Mexico passed a law that requires food packages to display large black octagonal "warnings" if the product is high in sugar, sodium, calories, or unhealthy fats. mexiconewsdaily.com/news/…
Today I learned that a cast member on the TV show Survivor found a package of cocaine that had washed up on his camps shore ew.com/tv/survivor-panama…
A "Power Ranger" has spent 2 hrs a day helping Tokyo subway riders lug heavy packages and baby strollers up the station stairs, as it has no elevators nor escalators. He said: "Japanese people find it hard to accept help, they feel obligated to the other person, so the mask really helps me out." nbcnews.com/news/world/ma…
In 2015, a Fallout fan sent Bethesda 2000 bottlecaps. They received a free copy of fallout 4. It had taken them 7 years to collect the bottlecaps. The package weighed 11 pounds. gamespot.com/articles/fal…
After being called out on local TV, 2 porch pirates caught on camera returned a package of replica WWE belts (belonging to a 5-yr-old autistic boy with a brain tumor) with a note that read: β€œAfter seeing ourselves looking like low lives on the news, we have both decided to get clean and sober.” yahoo.com/lifestyle/thiev…
In 2012 the University of Chicago received a package for "Henry Jones Jr" (Indiana Jones). Inside a replica of Indiana's notebook. Turned out that someone had ordered it online, it fell out the packet and a postal worker assumed the name/address on the notebook was the intended recipient en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
For $255,500 you can buy a package that lets you celebrate New Year's Eve in Sydney from 8pm - 2am, then fly on a private jet that arrives in Los Angeles at 8:30pm Dec. 31st, where you can celebrate New Year's Eve all over again. businessinsider.co.za/new…
Potato chip packages are filled with nitrogen gas to help the snacks stay fresh indianapublicmedia.org/am…
The Porn Industry Requested a "Stimulus Package" During The Great Recession Due To A "Soft Economy" Describing Itself As "...an industry the nation could not live without” mercurynews.com/2009/01/0…
In 2018, a man plotted to plant small bombs in Target stores disguised in food packages. His goal was to create bad publicity for Target, which would lower stock prices and allow him to buy cheap shares before they rebounded. He was caught after paying someone else to plant the bombs. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
Lexus offers a Kiriko glass trim package that adds $23,080 to the price of the $80,000 sedan. lexusenthusiast.com/2018/…
Today I learned about Lester Moore who in 1880s Arizona got into a gunfight with a customer over a package. They killed each other and Lester was buried in Boot Hill where his tombstone reads, "Lester Moore, four slugs from a .44, no Les, no more." findagrave.com/memorial/1…
The candy bar THREE MUSKETEERS was so named because the package originally contained THREE bars: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. WW2 sugar restrictions led to consolidation into a single chocolate bar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_M…
A hydrogen bomb is actually a package of three bombs: One conventional bomb casing, one regular atomic fission bomb and one fusion bomb. youtu.be/fYuVzbIu_8o
Disney is an anglicized version of the French name β€œD’Isigny”, meaning β€œFrom Isigny”. Descendants from the same ancestors as Walt formed a cheese company in France. They sometimes collaborate and make Mickey-themed cheese packages. isigny-ste-mere.com/disne…
Frito-Lay launched WOW fat-free potato chips in 1998 containing Olestra which caused "abdominal cramping, diarrhea, fecal incontinence ["anal leakage"], and other gastrointestinal symptoms". Warning on package "This Product Contains Olestra. Olestra may cause abdominal cramping and loose stool” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lay…
Before the invention of postage stamps, the recipient of a letter or package had to pay the postage when they received it, essentially buying their incoming mail from the postal service en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
While filming ”The Wire”, Andre Royo, who played Bubbles, a drug addict, was approached by a Baltimore resident who handed him a package of heroin and said he looked like he needed a fix. Royo calls this his "street Oscar." attendly.com/bubbles-from…
While the final season Seinfeld episode "The Puerto Rican Day" (which featured a controversial flag-burning scene) was pulled by NBC and Sony, the episode quietly made its way onto the syndication package four years after its airing in 2002 nypost.com/2002/10/30/for…
Heinz ketchup became so popular because Heinz invented a way to keep commercially produced ketchup red, which allowed him to package it in clear glass bottle and look more appealing. Before it, commercially produced ketchup was brown. sfgate.com/recipes/articl…
The 2nd deadliest day for law enforcement in the U.S. was a 1917 bomb attack that killed nine Milwaukee police officers. The original target was a local church but a boy discovered the suspicious package and brought it to the police department, where it exploded. (The deadliest day was 9/11.) usatoday.com/story/news/n…
The Package Saver is the name of the little plastic table that goes into the middle of pizza boxes. eater.com/platform/amp/20…
UPS drivers don't take the shortest routes. UPS has special software which optimises each route by eliminating as many left-hand turns as possible. As result, UPS claims it uses 10m gallons less fuel, emits 20,000 tonnes less carbon dioxide and delivers 350,000 more packages every year. theconversation.com/why-u…
The 1996 crash of ValuJet Flight Flight 592 was caused by a "perfect storm" of various employees routinely signing off on mundane tasks, from the subcontractors who didn't properly package expired oxygen generators to the co-pilot who allowed them to be loaded in a forward cargo hold. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
1.7 million packages are stolen from US porches every day wccq.com/study-u-s-porch-…
A woman walking her dogs on an Auckland beach found 19 bags of cocaine worth about $3 million NZD. Before police arrived, she said her dogs urinated on the drugs which were wrapped in blue packages in a netted bag, saying: [her dogs] "did what they tend to do when they find strange things." stuff.co.nz/national/1148…
