Judge Judy earns $47 MILLION a year for taping 'Judge Judy.' In an interview she said that every 3 years she would present her salary request to the CBS TV Distribution President. Once, when he gave her a counter offer in an envelope, she refused to open it saying "This isn't a negotiation." goodhousekeeping.com/life…
Chuck E. Cheese Pizza was created by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell created the pizza & arcade restaurant to serve as a distribution network for his Atari games. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nol…
A copy of the Tang-dynasty Chinese version of the Diamond SΕ«tra (11th May 868) is the earliest dated printed book. It is also the first known creative work with an explicit public-domain dedication, as its colophon at the end states that it was created "for universal free distribution." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dia…
'Debbie Does Dallas', one of the most famous adult film titles, is in the public domain because they didn't include copyright notice in the credits. Despite that, the Dallas Cowboys have "veto rights" over the film's distribution because of illegal use of their trademarks in the film en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
KFC is Indonesia's biggest CD retailer. More than half a million CDs are sold a month in the more than 650 KFCs across the country. The CDs sold are selected by Steve Lillywhite, the producer for U2. Part of the selection process is offering KFC distribution deals to up-and-coming acts. thejakartapost.com/life/2…
The production company behind the 1964 Spaghetti Western "A Fistful of Dollars", which was a remake of the 1961 Japanese Samurai film "Yojimbo", was successfully sued by Toho, the production company behind "Yojimbo", granting Toho royalties and distribution rights to Leone's film. britannica.com/topic/Yoji…
Iceland has so much geothermal energy that it has hot water distribution systems straight to houses c40.org/case_studies/the-…
Titicut Follies is the first film in the USA to be banned from distribution for reasons other than obscenity, immorality, or national security en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit…
4 months after Florida man Ryan Lee Carroll won a Breaking Bad contest to meet the cast, he was charged with running a drug distribution operation when he was found with $1M in synthetic marijuana. Also seized was a souvenir Hazmat suit signed by the Breaking Bad cast. theguardian.com/world/201…
Today I learned of the National Eagle Repository. It is the central location for receipt, storage, and distribution of eagles that have been found dead to federally recognized native tribes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
Walt Disney left $400 million in a trust and his grandchildren were to receive distributions at the ages of 35, 40 and 45. His grandson Brad was denied and he argues he is owed more than $200 million inheritance thekingdominsider.com/wal…
In 1872 a Japanese samurai and politician Shinpei Eto established a wanted photograph distribution system. Its first subject was Shipei Eto himself. The circulation of wanted photographs aided his swift arrest. He was executed at the age of 41 japanese-wiki-corpus.gith…
In Norway, when book is published, Arts Council Norway purchases 1,000 copies for distribution to libraries – 1,500 copies if it’s a children’s book. norway.no/en/india/norway…
Today I learned about the the importance of data visualisation thanks to the Datasaurus (other datasets) which have identical simple descriptive statistics (so they look like very similar data) but very different distributions (so they look completely different when properly visualised) autodesk.com/research/pub…
Hindus as a mark of respect and gratitude to God , show number of dishes to God called Annakut and distribution it among the less privileged on the occasion of Diwali. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gov…
In the iconic 'duel of the anthems' scene from Casablanca, the song "Die Wacht am Rhein" was used for the Nazis instead of the actual Nazi anthem; the latter was still under international copyright protection in non-Allied countries, so its use would have prevented the movie's distribution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Today I learned of a woman who has won the Lottery four times since 1993. She was outed as a PhD of Statistics from Standford University and had figured out the pseudo-number generator for the distribution of the winning tickets. She won a total of $17million, and has since moved to Las Vegas. news.com.au/finance/money…
Utah's Health Dept attempted to distribute free Utah-sex-jokes condoms with saying like "Enjoy your mountin'", "Explore Utah's Caves" and "Sl,UT" before the governor stepped in to stop the theme (but not the condom distribution). myarklamiss.com/news/nati…
Videogame Postal 2 is banned in New Zealand. Possession, distribution or even buying it for personal use is a criminal offense, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $50,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
Blood type distribution varies by country, for example Albania has 10% AB+, Chile has less than 1%, most common blood worldwide is O+ but India's is B+ rhesusnegative.net/themis…
Scientists have thought the melting and forming of ice sheets around the world changed the distribution of mass around the planet enough to shift the polar axis. Since 2000, the Earth's axis has jumped eastward by about 7 inches a year” cnbc.com/amp/2016/04/09/s…
The Great Chinese Famine had more deaths in areas at produced more food per capita. Nancy Qian and Pierre Yared showed that aggregate production was sufficient for avoiding famine and that the famine was caused by over-procurement and poor distribution by the government academic.oup.com/restud/a…
Today I learned of Kiyoshi Kimura - A sushi restaurant chain CEO who helped reduce Somali pirates activity by giving them training in fisheries, initially sourcing them fishing vessels and networking them to the fishery distribution network. Ultimately helping them to become fishermen grapee.jp/en/54127
The person actually responsible for making the first two Stars Wars films major box office hits was Ashley Boone Jr., the first black man to head the marketing and distribution dept. at a major studio--20 Century-Fox. He was also the first black president of the studio for a brief time. hollywoodreporter.com/fea…
The octopus stinkhorn, or devil's fingers, is a non-poisonous fungus found all over the world. The starfish-shaped fruiting body emerges vertically and spreads out, making the gleba accessible to insects which facilitate the distribution of spores. Mature stinkhorns smell like rotting flesh. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Despite 'The Boondock Saints' being considered one of the hottest scripts in Hollywood, it was only released in 5 theaters and for a duration of just one week. The main reason for the limited distribution was because of the recent massacre at Columbine High School. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
