The Uffington White Horse, a prehistoric hill figure in Oxfordshire, England, was covered over with turf and hedge trimmings during the Second World War so that Luftwaffe pilots could not use it for navigation during bombing raids. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
A hedge fund has 35 days to close out a "failure to deliver" on a short sale. sec.gov/investor/pubs/reg…
Jim Simons is the most successful hedge-fund manager in the history of modern finance averaging 66% annual returns (39% after fees). Also learned he is a very giving philanthropist contributing to education, technology research, and autism research. marketwatch.com/story/tur…
Today I learned about Avro Yeadon, which built nearly 700 Lancaster bombers in WW2. To avoid German bombing, an elaborate camouflaging operation took place, grass covering the roof and hedges made out of fabric to replicate the original field pattern. Dummy animals were moved daily to increase the camouflage on-magazine.co.uk/yorkshi…
Today I learned of the FBI investigation into SAC capital - a hedge fund accused of using insider information in the largest such fraud to date. npr.org/2017/02/07/513896…
Warren Buffet bet $2,222,278 that, over a ten-year period, the S&P 500 will outperform a portfolio of funds of hedge funds when performance is measured on a basis net of fees, costs and expenses. He won. longbets.org/362/
, that the British Once Built a 1,100-Mile Hedge Through the Middle of India, a barrier meant to enforce taxes. atlasobscura.com/articles…
A US-based hedge fund seized an Argentine Navy ship as partial repayment for the over $1 billion debt owed to it by the Argentine government npr.org/sections/money/20…
A billionaire hedge fund manager once paid Kenny Rogers $4 Million to sing The Gambler over and over a dozen times at his birthday party. huffpost.com/entry/galleo…
After Ringo Starr publically claimed that he missed nothing about Liverpool, a hedge statue of Ringo in Liverpool got its head chopped off. uncut.co.uk/news/ringo-be…
A previously unnamed aurora-like phenomenon was named "Steve" by a Facebook group of amateur aurora-watchers, after a scene in the 2006 Dreamworks film Over The Hedge in which one of the characters, not knowing what a hedge is, exclaims "Let's call it 'Steve!'" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Warren Buffett won a $1 million dollar bet against a hedge fund, he bet that a simple index fund (S&P 500) would outperform a collection of hedge funds over the course of 10 years. He donated the money to charity. fortune.com/2017/12/30/wa…
In 2016, Wall St hedge funds uncovered a scandal in the Georgia Chicken Index, and may have uncovered price fixing by Big Chicken npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones was the subject of a 1987 PBS documentary called "Trader" and wants to hide it from the public so much that he buys every copy that becomes available and tries to block it from being aired on the internet businessinsider.com/why-p…
The the Uffington White Horse, a famous British landmark, was covered with turf and hedge trimmings during WWII to prevent Luftwaffe pilots using it for navigation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uff…
The British government built a 1,100 mile long Great Hedge of India to enforce a salt tax in Northern India but failed horribly since people started throwing salt over the hedge atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned of STEVE, an atmospheric phenomenon investigated and named by a group of aurora watchers in Alberta, Canada. A group member suggested the name in reference to the movie Over The Hedge, later given the backronym "Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement" by the American Geophysical Union. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The British planted an 1100 mile hedge through the center of India in the 1800s to enforce salt tariffs. Each mile required 250 tons of thornybrush and other organic material to create, and patrols carried as much as 100,000 tons of material per year for repairs. getpocket.com/explore/ite…
During WW2, a 360 ft long prehistoric chalk horse figure on a hill in Britain, was covered over with turf and hedge trimmings so that German pilots could not use it for navigation during bombing raids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uff…
Businesses like investment banks, insurance, hedge fund and money market fund companies are referred to as Shadow Banking en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
A Billionaire hedge fund founder payed 800 New York teachers an extra $15,000 due to poor teacher salaries businessinsider.com/jim-s…
One of the richest hedge fund managers in the world bought his old boss’s house for $40m and tore it down for revenge townandcountrymag.com/soc…
The world’s tallest and longest hedge is in Scotland - the Meikleour Beech Hedge, planted in 1745 visitscotland.com/info/to…
Soviet spy Klaus Fuchs requested contact with his handlers by throwing a soft porn magazine over a specific garden hedge in London. telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
George Soros used a loophole to defer paying taxes and instead reinvest his money. Following this rule, after 40 years a Hedge Fund manager could amass $15.9B as opposed to $2.4B (amount if taxes were paid when the money was earned). bloomberg.com/news/articl…
