successful, but many tribespeople started getting shot, poisoned and bombed and the FBI began to investigate. pbs.org/newshour/arts/the…
The 1800s Peruvian guano business, mining island guano deposits of up to 50m deep, grew to the point where wars were fought over guano-rich islands, and the funds from exports allowed Peru to end head tax and abolish slavery en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
The Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker is a tiny fish that has no swim bladder. Instead, it uses deposits of subcutaneous jelly to stay afloat. calacademy.org/explore-sc…
Today I learned about prize-linked savings accounts (PLSAs), which uses the chance to win a prize to incentivize personal savings. They function both as a sweepstakes/game of chance (there is a chance of a large prize) and as savings vehicle (the deposit is never lost, unlike normal lotteries). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Autotune was invented by an Exxon geophysicist while analyzing seismic waves looking for oil deposits. businessinsider.com/auto-…
The technology behind Auto-Tune was created by Andy Hildebrand, a geophysicist and former musician who had developed complex algorithms for Exxon to interpret data generated by a seismic wave to find underground oil deposits en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aut…
The Beatles trip to India ended badly because the Maharishi wanted the band to deposit up to 25% of their next album's profits in his Swiss bank account as a tithe, to which Lennon replied, "Over my dead body". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of Key money. In Japan, it is a mandatory gift payment to the landlord that is often the same amount as the original deposit. However, reikin can be the equivalent of six months (or more) of rent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key…
Michigan has a bottle deposit of 10 cents, instead of the usual 5 cents. Their recycle rate is 97%, compared to 70% of states with bottle deposits, compared to 33% for states without any deposit laws. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Today I learned of Earth's only natural nuclear reactors are inside uranium ore deposits in Oklo region in the African country of Gabon are thought to be two billion years old. This phenomenon was discovered in 1972 because of the lower than expected amount of 235U were observed in samples from Oklo mine. atlasobscura.com/places/o…
After filming X-Men: First Class in London, Jennifer Lawrence had to fight to get the security deposit for her Notting Hill apartment back because she had stained the bathtub blue from her makeup as the character Mystique. rollingstone.com/movies/n…
There’s a mail box 10 meters underwater, it’s still in use, and receives 1500 deposits per year! japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
In 2008, a man made $50,000, penny by penny, by opening thousands of fake accounts and pocketing the 1 or 2 cent verification deposits dailytech.com/Hacker+Take…
Today I learned of the Dzungarian Gate, a historically significant mountain pass between Central Asia and China that is was once believed to be the home of the treasure-hoarding griffins and the North Wind in Greek mythology. The pass is known for its gold deposits and constant winds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dzu…
There is a business labyrinth in a limestone deposit in Kansas City. vimeo.com/158027336
Goldcorp once offered $575K to anyone who could help find gold deposits. The Canadian mining company eventually paid out a winner and proceeded to unearth $6B worth of gold at the location. herox.com/news/408-histor…
The banks can create money out of thin air when issuing loans. It doesn't matter how much money they have in their vault. All they need to is to deposit 1-3% with the Central Banks. It is referred to as the bank money. youtube.com/watch?v=t6m49…
As we get older, our brains accumulate "brain sand", phosphate deposits that are implicated in aging. Brain sand especially accumulates in the pineal gland, which regulates sleep and is itself descended from a primordial "3rd eye". mindhacks.com/2010/06/14/…
You do not have to pay for liability insurance on your vehicle if you instead deposit $35,000 cash with the California DMV dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/det…
When opossums get overweight, their fat deposits cause their eyes to go cross eyed. thespec.com/news-story/21…
The conspirators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing were caught when one of them tried to reclaim his deposit on the rental van they used to carry the bomb into the parking garage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
Male ducks often force themselves into females and have corkscrew shaped penises so that they deposit their sperm further into the female than their rivalries. To counter this, females develop vaginas that are equally long and twisted... phenomena.nationalgeograp…
Gold can actually grow on Trees, deep root growth can "strike gold" and absorb it through a bio-chemical process and in turn deposit the mineral into the tree's bark and leaves. nature.com/ncomms/2013/13…
Wombats have cubed shape poop. Every evening, an average wombat deposits 80 to 100 dry, cube-like droppings around its territory. io9.gizmodo.com/5872472/t…
Today I learned of The Human Botfly, (Dermatobia Hominis) A Insect Resident Of Central And South America, Who Lays It's Eggs On Mosquitos, Who Then Bite Mammals, And Deposit The Eggs In The Bite Holes. The Eggs Then Grow Into Larva Under The Skin And Begin Consuming The Host's Skin, until it matures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der…
