When the Union abandoned a fort in Florida, they left behind a single soldier as caretaker. When the Confederacy marched on the fort, the lone soldier refused to surrender without a receipt for the fort. He received one, and the fort was taken without a shot fired. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
A California man found an unopened copy of a 1987 Nintendo game called Kid Icarus in his mom's attic. It was still in the original shopping bag along with a receipt showing it cost $38.45. He later sold the game at auction for $9,000. cnbc.com/2019/08/06/vinta…
The 1982 film "Annie" raised ticket prices in order to inflate box office receipts. When the 2005 film "The Producers" did the same, with tickets costing $2.50 more than other movies playing at the same cinemas, it was awarded a one-off "Annie Award" at the 28th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
In Taiwan, every receipt for every store in the country is also a ticket to a government-run lottery with top prizes worth up to US$300,000 guidetotaipei.com/article…
Jesse James once paid off a widow's mortgage and saved her from foreclosure because she gave him food. He made sure she got a receipt from the banker and then robbed the man a mile down the road. truewestmagazine.com/a-kn…
Today I learned of the National Eagle Repository. It is the central location for receipt, storage, and distribution of eagles that have been found dead to federally recognized native tribes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
Today I learned of Andrew Mellon's "scientific taxation" policy: during the 1920s, the U.S. government paradoxically increased its tax receipts by $300 million after cutting taxes to zero for all but the wealthiest 2% β€” and then reducing their taxes, too. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
In an effort to reduce drunk driving, the city of Austin, TX will waive parking tickets if a receipt showing that a ride-share company, taxi or bus was used within 24 hours of receiving the ticket kxan.com/news/local/austi…
The CIA headquarters has its own Starbucks, but baristas don’t write names on the cups, its receipts say β€œStore Number 1” instead of β€œStarbucks,” and its workers need an escort to leave their work posts. rd.com/culture/cia-starbu…
The paper used in store receipts contains high levels of BPA, a toxic, cancer-causing chemical that can be absorbed through the skin. plasticpollutioncoalition…
Sean Connery was offered was 15% of worldwide box office receipts to play Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, but turned it down for "not understanding the script." The deal would have been worth about $400 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
The Marx Brothers were the first actors in Hollywood to get a percentage of the gross receipts from one of their films en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Until 2000, Palestinian president Yasser Arafat received from Israel the VAT tax receipts on goods purchased by Palestinians directly to his personal accounts at Bank Leumi, in Tel Aviv en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yas…
This picture of an ancient tablet is actually a 5,000 year old beer receipt. 'Alulu beer receipt' records a purchase of "best" beer from a brewer, c. 2050 BC from the Sumerian city of Umma in ancient Iraq. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Someone sued walmart for stopping them to check their receipt on the way out. Ball v. Wal-Mart, Inc., 102 F. Supp. 2d 44 (D. Mass. 2000) law.justia.com/cases/fede…
It is illegal in the US to trade futures contracts on onions and "motion picture box office receipts" due to the Onion Futures Act en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni…
According to the EPA, handling most receipt paper (aka thermal paper) is likely dangerous to your health, due to the high levels of BPA, and using hand sanitizer before handling a receipt exponentially increases the amount of the chemical you absorb into your body. newsweek.com/hand-sanitiz…
"A Fistful of Dollars", the first of the Man with no Name trilogy, was an unlicensed remake of Akira Kurasawa's film "Yojimbo". Kurasawa filed a lawsuit, then settled with Sergio Leone out of court with 15% of international receipts and over $100,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_F…
There is no law that you have to show your receipt to the Wal-Mart greeters themillennialman.com/2017…
According to a leaked Warner Bros. receipt, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix lost $167 million USD despite grossing $900 million USD worldwide nzherald.co.nz/business/n…
Every receipt at every store in Taiwan is a ticket for a government lottery with top prizes worth over 300,000 USD. It was introduced in 1951 to combat sales tax dodging by businesses. guidetotaipei.com/article…
A man was imprisoned for 25 years before a hotel receipt finally proved he could not have been at the scene of the crime he had been falsely convicted for. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Thermal paper (like receipts) contains BPA that can be absorbed through the skin. plasticpollutioncoalition…