During World War II and into the Cold War, a supply of processed morphine and opium was kept in Fort Knox as a hedge against the US being isolated from the sources of raw opium. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Warren Buffett made a bet for charity that Over a ten-year period, the S&P 500 will outperform a portfolio of funds of hedge funds, when performance is measured on a basis net of fees, costs and expenses. He won $2Million longbets.org/362/
The British planted a 'Great Hedge' across India in the 1800s consisting of thorny shrubs and trees. It was built to prevent salt smuggling and the avoidance of salt taxes, and totaled over 2,500 miles (4,000 km) in length at one point. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inl…
The most valuable record ever sold is Wu-Tang Clan's *Once Upon A Time in Shaolin*, of which only one was produced. It was purchased for 2 Million Dollars by infamous hedge fund manager, Martin Shkreli. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Aurora enthusiasts in Alberta discovered a previously undocumented ribbon of light in the sky similar to the aurora borealis. They named it 'Steve' in tribute to the animated film "Over the Hedge," in woodland creatures name an unknown object "Steve" to make it appear less frightening. mnn.com/earth-matters/spa…
The highest paid hedge fund manager made $3 billion last year. That's just under $1.5 million dollars an hour. forbes.com/sites/nathanva…
The British built a 1,100-mile hedge through the middle of India. With parts 12 feet tall and 14 feet across, the hedge was constructed along part of the Inland Customs Line, a barrier that the British created to impose a high salt tax on people living on the relatively saltless side of the line atlasobscura.com/articles…
The clippings of this 300-year-old hedge in Cirencester are used to make a chemotherapy drug to treat breast, lung, head and neck, prostate and stomach cancers independent.co.uk/life-st…
Today I learned of an astrological phenomena called 'Steve', named after the 2006 movie Over the Hedge, in which characters in the movie chose that name for something unknown en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
A bunch of guys working a hedge fund out of their garage turned $110000 of dad's money into $120 million by successfully predicting the 2008 market crash en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Germany does not extradite German citizens which is why Florian Homm, a hedge fund manager who the US sentenced to 225 years in jail for ripping off his investors for hundreds of millions of dollars, is currently living in self-imposed exile in Germany to avoid extradition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
After starting his first hedge fund in 2006, 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli lost a $2.3m lawsuit to Lehman Brothers. Lehman Brothers collapsed before they could collect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs CIO and hedge fund manager, has produced 45 films to date, including The LEGO Batman Movie, Edge of Tomorrow, The Accountant, and Mad Max: Fury Road. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Today I learned of Herbert Hedges, a semi-retired Nike employee that the company calls upon to testify in cases involving its sneakers. Hedges played a role in identifying Aaron Hernandez's Air Jordan 11s during his murder trial. kicksonfire.com/this-man-…
The British Once Built a 1,100-Mile 12*14 feet Hedge Through the Middle of India to impose a high salt tax on the people living on one side of the line atlasobscura.com/articles…
Apple controls 'the world's biggest hedge fund' called Braeburn Capital. It manages over 100 billion and helps the company avoid tax en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
On the 20th March 1966, four months before the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England, the trophy was stolen during a public exhibition at Westminster Central Hall. It was found seven days later wrapped in newspaper at the bottom of a suburban garden hedge in South London by a dog named Pickles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIF…
Zero Hedge was founded by a Bulgarian hedge fund analyst. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zer…
There was an 18th-century British politician who possessed a fortune of around Β£28m in modern money, but was so miserly that he feared birds were stealing his hay and wore a discarded beggar's wig he found in a hedge. He himself was often mistaken for a beggar due to his ragged clothes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Hedge funds are unregulated by the SEC and only "accredited" investors are allowed to invest in them. barclayhedge.com/research…
From 1998-2010, hedge funds earned $379 billion in fees, while the investors in them earned $70 billion in gains. forbes.com/sites/greggfis…
Before the invention of synthetic painkillers, a supply of processed morphine and opium was kept in the Fort Knox Gold Depository as a hedge against the US being isolated from the sources of raw opium during WWII and into the Cold War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Today I learned of the worlds longest and tallest hedge, reaching 30 metres in height and 530 metres in length. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mei…
There was a 4000 km impassable hedge built by the British to cut India in two, and intended to stop salt smugglers. Almost nothing is left of it today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inl…
Argetina sold its national debt to a hedge fund. When they refused to pay back, the hedge fund seized one of its boats in Ghana. npr.org/sections/money/20…

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