When filming the TV series "The Mandalorian" in 2019, the crew ran out of Stormtrooper costumes, so they reached out to the local branch of a Star Wars fan organisation, whose members came to join the filming in their own home-made Stormtrooper costumes cbr.com/the-mandalorian-5…
The founder of the Boy Scouts met with senior Hitler Youth officials, who wanted the two organisations to forge closer ties. In the late 1930s, parties of Hitler Youth came to Britain on "peace and friendship" cycling tours, while Boy Scouts went to Germany to spend time with the Hitler Youth sundaypost.com/fp/creator…
The the phase "No Animals Were Harmed" is a register trademark of an animal rights organisation in the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
George Thompson, 26-year-old British engineer with no military experience, delivered Paraguay's greatest victory in the War of the Triple Alliance through brilliant organisation and defensive designs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
About the chilli pepper institute, the only non-profit organisation dedicated to chilli plants. They monitor their harvest, breed and cultivate chilli peppers cpi.nmsu.edu
Today I learned of The Real Junk Food Project: an organisation that uses food that would otherwise have been discarded from supermarkets, restaurants, and other independent food suppliers to produce meals that are sold on a pay what you want basis en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of the Association of German National Jews, a Jewish organisation that supported Hitler and the Nazi party until it was declared illegal, dissolved and their founder imprisoned in one of the earliest concentration camps. buzzflash.com/articles/ye…
There is an organisation responsible for maintaining global time standards, and they occasionally apply a "leap second" to Universal Standard Time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
The 10 most obese countries in the world are all located in Oceania according to data collected during a World Health Organisation study in 2016 about the prevalence of obesity among adults. Nauru is the most obese. factsinstitute.com/rankin…
When world champion boxer Joe Louis voluntarily joined the U.S. Army in 1942 he was asked about his decision to enter the (then) racially segregated organisation, he replied: "Lots of things wrong with America, but Hitler ain't going to fix them." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
Animal rescue organisations in the US are placing "unadoptable" cats with businesses as natural pest control. In many cases, this positive socialization leads to the cats becoming affectionate permanent employees of the companies. cats.club/unadoptable-she…
Under NACO(National AIDS control organisation) of india,they are providing free needles to drug abusers in order to avoid the needle sharing and subsequent risk of HIV transmission. naco.gov.in
Today I learned of the systematic destruction of the Armenian cemetery at Julfa. In response to charges from Armenia and various international organisations and despite overwhelming evidence of their involvement, the Azerbaijani government insisted that the cemetery and the monuments within had never existed. theguardian.com/artanddes…
When the Australian crash test organisation ANCAP tested the 1st generation Kia Sportage, not only did the vehicle structure collapse, but there also was a seatbelt failure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kia…
Volkswagen was funded by the Nazi trades union organisation. (Deutsche Arbeitsfront) bbc.co.uk/news/business-3…
The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) changed its name to World Taekwondo because of the "negative connotations" associated with its initials. The organisation had used the previous name since it was established in 1973. bbc.com/sport/taekwondo/4…
In the UK it is illegal under the Plant Variety and Seeds Act 1964 (with many amendments) for an individual or organisation to give, trade or sell seed of an older variety of wheat (or any other agricultural crop) to a third party for growing purposes, subject to a significant fine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
Today I learned about Church of Kopimism where information is holy and copying is a sacrament. Information holds a value, in itself and in what it contains and the value multiplies through copying. Therefore copying is central for the organisation and its members. bbc.com/news/technology-1…
In 1945, at the United Nations Conference on International Organisation, the USSR requested that all 15 Soviet Republics be made members of the UN to better represent the people of the east. The US countered this by requesting that all 50 US states be made members of the UN. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Today I learned about the targeted individual community. A group of people who believe they are being targeted by different organisations for different reasons. targeted-individuals.co.u…
Plans for Queen Elizabeth II's death and funeral have been prepared by British government and media organisations since the 1960s and is updated several times each year. wikipedia.org/wiki/Operat…
Adidas has a clause in its contract that says they could terminate the deal if the player β€˜belonged to any organisation or association which represents the principles of L. Ron Hubbard (i.e Scientology) metro.co.uk/2014/02/10/ad…
Today I learned of MI9; Setup by the British Government during WWII that would disguise and send escape equipment to British POWs in the form of charitable aid. They would also assist resistance fighters in Europe through aid organisations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MI9
Today I learned of the Stalin note. A document delivered to the Allied powers from the Soviet Occupation in Germany on March 10, 1952. Joseph Stalin proposed a reunification of Germany with no conditions on economic policies and with guarantees for free activity of democratic parties and organisation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
The Essex village of Ugley is one of the many places in the UK with amusing or strange names. The village's branch of a long established women's organisation used to be called the Ugley Women's Institute but changed its name after many years of jibes. spectator.co.uk/2017/02/t…
