Canadians can opt-out of receiving advertising mail entirely. canadapost.ca/web/en/kb/d…
Cancer patients who opt for alternative therapy die at twice the rate of those who stick with conventional cancer therapy. jamanetwork.com/journals/…
In Singapore, people who opt-out of donating their organs are put on a lower priority to receive an organ transplant than those who did not opt-out. singaporelegaladvice.com/…
Everyone is Iceland is automatically an organ donor unless they specifically opt out icelandreview.com/news/al…
There is a law in California that if you work for an employer that has more than 50 employees and provides subsidized parking you can opt out of your space for the cash equivalent. A 1992 study showed this cash equivilant ranged from $36/mo to $165/mo pre-tax. ww2.arb.ca.gov/resources/…
Organ donation is on an opt-out basis in Singapore. Citizens who opt-out have a lower priority of receiving an organ should they need one. gov.sg/factually/content/…
Helsinki, Finald, gives rough sleepers a stable and permanent home of their own as soon as possible. They can pay rent through state housing benefit and people can even opt to stay for the rest of their lives bbc.com/news/uk-england-4…
All Singaporeans over 21 years old are organ donors by default, allowing for the kidneys, heart, liver and corneas to be transplanted in the event of death from any cause. Individuals who do not wish to be donors must actively opt out, and few do: 97% of its citizens are organ donors. moh.gov.sg/policies-and-l…
During the murder of 1,500 Jews from JΓ³zefΓ³w, the commander of the German Reserve Police Battalion 101 allowed his subordinates to opt out of direct participation. Fewer than 12 men out of a battalion of 500 did so. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Royal Mail allow you to Opt Out of receiving junk mail [UK] personal.help.royalmail.c…
In 16th and 17th Century Denmark, merchant ship captains had to pay a toll based on the value of the goods on the ship. The value was declared by the captain. The Danish authorities could take the value based toll (1-2%) or opt to buy the cargo for the declared value. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Part of the reason the US Treasury doesn’t put the 2 dollar bill into wider circulation is because people opt to collect them, rather than actually spending them melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
Roasted crocodiles exist in the Philippines. Instead of the traditional roasted pig (β€œlechon” in the vernacular), Filipino families may opt to have roasted crocodile, sans the apple in its mouth, as the main course for their traditional dinner on Christmas Eve this year. coralfarms.com.ph/index.p…
In Austria and some other countries, an opt-out organ donation policy is adopted where your organs will be donated when you die unless you say otherwise. This has led to increases in organ donation. sparq.stanford.edu/soluti…
When faced with a terminal illness, medical professionals, who know the limits of modern medicine, often opt out of life-prolonging treatment theguardian.com/society/2…
Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. The government offer expectant mothers a maternity starter kit or a cash grant. 95% opt for the kit which includes a cardboard box that doubles as a crib. It has helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates. bbc.com/news/magazine-227…
Students at The Johns Hopkins University collaboratively decided to opt out of their final since the professor set his curve based on the highest score grading it as 100%. They chose to receive a score of zero making it the highest grade, thereby getting 100% insidehighered.com/news/2…
In the USA, your kid's name, address, DoB, place of birth, phone number, email, dates of attendance, extracurricular (i.e. specific time/location), etc. is all public information unless you SPECIFICALLY opt-out... www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/gu…
Pop stars like Justin Timberlake sing "may" instead of "me' because it gives the impression that their performance is more powerful that it actually is. The 2000s trend was an attempt to co-opt the signifiers of intensity without actually needing to use them. atlasobscura.com/articles…
In Sri Lanka bread is delivered fresh starting at 5:30AM, in special TukTuks playing Beethoven's FΓΌr Elise loudly. While FΓΌr Elise is the song of choice for choon paan sellers, it’s not used exclusively, and some opt for Christmas carols, It’s a Small World, or other equally ubiquitous tunes. sbs.com.au/food/article/2…
Today I learned about one of the rarest plays in (American) football: The "Fair Catch Kick". After a team calls a fair catch, they can opt to attempt a free kick from the spot of the catch to try for a field goal. Adapted from Rugby, only 24 recorded regular game attempts with 6 successes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
As an alternative to the "air puff" eye exam test, you can opt for fluorescent eye drops. medlineplus.gov/ency/arti…
In Texas, a parent of a public school student has to formally opt-out of allowing corporal punishment. This has to be in writing in advance, otherwise the school can legally hit the child with no recourse. weblaws.org/texas/laws/te…
Today I learned it's possible to opt your child out of common core standardized testing and teachers aren't allowed to tell you about it in some states. nysut.org/resources/all-l…
