The Make-a-Wish Foundation granted a child to visit the set of Thor: Ragnarok. When Thor sees Hulk enter the arena on Sakaar, the child said Thor should say "He's a friend from work!" comicbook.com/marvel/news…
The copyright for Anne Franke's diary was due to expire in 2016. To prevent it from falling into public domain, in 2015 the Anne Frank foundation added her father Otto Frank as a co-author. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The spaniards destroyed an Inca temple and built a cathedral on the temples foundations. Later, an earthquake completely destroyed the Spanish-made cathedral but left the foundations of the temple intact. theguardian.com/cities/20…
Charlie Cox actually received an award from the American Foundation for the Blind for his portrayal of blindness as Matt Murdock in the Daredevil series variety.com/2015/scene/vp…
The discovery of irrational numbers shattered a foundation of Pythagorean mathematics - that everything in the universe is reducible to whole numbers and their ratios. Legend suggests that the man who discovered these numbers was drowned at sea by his fellow Pythagoreans, or exiled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
The "P.F." in P.F. Flyers (one of the world's first sneaker brands) stands for "Posture Foundation" heddels.com/2014/11/pf-fl…
Before 1995, anyone who wanted a domain name could register it free of charge. This changed when the National Science Foundation awarded consulting company 'Network Solutions' the ability to charge for registration. mashable.com/2014/03/10/d…
Earlier this year, Eminem's Marshall Mathers Foundation donated over 400 meals of "Mom's Spaghetti" to Detroit area frontline hospital workers. detroitnews.com/story/ent…
The Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation who run the Crazy Horse statue in South Dakota is worth $77 million, is not operated by the local Lakota people, and is considered a disgrace by many Lakota. Crazy Horse was known for his humility and never allowed his picture to be taken. newyorker.com/magazine/20…
Madonna's current manager, who also manages U2, has been working for her since the foundation of her entertainment company in 1992 when he was 19 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy…
The John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs and the Bill Gates Foundation proposed a mosquito emoji be created in order to raise awareness about them and to make it easier to communicate the dangers they pose. The emoji was approved in 2018. ccp.jhu.edu/2018/02/07/mo…
The long now foundation uses 5-digit years such as 01999 to promote long-term thinking longnow.org/about/
There was an independent Jewish kingdom between the years of 325 to 1627 in Ethiopia, 321 years before Israel's foundation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
Karl Marx attempted to understand the foundations of infinitesimal calculus, which are preserved in his manuscripts from around 1873–1883. Marx's operational definition of the differential anticipated 20th century developments in mathematics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
After 25 years of wondering about a strange dip in the floor beneath his couch, a man in Plymouth, England finally dug down into his home's foundation and found a medieval well 33 feet deep, along with an old sword hidden deep inside. aol.com/2012/08/30/colin-…
Lincoln Logs was based on the architecture of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. The toy was invented in 1916-1917. The foundation of the hotel was designed with interlocking beams which made it "earthquake proof." It was one of the few buildings left standing after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
During its original airing, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" featured sponsor plugs for the Foundation of Full Service Banks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
Jonas Salk, the virologist who developed the polio vaccine was an international hero but was disliked by the medical community. The director of National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis said at the time, "It's as if Salk had halitosis or committed a felony." youtube.com/watch?v=cym21…
In the 40's hundreds of Guatemalans were infected involuntarily with syphilis by Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and the Rockefeller Foundation. A court case is underway to this day on behalf of 444 victims resulting in 83 deaths. reuters.com/article/us-ma…
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offers $100,000 grants to people trying to make better condoms. cosmopolitan.com/sex-love…
Dennis Leary's foundation, the Fund for New York's Bravest, has distributed over $2 million to the families of the 343 firemen killed in the September 11 attacks in 2001 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Today I learned of 'The Comet', a sci-fi short story written in 1920 by American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois. It tells the story of a Black man and White woman who survive when the population of New York is obliterated. It is credited by many as the foundation for writers of Afrofuturism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Mike Rowe launched the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in 2008 to help close the skills gap by challenging the stigmas and stereotypes that discourage people from pursuing the millions of available jobs that don't require a college degree mikeroweworks.org/about/
Charles Henry Turner proved that insects can think. This research laid the foundation for the field of comparative psychology. psychology.okstate.edu/mu…
In 2014 the National Science Foundation surveyed 2,200 people in the United States and found that 25% of them think the sun orbits around the Earth and not the other way around. time.com/7809/1-in-4-amer…
Ringo Starr from The Beatles makes and sells paitings made in MS Paint, for about $2000 dollars a piece. His painting have been shown in several art galleries, and the profits from purchasing one of them goes to a charity called The Lotus Foundation theknow.denverpost.com/20…