There is an organisation that believes in voluntary human extinction to solve the worlds problems. vhemt.org/
Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners was an organisation formed during the British Miners' Strike in 1984 to raise money for families on strike, and is seen as an important turning point in attitudes towards LGBT people in Britain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les…
Today I learned of the To The Stars Academy, an organisation led by Blink-182’s founder and dedicated β€œto advance society’s understanding of scientific phenomena and its technological implications” (as well as research UFOs) dpo.tothestarsacademy.com…
ETS, a "non-profit" organisation, has a monopoly over graduate testing, pays its CEO more than a million dollars a year, has 36 Senior VPs or VPs earning $400,000+ a year, made $7,000,000 in profits in 2009, and maintains a 360 acre campus with swimming pools, heliports and hotels. paisano-online.com/the-bi…
That 10 out of 53 billionaires who started their career in an organisation which was not their own started in a sales position. aaronwallis.co.uk/what-ma…
Around half of all clinical trials by drug companies go unpublished. Which leads to overestimation of drug efficiency and an underestimation of dangers. And that a movement called AllTrials, which is supported by hundreds of organisations, has been fighting for all trials to be released. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
Orlando hospitals didn’t charge the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting for their treatment. Local hospitals announced they would write off about $5.5 million in medical bills in response to overwhelming support by many organisations, individuals and charities. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
Today I learned of the British Roundabout Appreciation Society, an organisation devoted to... appreciating roundabouts and acknowledging the fact that they're superior to "fascist, robotic traffic lights" roundaboutsofbritain.com/…
9 of the World Health Organisation’s top 10 most polluted cities in the world are situated in India. The other is the city of Bamenda in Cameroon. cnbc.com/2018/05/03/here-…
By 2020, the United Nation's World Tourism Organisation estimates only 7% of the world will travel internationally. theguardian.com/travel/20…
Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company, a large Australian and New Zealand company that produces breakfast and cereal products such as Weet-Bix and Up & Go, are exempt from paying taxes on their profits due to their ownership by a religious organisation, the Seventh-day Adventist Church. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
In the UK any household watching/recording television transmissions is required to hold a television licence. A range of organisations are also required to hold licences. Licence evaders are liable for prosecution and a fine of up to Β£1,000 in the UK. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
Australia has β€˜internment’ camps during World War 2 (and WW1) in which almost 7000 People of Italian, German and Japanese origin were detained in some of the remotest parts of Australia in including 1500 British National of German descent or part of radical nationalist organisations. naa.gov.au/collection/sna…
In 1946, a group of Russian children from the Vladimir Lenin All-Union Pioneer Organisation presented a carved wooden replica of the Great Seal of the United States to Averell Harriman, the U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union. It was bugged! The Soviets Spied on the U.S. for 7 Years. atlasobscura.com/articles…
An organisation is helping fight sex trafficking using bars of soap by placing a hotline on the back of packaged soap in hotels or prominent sex trafficking areas/events traffickfree.com/soap/
In 2007, British comedian Bob Monkhouse appeared in a TV commercial for a Prostate cancer research organisation. They used a body double, a voice-over artist and computer technology to produce the advert. Monkhouse had died of Prostate cancer in 2003. theinspirationroom.com/da…
Today I learned of The English Spelling Society, an organisation dedicated to the reform of English spelling toward both standardising and simplifying it. They suggest we should all have had "enuff" of the discrepancies and "shud" embrace change. spellingsociety.org
The National Council of Women of Australia (NWA) was first affiliated with the International Council of Women in 1896 and later founded in 1931. It is non-party political, non-sectarian, volunteer organisation and open to all women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
All the royalties made from Hitler's Mein Kampf since 1979 have been donated to "organisations that promote diversity and cross-cultural understanding". mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations published an Edible Insects report in 2013, stating mopane worms have been a source of nutrition in Southern Africa for as long as people can remember tfpd.co.za/experiences/mo…
In 1965, The World Health Organisation stopped calling Down Syndrome "mongoloids" due to a delegate from Mongolia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Today I learned of the IUSN foundation, a nonprofit organisation that uses sales of the .nu domain to fund free internet access for the people of the island of Niue. The .nu domain is especially popular in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium as "nu" is Swedish, Danish and Dutch for "now". iusn.org/
There is an organisation called Pipedown which is committed to taking intrusive piped music (muzak) out of our lives in supermarkets, hospitals, airports etc. , and has had a string of successes. theguardian.com/business/…
Famous American poet Allen Ginsberg was associated with NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) - famous pedophile advocacy organisation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
"Donaldism" is the name for Disney fandom particularly focused on comics and cartoons. The the Germans call their society: "D.O.N.A.L.D." ("Deutsche Organisation nichtkommerzieller AnhΓ€nger des lauteren Donaldismus" or the German Organization of Non-commercial Devotees of Pure Donaldism) donald.org/

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