There is no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person, or an organization must accept currency or coins as payment for goods or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether to accept cash unless there is a state law which says otherwise. federalreserve.gov/faqs/c…
Jiddu Krishnamurti was revered as a prophet from childhood, but during a ceremony meant to establish his messianic status to the world he shocked his followers by renouncing his "coming", dissolving their organization, repudiating organized religion, and denouncing the concept of saviors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ord…
Guinness World Records accepts payments (ranging from $12,000 to $500,000) from individuals, organizations and governments to either find a record that they could break or to create an entirely new record category en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
In the 1990s, a Russian mafia and Italian mafia organization participated in a literal money-laundering scheme, washing and bleaching the ink out of US$1 bills and reprinting them as $100s, for use in the post-Soviet bloc countries, where the bills might avoid detection as counterfeits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus…
Geneva, the city which hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world, does not have any sister relationships with other cities, declaring itself related to the entire world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Today I learned about The Human Library, an international organization/movement started in 2000 and active in more than 80 countries where, instead of books you 'borrow' people. People with interesting and unique life stories volunteer to be the 'books' and share their experience and answer questions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There was an Anti-Mask League, an organization formed to protest the requirement for people in San Francisco to wear masks during the 1918 influenza pandemic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Today I learned about APOPO - an organization that researches and trains rats to detect land mines and tuberculosis. These rats save lives! apopo.org/en/what-we-do
Alf's Imperial Army, a New Zealand organization devoted to "pacifist warfare". Members gather to battle using strictly non-harmful weapons, such as newspaper swords and cardboard shields. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
Today I learned about the idea of the Good Country Index: to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and other international organizations. This has been active since 2014 goodcountry.org/index/res…
The YMCA sued the Village People over their "YMCA" song for trademark infringement, but the two sides settled out of court and the YMCA later expressed pride towards the band for their song as a salute their organization mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The World Health Organization identified homosexuality as a mental illness through 1992 dw.com/en/germanys-gay-so…
Africa has an Interpol-like organization called Afripol afripol.africa-union.org/
Today I learned about Skateistan, an organization in Afghanistan dedicated to young people's education and skating. 50 percent of the children skating are girls because Afghanistan culture views it as a toy rather than a sport. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ska…
β€” World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes "occupational burnout" as a syndrome resulting from chronic work-related stress, but does not classify it as a medical condition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occ…
Indo-Canadian organized crime groups (of Indian origin) are the third major homegrown organized crime problem in Canada, next to outlaw motorcycle clubs and Native American criminal organizations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
The Pinkerton Detective Agency, once the largest private law enforcement organization in the World ,famous for their Hunting of Outlaws and Strikebreaking, still exists and operates today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Almost nothing is known of the social organization or religious beliefs of the people who erected tens of thousands of menhirs (large upright stones) across Europe, Asia and Africa. There is not even any trace of these people's language. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men…
The military unit Division was first used during the French Revolution Wars. Before, the top permanent unit was the regiment and the general staff had to issue separate orders to each regiment - Military Organization -The History of Division 1 - The Age of Gunpowder dailymotion.com/video/x73…
The European Organization for Nuclear Research has animal shelter for computer mice. vice.com/en_us/article/nz…
Linus Pauling is the only person to have been awarded 2 unshared Nobel Prizes, Marie Curie is the only woman to receive 2 Nobels and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been honoured by a Nobel Peace Prize three times. The ICRC is the only organization/person with 3 awards. nobelprize.org/prizes/fac…
Today I learned of an organization in Belgium training giant rats (nicknamed "HeroRATs") to sniff out landmines in countries where explosive remnants of war pose a large threat to communities. The rats are extremely effective, outperforming both metal detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs. boredpanda.com/hero-rats-…
The CIA funded Various African Civil Society Organizations (Such as the American Society of African Culture) to counter communism within the African Diaspora. link.springer.com/chapter…
The former Bloods and Crips gang leaders made peace with each other and started an organization to promote peace in their communities. They’re now training former gang members and community leaders to help younger generations. freethink.com/shows/catal…
Toots & the Maytals made an unsuccessful attempt to get in the Guinness Book by recording, pressing and distributing a new album in 24hrs. Despite the fact that they managed, they did not get the record because nobody had notified Guinness book organization prior to the event. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
The Chamber of Commerce is not a government agency. Instead, it is "the world’s largest business organization" uschamber.com/about/about…