In Britain, an employer cannot give a subjective bad reference as they can be sued for libel or defamation of character. Any negative remarks must be defendable in a court of law, which is why employers will usually opt to say nothing instead. metro.co.uk/2015/05/11/th…
In the UK we don't have an opt out policy on Airport Body Scanners. Government legislation now says if you don't go through the scanner... you don't travel. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
Kryptonite has an opt-in offer to reimburse you with up to $5000 if your bike is stolen because their lock was compromised. This covers any Kryptonite lock in 29 countries, but excludes the Manhattan borough of New York City, which only the toughest locks (The "New York Series") cover. kryptonite.zendesk.com/hc…
For $160,000 you can opt to have a Breitling clock on the dash of your $230,000 Bentley SUV. bbc.com/autos/story/20151…
In the USA, 17 states have laws permitting students to opt out of dissecting animals in high school biology en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
People from Northern Ireland, part of the UK, may opt to compete with the Republic of Ireland during the Olympics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
That, unlike other professions in the USA, members of the Clergy can opt-out from Social Security, and 30% do. Many who opt-out from paying into the system have been let back in to collect benefits when they retire. nytimes.com/2006/10/11/bu…
Among a survey of select European countries, those with opt-out organ donor policies had a participation rate 6.4 times higher than those with opt-in policies, resulting in an estimated 16.3% more organs donated, and potentially lives saved. webs.wofford.edu/pechwj/D…
Telling people how private information will be used made no difference about how much they'd share, but they shared 1/3 more data when they had to opt out instead of opting in theconversation.com/defau…
In 1987 the California Public Utilities Commission required telephone companies to allow customers to opt out of adult 900 numbers, after a child racked up a $17,000 phone bill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Everyone 21 and up in Singapore is automatically made an organ donor under HOTA, provided you aren't mentally disordered. People have a chance to opt out of this, but people who haven't opted out are given a higher priority towards organ transplants versus people who have. liveon.sg/content/moh_liv…
The opt-repeated story of a wounded Sir Philip Sydney refusing an offer of water, passing the bottle to a dying trooper with the immortal words: "Thy necessity is yet greater than mine.", has its origins in a famous passage in Plutarch about Alexander the Great telegraph.co.uk/culture/4…
Facial recognition is so advanced, CCTV pictures are compared to online pics & accurately identify us. Based on our face, opt-in marketing can give real-time coupons because we walked into a participating restaurant. Government has laws that protect us, but in the US, corporations have none. youtube.com/watch?v=mnfWZ…
People who opt to exhibit their individuality through bumper stickers may take part in more acts of road rage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bum…
Comcast turns your cable modem into a public hotspot unless you opt-out wifi.comcast.com/faqs.htm…
Most US states historically excluded women from jury duty; some required they opt-in as late as the 70s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
The only thing in the US Constitution that cannot be changed by Amendment is that each state gets 2 Senators. The only way to change it is if the state opts out. constitutioncenter.org/co…
Virgin female jumping spiders prefer bigger, more dangerous male spiders for her first time; later in life they opt to mate with smaller, and safer males. livescience.com/4632-fema…
For 30 years Larry Flint has been giving every member of Congress a free subscription to Hustler, except the 20% that opt out. thehill.com/capital-livin…
One of the reasons for poor CCTV footage is that placing cameras in optimal locations make customers see them as 'too intrusive,' making stores opt for worse positions cbc.ca/amp/1.2542359
Treated Municipal Sewer Sludge (Biosolids) is used as fertilizer and saves American farmers who opt to use it as much as $100. per acre on fertilizer costs sludgenews.org/about/slud…
Sometimes tagging of NSFW / NSFL content is outsourced via Mechanical Turk for pennies per hit - and sometimes the workers don't even get the chance to opt out until after having seen the content... techrepublic.com/article/…
How to opt out of almost 70 different internet ad networks. (get rid of tracking cookies) networkadvertising.org/ma…
Today I learned about "regulation E" that requires you to opt in to getting overdrafted. The bank must now have your consent prior to overdrafting your account and causing subsequent overdraft fees. fdic.gov/regulations/laws…
Australians can opt to have their sex recorded as indeterminate on legal documents. bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia…
Dog owners can opt to have prosthetic testicular implants, called Neuticles, for their dog after a neuter to make their dog resemble an intact male en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neu…

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