A Japanese man noticed food disappearing in his fridge so he set up a security camera and found out there was a homeless woman living in the top compartment of his closet and been there for more than a year. nbcnews.com/id/wbna248893…
The dollar bill has been the same since 1929. The reason is that the government thinks no one would take the trouble of counterfeiting such a low denomination currency and hence it does not need the fancy updates or security features seen in the higher value currencies. considerable.com/money/ba…
Today I learned of "floating armories". Private military companies providing security against Somali pirates will station ships full of weapons in international waters. Other ships pick up and drop off weapons in the middle of the ocean, to avoid illegally bringing weapons into anyone's territorial waters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
The F.B.I. and C.I.A. recruit heavily from the Mormon population because they are usually cheaper to do a security clearance on, they often speak another language from their mission trips and they usually have a low risk lifestyle. atlasobscura.com/articles…
A professional security tester named Jayson E. Street, was once hired to attempt to compromise the computers and networks of a bank in Beirut. He succeeded in the compromise and found several exploits, but was soon shocked to discover he had just robbed/hacked the wrong bank darknetdiaries.com/episod…
In order to get improvements in their job security amidst the emergence of a rival bus line, bus drivers in Okayama, Japan decided to go on strike in a unique way in 2018. While on strike, they supported the community by continuing to drive their routes, but simply not charging customers. japantoday.com/category/n…
A man named George Raveling holds Martin Luther King, Jr.'s manuscript for the "I Have A Dream" speech. Raveling volunteered as a security guard at the event and asked for the document. King gave it to him, and Raveling, now 83, still has it today. He's turned down $3 million for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
In most legal systems, a bank deposit of money is not a bailment. In other words, when you deposit cash to a bank, the funds deposited are no longer your property. You merely loaned the money to the bank for a promised interest without security. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Upon being told he couldn't go to Disneyland due to security concerns, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev had a meltdown. He said, "Is there an epidemic of cholera there or something? Or have gangsters taken hold of the place that can destroy me?” history.com/this-day-in-h…
In 2004, a woman's steel chastity belt triggered a security alarm at the metal detector. The woman explained that her husband had forced her to wear the device to prevent an extramarital affair while she was on vacation in Greece. She continued her flight to London on the pilot's authority. abc.net.au/news/2004-02-0…
Today I learned about John Bulkeley, who evacuated MacArthur from the Philippines, recruited JFK into the Navy, and tested security on the base he commanded by dressing up as a ninja and sneaking around at night en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The painting "The Scream" was stolen the same day as the opening of the 1994 Olympics; the thieves left a note saying "thanks for the poor security" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In the 1960s, Argentinean football club Estudiantes de La Plata had a fan named Quiricocho, who was seen to be bad luck. Before every game, the club would get him to greet the opposing team, and when security prevented that, the players yelled "Quirocho!" before the opponents' penalty attempts si.com/extra-mustard/2021…
In 2007 six US cruise missiles with the nuclear warheads were mistakenly loaded onto a bomber, not reported missing, and remained mounted for 36 hours with no security precautions for nuclear weapons implemented. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
Today I learned of an undercover operation in 2020 where a group of white hat hackers discovered a security vulnerability and preemptively stole $10mil USD worth of the cryptocurrency Ethereum before anyone else could, stored the funds somewhere else, and then returned all of the funds to their original owners. samczsun.com/escaping-the…
In 2015 a fan of the Austrailian band Peking Duk got backstage at their concert by adding himself as a family member on their Wiki page and showing it to security. The band wasn't even upset, saying "We ended up having a bunch of beers with him and he was an absolute legend." time.com/4136607/peking-d…
Today I learned of a Β£4m art heist Manchester in 2003 , including a Van Gogh painting. It is believed the culprit tipped off the police and revealed the location of the stolen artwork. Stating that his intentions were not to steal , but to highlight woeful security. manchestersfinest.com/art…
The villagers of Piplantri plants 111 trees every time a girl is born. To ensure the girls financial security, the villagers contribute Rs 21,000 and set a fixed deposit bank account, which can be used only, once she turns 18 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pip…
In 2015, Neil Moore, a prisoner serving time for a $2.7 million fraud conviction, walked out the front gate of a high security prison by forging his own release papers. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Basketball Hall of Famer George Raveling volunteered as security during MLK's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Immediately after the speech he asked MLK for the original typewritten manuscript, which he gave him. He still has it and has refused offers of more than $3,000,000 for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_H…
Polymer banknotes were developed in Australia. In 1988, they were the first country to issue such notes. Today, many countries have switched completely to polymer banknotes. These notes incorporate many security features not available in paper banknotes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Teddy Roosevelt took a break from the presidency to go camping with John Muir for four days. They explored without any supervision/security. Roosevelt was so inspired by the trip that it eventually led to the creation of the National Park Service. bbvaopenmind.com/en/scien…
The Securities Exchange Commission Only Collects Half Of Fraud-Related Fines pymnts.com/news/regulatio…
During Woodstock '94, Jesse James Dupree took the stage with a bottle of whiskey, lit up a joint, set a stool on fire, cut it up with a chainsaw, pulled out a rifle and shot it in the air, accidentally cut himself and bled heavily until security finally dragged him off of the stage. atlantasrockstation.com/2…
Jimmy Carter said if he became president, he would release all government UFO information to the public. Once elected, he decided not to due to "national security concerns" history.com/this-day-in-h…