The first regiments, i.e. military units named as such with a relatively modern organization, started to be formed in the 16th century by private contractors with kings and other state entities. We still have examples of the contracts that were signed for this purpose. dailymotion.com/video/x72…
People scoring in traits associated with the "Dark Triad" are more likely to commit crimes, cause social distress, and create severe problems for an organization, especially if they are in leadership positions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
The telephone numbers in the range 555-0100 through 555-0199 are specifically reserved for fictional use. This is done in order to prevent practical jokers and curious callers from bothering telephone subscribers and organizations by calling telephone numbers they see in works of fiction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555…
After replacing River Phoenix (untimely death) for the role of Daniel Malloy in the movie Interview with a Vampire, Christian Slater donated his entire salary to Phoenix's favorite charitable organizations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Hitler himself disliked the blackletter typeface that many Nazi organizations still use today. The typographical dispute between the Fraktur typeface and the more legible typeface Antiqua came to an end in 1941 Nazi Germany with an edict from Martin Bormann, which forbade blackletter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
The publication of a global study on cocaine use by the World Health Organization was banned in 1995. Excerpts from the study conflicted with accepted views such as "occasional cocaine use does not typically lead to severe or even minor physical or social problems" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
Any organization can issue certificates with CPDs or Continuing Professional Education. How valuable the training is does not matter. commodious.co.uk/knowledg…
Today I learned about the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI, a small group that broke into an FBI field office and stole documents that revealed the FBI’s spying on and infiltration of left-wing organizations across the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cit…
The Star Fleet logo (from Star Trek) is based off the delta symbol. The symbol was first used as early as 1942 by the U.S. Army Air Forces and was used in early Air Force space organization emblems dating back to 1961. spacenews.com/u-s-space-f…
Despite working with an annual budget of only CAD 67M (US $48M), the National Film Board of Canada is among the most highly awarded film studios in the world. It produced over 3000 films, won over 5000 awards & has been nominated for 74 Oscars, more than any film organization outside Hollywood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
The Walter Reade Organization mistakenly omitting the logo Β© when renaming George A. Romero's originally titled "Night of the Flesh Eaters" made Night of the Living Dead public domain. Thus, we'll never know how much the film made worldwide from all its unapproved showings, copies and sales. indiefilmhustle.com/night…
Scientists from the World Meteorological Organization developed six lists of twenty-one (21) names for tropical storms and hurricanes that rotate each year. Each letter of the alphabet has a name for a storm except Q, U, X, Y, and Z. Right now, we are on letter C, Cristobal. farmersalmanac.com/hurric…
Lobert is the founder of Hookers for Jesus, an international, Christian faith-based nonprofit organization that addresses prostitution, sex trafficking, and sexual violence and exploitation. In 2008, a safe house program was established in the Las Vegas area for victims. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
(TOR is a free browser that allows anyone to browse the internet anonymously, first developed in the 90's by a US Naval Research Laboratory employee, 80% of $2 million annual budget comes from US government, Swedish government, other organizations & 20,000 personal donation from people like you torproject.org/
There is an optical phenomena called Halo that's basically a colorful ring around things like the sun and the moon, and it's caused for an specifically type of cloud with a certain organization of its particles britannica.com/science/ha…
The Crips main founder was appalled to find his organization escalating from fist-fights of his era to gun fights, and hoped to build a truce with the Bloods before distancing himself and ultimately dying in a drive-by. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray…
Fred Phelps was excommunicated from Westboro Baptist Church before his death for having a change of heart about his religious beliefs and acknowledging the "Equality House," a local LGBT support organization, as "good people." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Malcolm X said that white people could not join his black nationalist Organization of Afro-American Unity, but "if John Brown were still alive, we might accept him." Brown was a famous abolitionist convicted and hanged for treason after attempting to lead a slave rebellion in 1859. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The Atomium is a world famous monument in Belgium thats image was so tightly controlled, that until 2015 organizations posting photographs of it online were being threatened with legal action for simply publishing photos. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ato…
Today I learned about Wikitongues, a non-profit organization attempting to document all 6000+ existing spoken languages. To date they have hundreds of recorded conversations and add new videos to their archive every week. voanews.com/arts-culture/…
There exists a non profit organization whose sole mission is to assure the six Apollo lunar landing sites are preserved and protected for posterity by having them included on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage List airandspacelaw.olemiss.ed…
Today I learned about the Young Pioneers, a mass youth organization of the Soviet Union for children of age 9–15 that existed between 1922 and 1991. In line with the Soviet doctrine of state atheism, "every Pioneer would set up an atheist's corner at home with anti-religious pictures, poems, and sayings" armeniacamp.younglife.org…
In 2008 Foo Fighters held a Charity concert for the HIV-denialist group "Alive&Well". In private footage Grohl is seen with founder of the organization Christine Maggiore and Shiflett speaking in support of the Organization. Maggiore died in 2008 of suspected AIDS-related pneumonia. youtube.com/watch?v=XCFPw…
