The Bose Corporation’s majority owner is MIT. In 2011, the company’s founder, Amar Bose donated the majority of his shares to the university which was his former employer and alma mater. An annual cash dividend is paid out to β€œadvance the research and education mission of MIT”. news.mit.edu/2011/bose-gi…
Somali Pirates set up an exchange (like a stock market) where people could buy shares in pirate groups to finance their operations. A 22 year old 'investor' made $75,000 in 38 days after joining the 'company' - after getting a share of ransom money. reuters.com/article/us-so…
A waitress was tipped a lottery ticket and won $10,000,000. She was then sued by her colleagues for their share. Then she was sued by the man who tipped her the ticket. Then she was kidnapped by her ex husband, and shot him in the chest. Then she went to court against the IRS. al.com/news/mobile/2018/1…
An unusual friendship between a Female Grey Wolf and a Male Brown Bear was spotted every night for 10 days straight, spending several hours together between 8pm to 4am. They would even share food together. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Saran Wrap isn't as "clingy" is because it used to have a toxic chemical in it and they voluntarily removed it, costing them almost half their market share delish.com/food-news/news…
The famous photo of Johnny Cash giving the middle finger at San Quentin in 1969 was taken by photographer Jim Marshall when Marshall asked Cash to share his feelings on the prison authorities, saying to Cash, "John, let's do a shot for the warden" nme.com/news/music/johnny…
English and Norwegian share not only the same syntax, but also have very similar pronunciation / sounds and even shared words (although usually with different meanings). English is classified as western Germanic but it fits all the characteristics of a northern Germanic language. partner.sciencenorway.no/…
Bald eagles share parenting duties: The male and the female take turns incubating the eggs, and they both feed their young. They usually mate for life too. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
A German student was sued for $3,772 by his alma mater for earning his bachelor's and master's "too fast". Both degrees usually take 11 semesters, but Marcel Pohl graduated in 2; he went to one class while having 2 friends share notes from other classes he was enrolled in at the same time. businessinsider.com/a-ger…
Mark Twain wrote an essay entitled Concerning the Jews. He claimed Jews didn't do their part of fighting in America's military. In response, the War Department revealed that Jewish Americans were represented in the military in a larger percentage than their share of the population. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
In 2009, Tropicana invested $35 million to rebrand their Orange Juice packaging. Within two months of the change, sales dropped 20% and they lost significant market share before switching back to their original carton. The failed marketing experiment cost them over $50 million. thebrandingjournal.com/20…
The eastern most part of Russia and the western most part of USA are separated by just 2.4 miles or 3.8 kilometers. Russia is the closest country to USA which doesn't share a land border. earthobservatory.nasa.gov…
Humans And Tortoises share a little more than 90% of dna. abc.net.au/news/2018-12-0…
All liquid products aged in barrels lose part of their volume to evaporation, and this loss is called the "angels' share". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
During the Soviet economy collapse and Russian privatization that followed, the Russian government decided to implement voucher privatization, giving the country's company shares equally to 98% of the population including minors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
When he retired in 1999, Wayne Gretzky held or shared 61 NHL records. 21 years later, he still holds or shares 60 NHL records nhl.com/news/nhl-records-…
The 1998 science fiction film "Soldier" starring Kurt Russell was meant to share a universe with "Blade Runner" and has oblique references to it and stories by Philip K. Dick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
Perfect Strangers starring Bronson Pinchot as Balki Bartokomous takes place in the same universe as Family Matters, which shares a universe with Step by Step, where Bronson Pinchot plays a hair dresser named Jean-Luc Rieupeyroux en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
The 1929 stock market crash was a result of an unsustainable boom in share prices in the preceding years. The boom in share prices was caused by the irrational exuberance of investors, buying shares on the margin, and over-confidence in the sustainability of economic growth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
In the mid-1960s three corporations, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, controlled over 90% of the American new car market. GM alone had a nearly 50% market share at that point. curbsideclassic.com/blog/…
In 2005, a Japanese stockbroker set the value of J-Com’s share price to one yen for 610,000 shares, when he was supposed to have set it to 610,000 yen for one share. That error costed J-Com 27 billion yenβ€”or about $236 millionβ€”which was the near equivalent to their previous years’ total income. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/busin…
Microsoft's Zune MP3 player had a feature where users could wirelessly share song files amongst each other. Microsoft chose to call this feature "Squirting" newsweek.com/zune-should-…
Despite having been discontinued in most of the world in the mid-1990s and having exited the video game console market, the 8-bit Sega Master System is still produced in Brazil, and its market share rivals more modern gaming systems there atlasobscura.com/articles…
The two 'M's of M & M's represent the names of Forrest E. Mars Sr., the founder of Newark Company, and Bruce Murrie, son of Hershey Chocolate's president William F. R. Murrie, who had a 20 percent share in the product. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%2…
At the start of 2020 Windows XP still had an over 40% share of the Armenian market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