Fines collected by the NFL do not go towards the organization itself, but to the league's foundation. Since 2009 about $4M in fines per year has gone to NFL Foundation. operations.nfl.com/footba…
The Mormon Church maintains a $100 billion investment fund meant for religious, education, and charitable purposes, exceeding the combined net worths of the world's largest university endowment (Harvard University) and the world's largest philanthropic foundation (Gates Foundation) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin…
Before 1762, there was no influential prescribed English grammar rules, but a desire within the middle class to teach their children to speak like the upperclass prompted Bishop Robert Lowth to publish the prescriptive grammar book which has been the foundation of current English grammar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The Nobel Prize in Economics it's not properly a "Nobel Prize", and it was established in 1968 by a donation from Sweden's central bank to the Nobel Foundation to commemorate the bank's 300th anniversary. nobelprize.org/prizes/fac…
Brad Pitt's foundation built 150 homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, many of which are rotting and structurally unsafe wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_I…
George Melendez Wright was the first biologist to do a survey of the National Parks fauna. He was also the first cheif of the NPS Wildlife Division were he sat the foundation for wildlife restoration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Nearly 40% of Americans expressed a negative opinion of "Wisian-Americans"β€”a fictitious groupβ€”in a survey about social attitudes that was conducted by the General Social Survey, a project of the National Science Foundation. tampabay.com/archive/1992…
Bill and Melinda Gates plan to leave $10 million each to their three kids as an inheritance out of his $80 billion fortune. He is set to give away approximately 99.96% of his wealth to charity and foundations. philanthropyroundtable.or…
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated $4M to help stop malaria in a plan to create genetically modified non-biting male mosquitoes released to mate with malaria-carrying wild females, giving birth to progeny that dies before reaching the human biting age. businessinsider.com/bill-…
14-yr-old Aidan Jackson seated 10,500 teddy bears in a rugby stadium to honor his friend Olivia Alice Walker who died at age 15 and to raise money for a Foundation in her name. He raised more funds by doing a swim equivalent to the English Channel over 3 months; the two had met at a swim club. liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/…
Marthe Richard, a French prostitute, was the 13th woman to hold a piloting license, a spy during WW1 and the legatee of Rockefeller Foundation's financial director. After WW2 she started politics. A law named after her outlawed prostitution in France and 1,400 brothels were closed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The only thing you can prove mathematically is that you can't prove anything at all, due to the axiomatic foundations of proof theory - as pointed out by Kurt GΓΆdel's incompleteness theorems. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C…
There is a Solar Library containing the Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, stored in a 5D optical data storage made of quartz, in the glovebox of the Cherry Red Tesla Roadster orbiting the Sun. The Arch library will orbit the Sun for at least 30 millions of years inside Elon's Tesla Roadster en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
The Unicode Consortium allows you to "adopt a character" as a way to support the foundation home.unicode.org/adopt-a-…
Daniel Stern (Marv from Home Alone) has done over 500 hours of charity work in a single year, started a foundation for teens in Malibu and is an artist of bronze sculptures looper.com/102654/real-re…
National Reconnaissance Office donated two Hubble-class telescopes to The National Science Foundation, because they were only gathering dust in a warehouse. NRO is the agency in charge of USA's spy satellities, the donation was prompted by the two telescopes becoming obsolete for spying. content.time.com/time/hea…
Lego used to bury its used molds in the concrete foundations of buildings to prevent them being reused. eandt.theiet.org/content/…
Today I learned about The Peterloo Massacre (Monday 16 August 1819, St Peter's Field, Manchester, Lancashire, England) . One of it's direct consequences was the foundation of the Manchester Guardian newspaper in 1821 ("The Guardian", in present days). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Before 1995, anyone who wanted a domain name could register it FREE OF CHARGE. That all changed when the National Science Foundation awarded tech consulting company Network Solutions the ability to charge for registration. Domain prices began at $100 for a two-year registration. mashable.com/2014/03/10/d…
During the 1960 campaign, Kennedy learned that a group of Kenyan students who had won scholarships to study at American universities didn't have enough funds to come. When Eisenhower refused to intervene, JFK arranged to have the Kennedy family foundation underwrite their travel jfklibrary.org/learn/abou…
The foundation stone of the Harmandir Sahib, aka Golden Temple, a pilgrimage place for the Sikh religion, was laid on request by Sai Mir Milan Mohammed, a Muslim Pir Of Lahore. wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden…
It is widely disputed that DJ Kool herc was the sole founding father of hip hop, many people attribute it's foundation to a DJ known as Mario the disco king who predated Kool herc's block parties with his own by three years hiphopgoldenage.com/forgo…
SNL’s Vanessa Bayer was so sick as a child that she and her family got sent to Hawaii by the Make-A-Wish Foundation refinery29.com/en-us/2016…
Chance the Rapper has donated several million dollars to the city of Chicago since 2017, starting with $1 million to the Chicago Public School Foundation. He has gained the support of many companies including the Chicago Bulls who donated $2.2 million to his new arts program, Social Works. abc7chicago.com/education…

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