Smoking cessation advocates in Thailand made ink from the black deposits in smoker's lungs. creativity-online.com/wor…
Over 90% of the world's amber deposits are found in Kaliningrad, a small Russian exclave on the Baltic coast news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/busin…
Navel lint is caused by hairs around the stomach operating as a "one-way ratchet mechanism" that removes fibers from inside your clothes and deposits them into your navel bbc.com/future/story/2015…
In Nigeria there are scam artists who sell you houses by pretending to be the owners and get paid a considerable deposit by deceiving buyers. As a result, "This house is not for sale" is painted on many homes in Nigeria books.google.ca/books?id=…
There is a bank in Australia that allows you to deposit bill that have been ripped in half and you can receive half the value of that bill, for example: deposit a half of a $10 bill and receive $5 from the bank banknotes.rba.gov.au/dama…
Astronauts deposit their urine by dumping it out into space. Astronaut Rusty Schweickart called a urine dump at sunset "one of the most beautiful sights" he saw in space. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus…
Albert Einstein's brains were kept and dissected both improperly and against his wishes, and his eye balls remain in a safe deposit box in New York City... npr.org/templates/story/s…
Male squirrels deposit secretions into a female squirrels' vagina that later harden into a plug or glues the tract together. Female tree squirrels sometimes manually remove the plug and either discard or consume it, thus enabling insemination by subsequent suitors. researchgate.net/publicat…
North Korea has enormous deposits of rare earth metals mining.com/largest-known-…
A 22 year old man siphoned over $50,000 from several online brokerage firms using only the micro-deposits sent when verifying a new account. While technically not illegal, he was indicted for fraud for using false information when setting up the fake accounts. wired.com/2008/05/man-all…
The Kennedy family kept reservoirs of medication in safe deposit boxes around the United States to treat JFK in the event of an adrenal crisis caused by Addison's disease. med.uottawa.ca/sim/data/H…
'travel hackers' buy US dollar coins from the mint, deposit the coins in their bank accounts, pay off the credit card with the deposited amount, and rack up free air fare as a bonus. npr.org/blogs/money/2011/…
After dying, the victims of ancient Pompeii left cavities beneath the volcanic deposits when their bodies decayed years later. When excavating, scientists filled these holes with plaster and made casts of the victims' last moments alive. www2.brevard.edu/reynoljh…
There was a 19th-Century women's only (by women, for women) Ponzi Scheme called The Ladies' Deposit io9.gizmodo.com/5915425/t…
The General Mining Act of 1872, which allowed those who discovered mineral deposits on federally owned land to work the claim and keep all the proceeds (with a $5/acre fee), is still in force today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Guano deposits led the US to claim an island in 1857, and Haiti and the US dispute the territory to this day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nav…
For scorpions to reproduce, the male deposits a capsule of sperm on the ground, then wrestles a female on top of it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
In 1865 a side paddle steamboat blew up on the Mississippi river, killing 1700 people, and remnants of the ship and even occasionally people still turn up, buried under river deposits en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sul…
In the UK that banks share your exact monthly deposits (down to the pound) with 3rd parties. telegraph.co.uk/personal-…
Metals such as iron, copper, gold, and even uranium require running water to become concentrated into ore deposits through a process called ore genesis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ore…
One of the six legal deposit libraries for the UK is not in the UK, but is Trinity College Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/…
The gold prospectors of Yogo Gulch, Montana would notice "blue pebbles" in their stream, but ignored them for 16 years before a cigar box of them was sent by regular uninsured mail to Tiffany's, and found to be part of a huge deposit of very high quality sapphires. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yog…
In the late 2000s, a group of French robbers used vacuum cleaners to suck valuables out of deposit boxes. The total value of things they stole was $800k. gizmodo.com/5647047/vacuu…
Humans have vestigial deposits of magnetite in our sinuses which were used by an evolutionary ancestor to sense the earth's magnetic field for direction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth…
Leakage from phosphorous bombs dumped into the Baltic sea post-WWII can form pieces that look similar to natural amber deposits. These are sometimes picked up by beachcombers, resulting in serious injury when they eventually ignite. spiegel.de/international/…
There are nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan nytimes.com/2010/06/14/wo…
Kim Il Sung developed a calcium deposit the size of a baseball on the back of his neck. Because of it, he was only photographed from the front and citizens were jailed for mentioning it to each other. arbesman.net/2010/10/04/k…
In 1958 the Canadian government considered setting off 100 nukes inside the Athabasca Oil Sands petroleum deposits en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…

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