The World Health Organization offered paid internships for the first time in 2018 to boost access for those applying from developing countries. About 1,200 interns are accepted each year yet fewer than one in four of those chosen are from low-income countries bbc.com/news/world-456057…
Companies can be affected by the names of other organizations and it is called Damaging Doppelgangers. marketingland.com/brand-n…
Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences couldn't legally attend college, so she did it illegally, going to what was known as the 'Flying University', a secret organization. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
During one of the Graham Bond Organization concerts drummer Ginger Baker attacked his bandmate, bassist Jack Bruce, with a knife. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gin…
In the early 1920s, the KKK was very active in Chicago with 50,000 members in the city, the largest of any metropolitan area in the U.S. The group was driven from the city in 1925, when a Catholic organization, American Unity League, printed names, addresses, and occupations of Chicago Klansmen. encyclopedia.chicagohisto…
In 2009 Nine women were rescued from what they thought was a Big Brother reality show house but turned out to be a criminal organization. theguardian.com/world/200…
Today I learned about Nikolai Pavlenko, a Soviet forger who ran a real but unauthorized construction organization in USSR. Since it was more efficient than the state ones, he was charged with undermining USSR by running an efficient organization. iq.hse.ru/en/news/3062496…
The Nazi SS organization included volunteers from many ethnicity from Albania, Hungary, India, Sweden, the UK, etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waf…
A catholic altar boy born in Boston dropped out of school, came to Jamaica and then join an Ethiopian Zion Church which he further transformed into an international drug network. The organization was later indicted in Florida for smuggling over 100 tons of marijuana. druglibrary.net/olsen/RAS…
Today I learned about "Nakam" an organization of 50 holocaust survivors who plotted to kill 6 million Germans as revenge for the holocaust. They were able to poison 3,000 loaves of bread eaten by Nazi POW's in an American camp, sickening 2000 prisoners. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nak…
More than 5,000 babies across the United States were abducted by a supposedly charitable organization between 1924 and 1950. The group targeted poor Southern families and developed a black market for white babies. nypost.com/2017/06/17/thi…
All 50 of the Fortune 50 are already using Artificial Intelligence at their Organizations. manceps.com/ai-examples
Before the persecution of the Jews became an active Nazi policy in 1933, there was a German Jewish organization that supported Adolf Hitler in the early years of Nazi Germany. Their goals were: assimilation of Jews, self-eradication of Jewish identity, and expulsion of Jews from Eastern Europe. wikipedia.org/wiki/Associ…
Nova Roma is an international Roman revivalist and reconstructionist organization, later incorporated as a non-profit organization with an educational and religious mission. It claims to promote "the restoration of classical Roman religion, culture, and virtues" and "shared Roman ideals". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nov…
There's a legal difference between a non-profit organization and not-for-profit organization in the US. For example, The income that nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations generate is used differently. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non…
Today I learned of a gene named 'mothers against decapentaplegic', parodying 'Mothers Against X'-type organizations en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
The Barbie Liberation Organization swapped the voice boxes in ~400 talking G.I. Joes and talking Barbies, then returned them to stores. Kids bought them and heard Barbie say "Vengeance is mine!" and G.I. Joe say "I love shopping!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Today I learned of Jennifer Jones the first black Rockette, who joined the company in 1987. Previously the Rockettes refused to allow any dancers of color into their organization because it would ''distract'' from ''the look of precision.'' nytimes.com/2018/11/30/ny…
Today I learned about the National Odd Shoe Exchange, a nonprofit organization for people with different sized feet or only one foot to donate and receive shoes for their specific needs. oddshoe.org
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization livestock production accounts for 70 percent of all agricultural land and 30 percent of the land surface of the planet. news.un.org/en/story/2006…
Eleanor Roosevelt held weekly press conferences and allowed female journalists to attend, forcing many news organizations to hire their first female reporters womenshistory.org/article…
In 1978 and 1979 Grenada requested the U.N. to establish an organization to study UFOs. ask.un.org/faq/22686
There is an entire organization that is dedicated to the classification and cataloging of bread closures. horg.com/horg/
After the 2000 summer Paralympic Games, Spain had their gold medals in basketball stripped after finding that 10 out of 12 players weren't actually disabled. Spoiler: an undercover journalist playing for the team exposed the organization. thesmartset.com/article08…
Playboy Hugh Hefner's young son, Cooper, teaches a course called "New Landscape of Media" at Chapman University. Hefner is also on the Board of Directors for Children Of The Night, an organization that has been dedicated to fighting human trafficking and child prostitution blogs.chapman.edu/dodge/a…
In 1987 a jury awarded Michael Donald's mother $7 million in damages against the United Klans of America after 4 members lynched her son in '81 & this settlement bankrupted the organization. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
The IBJJF (the organization whose ruleset is used in a large portion of the world's Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu competitions) allows women to wear a headpiece during their fights, presumably to accommodate for those that wish to wear a hijab or similar religious garment. ibjjf.com