Sean Connery was offered the role of Gandalf in the Lord of The Rings trilogy. He was offered 15% of worldwide box-office receipts, totaling close to $400 million. He turned it down due to "not understanding the script". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Most receipts are printed without ink. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Most paper receipts are coated in BPA, can enter the human bloodstream within minutes. This is especially problematic given that people often handle receipts right before eating or handling food. saferchemicals.org/2018/0…
In Taiwan, store receipts come with a free lottery number printed at the top, and winning numbers are drawn every two months. The initiative has been running over 60 years, and encourages businesses and consumers to keep good records. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Receipts in Taiwan are also tickets for a lottery run by the government. This system was created in the 1950's to prevent sale tax avoiding. taiwantoday.tw/news.php?u…
The very first barcode scanned was for a pack of Juicy Fruit in Troy, Ohio on June 26, 1974. The pack of gum and its receipt are now on display at the Smithsonian Institute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
The sign "Your meal is free if you don't get a receipt. Please see a manager" is intended to prevent employees from stealing. books.google.com/books?id…
Jesse James once gave a widow he was staying with $1400 to pay off a debt collector. He told her to give him the money and get a receipt. James then hid and waited for the debt collector to leave, and then robbed the man as he left the widow's home. futilitycloset.com/2007/1…
Revenues from hardcore porn generate US$10 billion annually, roughly equal to U.S. domestic box office movie receipts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
In ancient babylon they where obligated by law to use receipts when exchanging goods for money. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
Sean Connery was offered up to 15% of the LoTR worldwide box office receipts to play Gandalf, but he declined because he 'didn't understand the script'.He would've made 400 mil $. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
There is a Starbucks where they don't write your name on your cup: the one at the CIA's headquarters. Baristas are escorted to and from work, and the receipts identify the establishment as simply "Store Number 1." washingtonpost.com/politi…
Although future president Herbert Hoover arranged one of the first college football games on the West Coast, he didn’t see it as he spent the game guarding the $20,000 in gate receipts. whitehousehistory.org/pre…
In an effort to reduce widespread tax evasion, the Chinese government incorporated a scratch-off lottery into the state-run receipt system, encouraging consumers to demand a receipt and thus preventing businesses from under-reporting income. It was successful. thediplomat.com/2013/07/c…
Today I learned of the Cohan Rule. The IRS will accept expense claims that are reasonable, even without receipts or proof. successtaxrelief.com/blog…
Sometimes donated organs are donated multiple times; especially if the recipient died quickly upon receipt of the organ. popsci.com/science/articl…
Legally there is no requirement to show your receipt when leaving Walmart thelegality.com/2017/04/0…
By 1985, the taxes on alcohol amounted to about 40% of all direct and indirect taxes paid by Soviet citizens and about 13% of Soviet Union entire budget receipts journals.sagepub.com/doi/…
A Costco shopper lost a $610,000 lawsuit against Costco for a fracas that led to a broken leg, all for refusing to get his receipt checked oregonlive.com/portland/i…
In Colorado, USA you can only sell products with tax-included in the price if you clearly state the cost + tax separately on product price labels and on the receipt. [PDF] colorado.gov/pacific/site…
Receipts are coated in BPA and BPS, and we absorb both chemicals by touching them. environmentaldefence.ca/r…
BPA from thermal paper used in cash register receipts accounts for high levels of BPA in humans. Subjects studied showed a rapid increase of BPA in their blood after using a skin care product and then touching a store receipt. BPA is an artificial Estrogen supplement. sciencedaily.com/releases…
Strongest predictor of the obesity rise in the US is the decline in cigarette smoking (when considering between employment, physical activity at work, food prices, the prevalence of restaurants, cigarette smoking, cigarette prices and taxes, food stamp receipt, and urbanization.) nber.org/papers/w17423
Littleberry Carter, great-grandfather of President Jimmy Carter, was murdered at a carnival by his partner D. P. McCann over a dispute about receipts from a machine known as a Flying Jenny, a sort of small merry-go-round. famouskin.com/family-tree…
In the US it is not Illegal to deny store employees who check your receipts before you leave, from doing so. Under the 4th Amendment. thelegality.com/2008/03/1…
In terms of box office receipts, Spider-man 3 is the highest grossing Spiderman film to date and has the second lowest fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes screenrant.com/spider-man…
After the start of the Spanish Civil War, the Communist government moved 510 tonnes of gold from Madrid to Moscow to avoid having it seized by the opposition. Upon its receipt, Stalin had a banquet and said "The Spaniards will never see their gold again" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…

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