All vertebrates (except fish) have the same basic skeleton design: a column of vertebrae that supports the body and head, a skull that houses and protects the brain and sense organs, ribs that protect the heart and lungs and 4 limbs. Every limb also shares the same basic pattern and has 5 digits en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Ana…
Bob Hope became a part-owner of the Cleveland Indians in 1946. Hope also owned a share of the Los Angeles Rams, along with Bing Crosby, from 1947-1962. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
A lawyer used his will for practical jokes. He gave a house to 3 men who hated each other, stocks in a brewery to preachers, shares of a racetrack to each ministers "except Spracklin, who shot a hotelkeeper", and gave the rest to whoever had the most kids in 10 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
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/…
A study of spiny lobsters showed they avoid others who've contracted an infectious disease called PaV1 that is transmitted by physical contact and which has a steady 7% infection rate in Florida waters. Spiny lobsters are very social and share communal dens but will shun infected individuals. odu.edu/news/2014/4/butle…
Aggression is negatively associated with intelligence. Unintelligent people may experience more frustration, which may lead to aggression. This may also be explained because aggression and intelligence share biological factors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, are third cousins; they both share Queen Victoria as their common great-great-grandmother en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duk…
In 2017, Walt Disney's grandson Bradford was denied his share of the family trust, estimated at $400 million metnews.com/articles/2017…
Today I learned of Hogan Sisters, conjoined twins who share a brain therefore they can control each others limbs, see from each others eyes and and know what other twin is thinking about cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/m_featu…
Today I learned of anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who after researching international black market organ trade, made the "unusual" decision" to share her findings with law enforcement including the FBI, which later resulted in several arrests. psmag.com/economics/nancy…
In Hindi (the language predominantly spoken in India), yesterday and tomorrow both share the same word ΰ€•ΰ€² (kal). The only way to tell which one is being used is the context and tense of the sentence. blogs.transparent.com/hin…
Dogs are prosocial, meaning that they volunteer to help or share with others, even when there might not directly be any benefit to themselves. theweek.com/speedreads/59…
The Berber people of North Africa and the Sami people of northern Scandinavia share a close mitochondrial DNA link. Researchers found that the two groups diverged about 9000 years ago, just after the last ice age. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
In February 2005 various versions of Internet Explorer held an over 89% share of the internet browser market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
When Coca-Cola withdrew from India in 1997, Ramesh Chauhan developed his own softdrink formula from scratch, experimenting with ingredients such as cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg, naming it Thums up. In 1993 it had 85% market share when Coca-Cola re-entered India and bought it for $60 million. wikipedia.org/wiki/Thums_…
Acre and the prefix agri- (agriculture) share a common ancestor in an ancient Bronze age language, proto-indo-european. The same is true for the words futile and God. youtube.com/watch?v=Nrs6U…
Narcissistic personality disorder and bipolar disorders share many traits in common, such as: setting high, unattainable, goals; and being very impulsive. This makes diagnosis difficult, since what looks like one of the disorders in a person might actually be the other. healthline.com/health/bip…
Today I learned about the bundling board. While used for strangers having to share a bed, it is also used by the parents of young, courting, puritan couples to achieve the emotional intimacy of sharing a bed while at the same time "discouraging" any real physical intimacy before marriage. jmarkpowell.com/bundling-…
In Kentucky that five million gallons of the "angel's share" from bourbon evaporates every year, which is also covering the state in a black fungus called "Baudoinia" that feeds off the ethanol vapor released by liquor as it ages. vice.com/en_us/article/78…
2 current countries share the same national anthem as the U.K. (Liechtenstein and Norway which has it as the royal anthem), and many countries had it as their anthem before the U.K. did en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God…
Between 1981 and 1987 the value of Ford shares increased by 1342%, going from 68 cents to over 10 dollars. curbsideclassic.com/autom…
During the time of the Great Depression, a banker convinced struggling families in Quincy, Florida to buy Coca-Cola shares which traded at $19. Later, the town became the single richest town per capita in the US with at least 67 millionaires. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
Despite emission testing on monkeys, rigging diesel tests resulting in 30 billion dollars of fines, Volkswagon has been the largest automaker seller worldwide since 2016 and has maintained the largest market share in Europe for two decades. cnbc.com/2019/01/30/vw-gr…
When roach poisons claim to kill the whole nest, it's not because roaches share food with others. Roaches are cannibals and a single dose of poison can often be eaten many times and still be deadly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
Some muskrats live in beaver lodges over the winter. The beavers share food with them, and the muskrats pay their rent by bring back foliage to help keep the beaver lodge sturdy youtube.com/watch?v=iyNA6…
According to studies, highly processed foods share pharmacokinetic properties (e.g. concentrated dose, rapid rate of absorption) with drugs of abuse, due to the addition of fat and/or refined carbohydrates and the rapid rate they're absorbed into the system, indicated by glycemic load. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
, The Russian novel We (1920-21) by Yevgeny Zamyatin is considered one of the grandfathers of the dystopian genre and influenced George Orwell's 1984. "Zamyatin's influence on Orwell is beyond dispute...1984 shares so many features with We that there can be no doubt about its general debt to it." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_…