Today I learned about the GΓ€vle Goat, a huge Yule Goat made of straw errected in the days before christmas in the town of GΓ€vle, Sweden. There are many security messures to keep it standing as, since it's first appearance in 1966, it has been destroyed 37 times. Most times by arson. visitgavle.se/en/about-ga…
There are 7 primary keyholders of the Internet. Each keyholder is chosen for their geographical spread and Internet security background to ensure that no one country has more keyholders. The keyholders are a last resort option in case something catastrophic happens to the world's Internet. theguardian.com/technolog…
The UK's Secret Intelligence Service is said to train secret agents in field operations at a star-shaped 1700's castle called Fort Monckton. It is known as No.1 Military Training Establishment & is guarded by razor wire, high intensity lighting & an "in-house" security staff. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
A US IT worker outsourced is own job to someone in China at 1/5 the salary. He was only found out because a security audit discovered suspicious VPN activity. bbc.com/news/technology-2…
There was a test several years ago where 70 undercover agents tried to sneak bombs or guns through US airport security; 67 succeeded abcnews.go.com/US/exclusi…
Banks have used security questions for over 100 years. In a 1906 speech, Baltimore banker William Hayden explained his bank requested new account holders' birthplace, residence, mother's maiden name, occupation and age for security measures to supplement signature records. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sec…
Today I learned about Rex Beaver, a private investigator hired by the Church of Scientology in 1968 to spy on Rupert Murdoch who had published unflattering stories about the church in his newspaper. After passing his security check Beaver went to Murdoch and offered to work as a double agent. abc.net.au/news/2016-11-0…
There were once people who considered Elvis to be a danger to the security of the United States, because he danced too provocatively. wikipedia.org/wiki/FBI_fi…
MythBusters made an episode in which they tested credit card security. Discovery was forced not to air the episode, after a conference call with chief Legal Counsels representing the major companies, demanded the episode not be aired – which would expose major flaws in credit card security. youtube.com/watch?v=9IOML…
The 'S' in iPhone names stood for speed, Siri, and security for the iPhone 3GS,4S,5S respectively. For the other iPhones, they just kept the tradition of using S to signify that it is the "updated" model guruprasad.net/posts/what…
Between 1978 and 1983, British security forces infiltrated most Hong Kong political groups to keep them under surveillance. When journalists revealed the existence of the program, all records were destroyed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Patti Morton became the first female Diplomatic Security special agent in 1972. Since they didn't make gear for women to carry their weapons at the time, she used her blue clutch and gained the nickname "Pistol Packin’ Patti", which she later donated to the National Museum of American Diplomacy. diplomacy.state.gov/artif…
Today I learned of William Howard Hughes, a United States Air Force officer with security clearance and expertise in rocket self-destruct technology, vanished in 1983. Authorities feared he had defected to the Soviet Union. In June 2018, he was found living in California under an assumed name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Today I learned of Brian Shaffer, a man who disappeared after entering a bar in Columbus, OH in April, 2006. He was recorded on security cameras entering the bar, but never leaving the bar. He is still missing today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Michael Caine legally changed his name because he got sick of airport security delays caused by his passport bearing his birth name, Maurice Micklewhite. It took him until he was 83 years old to get wound up enough. theguardian.com/film/2016…
Titicut Follies is the first film in the USA to be banned from distribution for reasons other than obscenity, immorality, or national security en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit…
In 1990, a man scaled an airport wall without a stitch of clothing, fought off four security guards, stole a Jeep, and drove it into a running jet engine. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
During the Watergate scandal, Martha Mitchel (then wife of Nixon's AG) was kidnapped, beaten and forcibly sedated by her husband's security detail to keep her from speaking to reporters en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
There is a time when Pablo Picasso was suspected of stealing the Mona Lisa. On August 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from Paris's Louvre Museum. It was a Mondayβ€”the museum was closed and security was minimal. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
19-yr-old Eric Simons squatted at AOL HQ to work on his startup. When a mentorship ended, his badge still gave access; for 2 months he got basic free food from the lounge, used the showers, locker, & gym, did wash at AOL's free laundromat, & rotated sleep on 3 couches to evade night security. cnet.com/news/meet-the-ti…
In 1969 the Rolling Stones hired the Hell's Angels to provide security for their gig at the Altamont Free Concert for a fee of $500 worth of beer. A man by the name of Meredith Hunter Jr. drew a revolver at the stage and was stabbed and kicked to death by the Hell's Angels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Today I learned about "Please Don't Shoot My Dog," the autobiography of Jackie Cooper a child actor who later played Perry White in Superman movies . In an early film, the director, Cooper's uncle, felt the boy wasn't crying convincingly and had a security guard take the boy's dog away and pretend to shoot it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Morrissey canceled a show because his management felt that the amount of security guards was insufficient, even though it was double what they had hired for a recent Slayer concert. vice.com/en/article/rdzm9…
When Henry Ford II took control of Ford Motor Co., the first thing he did was fire his grandfather's brutal, union-busting head of security by sending his own second-in-command, a former FBI agent, to deliver the news. Both men drew handguns on each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I learned about the Airport Equestrian Program. It was a program started at certain airports in the early 2000s with the purpose to "to provide additional perimeter security for the airport, and to give equestrians a quality place to trail ride. " elcr.org/airport-equestri…

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