Up until the year 1916, London's famed department store Harrods offered packages of morphine and cocaine complete with syringe and spare needles, which was recommended as β€œA Useful Present for Friends at the Front.” volteface.me/feature/grea…
Bananas have no seeds as they are a sterile hybrid between two species (Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana), and the production of seeds is not necessary to get the fruit. As the plant can only reproduce through cloning, all the bananas in a package are usually clones of the same banana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
The 3 Musketeers bar originally had 3 flavored bars in one package (Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla) hence the name, 3 Musketeers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_M…
Name of The Three Musketeers candy bar was inspired by three different flavored pieces in each package (chocolate, strawberry and vanilla). Rising costs and WW2 restrictions on sugar led to consolidation into a single chocolate bar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_M…
Today I learned of the case of The United States v One Package of Japanese Pessaries - a court case which legalised doctor prescribed contraception. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
UPS is more than trucks and package cars. It has an entire airline and a 5.2 million square feet package sorting hub at Louisville Muhammad Ali international airport (IATA: SDF) in Louisville, KY. aerosavvy.com/ups-worldpo…
While the body of Pedro II, the last Emperor of Brazil, was being prepared for the funeral, a sealed package in the room was found, next to a message written by the Emperor himself: "It is soil from my country, I wish it to be placed in my coffin in case I die away from my fatherland." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ped…
There was an actual US district court case called "United States v. 11 1/4 Dozen Packages of Articles Labeled in Part Mrs. Moffat's Shoo-Fly Powders for Drunkenness." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
A group of women called "The 9 Nanas" kept a secret for decades that not even their husbands knew about. For 30 years, they met at 4am and anonymously paid bills and bought clothes for people in need. Each care package came with a homemade pound cake and a note that read "Somebody loves you" huffingtonpost.com/2012/0…
The orange color is a registered trademark on Reese’s packages newfoodeconomy.org/food-c…
Australian cigarette packages have to depict graphic images warning of the health effects of smoking huffpost.com/entry/austra…
Guinness brewery supported all of it's employees who chose to fight in WW1. They were paid half of their wages while away, and their jobs were guaranteed upon their return. The brewery also sent them care packages containing chocolate and condensed milk. bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01s…
You often have to refrigerate after opening because even though it looks like air is left in the package/bottle/container it is often an inert gas like nitrogen. Even potato chips do this. Breaking the seal lets in contaminants and the product immediately begins to spoil en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ref…
FedEx uses several empty cargo planes that roam the country's skies overnight in circuitous flight paths, ready to divert on demand in order to accommodate unexpected package volume. utsandiego.com/uniontrib/…
The data from the EHT for capturing the black hole image were shipped to and from the observatories through plain old FedEx. One package was sent wrong and they end up with a box full of fabrics. Scientists jokingly say that if the mission fails at least they will be able to sew suits. theatlantic.com/science/a…
The Atari 2600 Video Computer System was first released on 9/11/1977 with a launch price of $199 ($823 when adjusted for inflation) the package included the game "Combat" and two controllers, with eight other games available (purchased separately). Approx 350,000 units sold in the first year. wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_…
IU on vitamin packages stands for International Unit for measuring amount of substance and ironically this unit is not part of International System of Units en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
While Millard Fillmore was in office, Congress passed the Compromise of 1850, a package of stop-gap measures which effectively postponed the Civil War for a decade usmint.gov/coins/coin-med…
The Plaza Hotel in New York (Featured in Home Alone 2) offers a Home Alone package where you receive a 10 Scoop Ice Cream Sundae, Paint Can, DVD, Backpack + More. fairmont.com/the-plaza-ne…
Almost all the blood is drained from meat during slaughter, the red look steaks get (including the juice at the bottom of the package) comes from a protein called myoglobin. meatscience.org/TheMeatWe…
Today I learned of Pantone 448C. Researchers have deemed it the world's least appealing color. An Australian marketing firm was tasked to re-design cigarette packages to make them look as unappealing as possible, and now other countries are following suit by using this color in the package designs. housebeautiful.com/room-d…
In 1955, cigarettes were sold in vending machines that only accepted quarters, but a pack of cigarettes cost only 23 cents. Instead of raising the price, cigarette manufacturers included two pennies in the package. pcgs.com/News/Smoking-Pay…
Today I learned of matpakke (food package, or packed lunch), which is the most popular lunch choice for Norwegian students and workers. Individual slices of brown bread, topped with an additional ingredient (often liver pate, brown cheese, or jam), are separated by mellomleggspapir, or between-layer wax paper. bbc.com/worklife/article/…
Andre Royo's performance as "Bubbles" on The Wire was so convincing that a Baltimore resident gave the in-character Royo a small package of heroine. He calls this moment his 'street Oscar.' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…

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