Today I learned that the dark web browsers are non profit organizations that were started by the government. Their mission is to stop the things they’re most known for providing access to. donate.torproject.org/don…
2 students were arrested and sentenced to 7 years in prison, in Portugal for "raising a toast to freedom" in 1960. The news of this inspired British lawyer Peter Benenson to lay down the foundation for one of the largest human rights organizations in the world, the Amnesty International. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amn…
The actors playing the rebel soldiers on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back, were all members of the Norwegian Red Cross. For their participation in the film, George Lucas made a large donation to the organization briff.me/2015/10/27/star-…
Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first confirmed climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, later established a charity organization called the "Himalayan Trust". It is designed to help the Sherpa people living in Nepal. himalayan-foundation.org/…
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore started an Organization called Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children with the goal of designing software to help save children from human sex trafficking. Since then, it has already helped law enforcement identify thousands of victims of human sex trafficking. msn.com/en-us/news/missin…
Nova Roma is an international Roman revivalist and reconstructionist organization, later incorporated as a non-profit organization with an educational and religious mission. It claims to promote "the restoration of classical Roman religion, culture, and virtues" and "shared Roman ideals". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nov…
Today I learned of the "Running of the Interns", in which interns of news organizations run up to a quarter-mile to deliver a paper copy of the US Supreme Court's opinion on major cases, as recording devices are not permitted within the building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run…
Leah Remini was raised as a member of the Church of Scientology from childhood. She publicly broke from the organization in 2013 and has been an outspoken critic since. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
Speedy Gonzales cartoons were banned for a short while by Cartoon Network, due to perceived racial insensitivity. They were brought back the airwaves after fan campaigns, and the Hispanic-American rights organization League of United Latin American Citizens called Speedy a cultural icon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
Today I learned about Mr. Big, a police technique where a suspect is lured into a fake criminal gang they are persuaded to divulge information about their criminal history as a prerequisite for being accepted as a full member of the organization. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
The international relief organization World Vision announced that 15% of the population of North Korea died/was dying of dying of starvation and famine-related diseases on 9/14/1997. nytimes.com/1997/09/15/wo…
In the 1940s the Superman Radio Show had Superman fight their version of the KKK using real information about the Klan. This was a crippling blow to the organization, causing recruitment to drastically decrease. In response the KKK ordered a boycott of the Radio Show’s sponsor, Kellogg. winewithcheetos.com/2017/…
In an effort to increase recognition abroad as well as prevent smirks, giggles, or shocked stares from English speakers, more Japanese businesses and private organizations are dropping the regional name β€œKinki” from their titles and replacing it with β€œKansai.” japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
Today I learned about The Phoebus Cartel - A secret organization which intentionally shortened the lifespan of light bulbs to force consumers to buy bulbs more often. spectrum.ieee.org/tech-hi…
In 1985 Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a residential house belonging to MOVE organization. npr.org/sections/codeswit…
Richard Nixon's administration had a master list of all of the president's main opponents among both people and organizations. Hunter S. Thompson felt disappointed not to have been on it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
The architecture of a Convolutional Neural Network is analogous to that of the connectivity pattern of Neurons in the Human Brain and was inspired by the organization of the Visual Cortex towardsdatascience.com/a-…
Wallace D. Fard, who founded The Nation of Islam, retired, handed over the organization to his successor and disappeared without a trace. The FBI still doesn't know his true identity or where he went. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
Marketing has promulgated the idea that coconut oil is a healthy food. In fact, studies have found that coconut oil consumption has health effects similar to those of other unhealthy fats, including butter, beef fat, and palm oil, and many health organizations advise against its consumption. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
The USSR backed the Socialist Reich Party, a nazi organization formed after World War 2, but never financed the original Communist Party of Germany, who they saw as ineffective. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Today I learned of Charles Bliss, who invented Blissymbols- a universal written language. It was a total flop, until in 1965 he discovered it was being used to communicate with kids with cerebral palsy. He promptly sued the small organization using it because they had made changes to aid in communication. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
In 1917 you could order a belt-fed machine gun from a Sears catalog: "Machine guns are used largely by police organizations, home guards and municipalities in case of riots." gutenberg.org/files/54213…
European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group(EuSpRiG) estimates that >90% of spreadsheets have errors and attempt to introduce organizations to processess that help reduce errors and risks associated with using spreadsheets eusprig.org/index.htm
Volkswagan was originally operated by the German Labour Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront), a Nazi organization. britannica.com/topic/Volk…

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