During US General MacArthur's occupation of Japan after WWII, Emperor Hirohito banned the distribution of a photo which clearly showed MacArthur's height dominance to Hirohito. Only for MacArthur to rescind the ban and have it printed on every single newspaper in Japan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dou…
Before Walt Disney's youngest daughter, Sharon Disney Lund, died in 1993, her three grown children gathered together and were told about the vast fortune that awaited them. But Sharon empowered three trustees to withhold the distributions of Disney stocks which led to multiple family lawsuits hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Paramount Pictures permanently retains the distribution rights to the first four Indiana Jones films and 1992-93 TV series, and would receive "financial participation" from any future Disney-produced Indiana Jones movies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc…
It costs 1.67 cents to make 1 cent coin because of the cost of materials, production, and distribution en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Among OKcupid users, men ranked women's attractiveness in an almost perfectly even distribution, and the majority as average. Women ranked 80% of men as worse looking than average, and all the site's male founders as "significantly worse looking." theblog.okcupid.com/your-…
Although "Bollywood" films are generally listed under the Hindi language, most are in Hindi with partial Urdu and Punjabi and occasionally other languages. Hindi films can achieve national distribution across at least 22 of India’s 29 states as Bollywood fans understand the mixed language en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The world's oldest printed book is 'The Diamond Sutra' and it was created in 868 A.D. by a man named Wang Jie. At the bottom-right corner he printed: β€œReverently made for universal free distribution by Wang Jie on behalf of his two parents.” smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The Amnesiac Incognito Live System (TAILS) is a Debian-based distribution focused on security and anonymity. It uses things like the system RAM and TOR browser to increase privacy. It will only write to removeable media and upon shutdown, RAM is wiped. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai…
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ended up with a $167 million "loss" under Hollywood accounting. Warner Bros. charged itself about $350 million in distribution & advertising etc to this external corporation. theatlantic.com/business/…
Sihanoukville is Cambodia's sole deep water port. The French colonial administration preferred to use Saigon for international trade and the Mekong River for further distribution. Thus Cambodia's access to high sea's trade was via the Mekong which required passage through Vietnamese territory en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sih…
In bees, age is preponderant in the distribution of tasks. From 0 to 6 days, they clean the hive. From 7 to 12 days, they feed the larvae. From 12 to 21 days, they carve the rays. Finally, from 22 days until their death, they pollinate the pollen of flowers. Other more specific tasks exist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee
The co-founder of Dave's Killer Bread, Dave Dahl, served a combined 15 years in prison for drug distribution, burglary, armed robbery, and assault before creating Dave's Killer Bread en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Workers at Amazon's distribution centres can be expected to walk up to 11 miles per shift, picking an order every 33 seconds. bbc.co.uk/news/business-2…
Almost one third of U.S. teenagers have texted full-nudes of themselves and could be charged with creation and distribution of child pornography techcrunch.com/2012/07/06…
The 'Galactic Bulge' is tightly packed group of stars closer to the centre of the Milky Way. As you go closer to the centre, the distribution of stars becomes vertically thicker, representing a different composition of the galaxy. burro.case.edu/Academics/…
Manufacture and distribution of telephone directories (Yellow Pages) produces over 1,400,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases and consumes over 600,000 tons of paper annually. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
To decide on letter distribution, Scrabble inventor Alfred Butts studied the front page of The New York Times and did painstaking calculations of letter frequency. His basic cryptographic analysis of our language and his original tile distribution have remained valid for over 60 years. scrabble-assoc.com/info/h…
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, recorded a $167 million loss *on paper* because of "Hollywood Accounting". Warner Brothers effectively made sure that the movie lost money by paying itself a $212 million "distribution fee" off the top. techdirt.com/articles/201…
Men and women have about the same level of intelligence, but a different distribution. Men have a higher standard deviation, so are spread out on the bell curve. This could possibly explain men's higher representation in science, leadership, and prestigious roles. iqcomparisonsite.com/sexd…
Today I learned of a woman who has won the Lottery four times since 1993. She was outed as a PhD of Statistics from Standford University and had figured out the pseudo-number generator for the distribution of the winning tickets. She allegedly still spends 2 months a year playing scratchers to win again. businessinsider.com/4-tim…
The extremely rare Chorioactic fungus has a disjunct distribution: it is only found in a few forests in Japan and a few counties in Texas at roughly the same latitude. Its appearance gives it the name 'the Devil's Cigar' and then splits into a star shape as it matures. It is unique to its genus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
Canada ceased production of the penny in 2012 and ceased distribution in feb 2013 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
By 1995 the entire distribution network of AvtoVAZ (owner of the Lada car brand) were controlled by criminal organizations, which had infiltrated the management. A 1997 investigation revealed those gangs had carried out at least 65 murders of company managers, dealers and business rivals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avt…
Today I learned of illegal numbers. Since binary information representing illegal things (from DVD rippers to CP) can be written in regular decimal, US law considers possession or distribution of these numbers as illegal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ill…

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