If Alabama had waited just two more years before becoming a state, it is likely that all of West Florida would have been added to Alabama, and the state's share of the Gulf coastline would extend all the way to Apalachicola. al.com/news/mobile/2017/0…
Migros, Switzerland's largest retail company, gives a share to every Swiss adult for free, allowing them to vote in general assemblies. Furthermore, if the earnings before interest/taxes exceed 5%, the supermarkets are forced to lower their prices en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mig…
Wild tigers never lived in Africa. As part of the Felidae family (lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, etc), these cats share a common ancestor that originated from Africa. A common theory is that one branch of this family migrated to Asia nearly 2 million years ago, evolving into tigers. thegreatprojects.com/blog…
Just like in high school, assisted living facilities and nursing homes can have their share of mean girls and bullies. People don’t always grow out of their cattiness and aggressive tendencies as they age agingcare.com/articles/ba…
Today I learned about sesquizygotic (or half-identical) twins, who share 100% of their maternal DNA while having different sets of paternal DNA. This is likely due to a single egg being fertilised by two sperm cells. sci-news.com/medicine/ses…
A healthy person shares their body with around 10,000 species of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes. They compose around 1 to 3 percent of your body mass. So if you are a 200-pound person, up to six pounds of you are not youβ€”but them. news.yahoo.com/body-harbo…
Angler fish interestingly begin reproduction with the typically larger female absorbing the smaller male into its body. The two share a circulatory system; the male receives nutrients from the female; and the male internally provides sperm to the female. One female often fuses with many males. oceana.org/marine-life/oc…
Humans and bananas share about 50% of the same DNA. science.howstuffworks.com…
Martin Short, Steve Martin and Tom Hanks have regular β€˜colonoscopy parties’ where they prep together overnight and share one car on the ride to get their colonoscopies the next day today.com/health/martin-s…
The few species of insects that can recognize faces share one trait: communal societies with multiple queens. In communal groups with a single queen, the roles are clear. But paper wasps may have 5 or more queens in one nest and facial recognition helps these queens negotiate with one another. phys.org/news/2020-01-pro…
Vimto - a niche soft drink in the UK more famous for being an anagram of "Vomit" - has a 90% market share in the cordial concentrated drinks market in Saudi Arabia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vim…
Today I learned of Krista and Tatiana Hogan, conjoined twins at the head. The twins β€œshare senses of touch and taste, and can even control one another’s limbs.” They can also hear each other’s thoughts without having to speak and see through one another’s eyes. cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/m/featu…
Scientists use TGEV pig virus as a surrogate for Coronovirus for experiments. It has no human infection risk but share the same physical structures (enveloped, positive-stranded RNA type viruses) ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
It has been reasonably estimated that around 5,000 years ago everybody who was alive was either the common ancestor of everybody alive today, or of nobody alive today; at this point in history we all share exactly the same set of ancestors. theguardian.com/science/b…
If a baby is born vaginally they share similar gut microflora to the mother's vagina, however babies born via Ceasarian share similar gut microflora to their mother's skin. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
In 1951 Thelma Howard was hired as a maid for Walt & Lillian Disney. Walt would gift her shares of Disney stock every X-mas for the next 30 yrs. She died in 1994 that's when it was discovered she still had all 192,000 shares valued at $9,000,000. It went to disadvantaged kids & her disabled son people.com/archive/saving…
A study from Trinity College found the Irish share the same Y-DNA with the Basque and Galicians of Northern Spain lending some legitimacy to the ancient Celtic myth that Ireland was populated by the sons of the Iberian king Mil. irishtimes.com/news/genet…
10-35% of people share the same genetic trait that makes us having to sneeze when looking towards the sun pbs.org/newshour/science/…
The nickname 'The lucky country' for Australia came from a book of the same name and was originally a negative remark. The phrase occurs towards the last chapter: "Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second rate people who share its luck." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
During the Great Depression, a businessman convinced struggling families from a small town in Florida to buy Coca-Cola shares. The town is now filled with "secret Coke millionaires" joshuakennon.com
There is a Target Australia that is completely unrelated to Target America, even though they share the same logo and are both department stores. businessinsider.com/austr…
Samsung accidentally issued 2,000 employees 1,000 shares of stock for 37 minutes before realizing the error. 16 employees sold during that time for approx. $9,000,000 each. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
The sun and the moon look to be the same size because the diameter of the sun and moon and the distance to earth both share a 1:400 difference, making them look the same size, this has not been seen with any other planet-moon combination earthsky.org/space/coinci…
When Mike Merrill considered getting a vasectomy or moving in with his girlfriend, the choice wasn't his to make. It was instead left up to 805 people who'd purchased his life. Merrill, a private citizen, sold 11,823 shares of his life to complete strangers who now control his decisions. thehustle.co/mike-merrill…
Royal Bank of Canada used machine learning to weigh the effect of a social media storm over Chipotle’s queso (cheese dip) debut. Shares of Chipotle fell by roughly 15 percent after the company released Q3/2017 earnings that missed analyst estimates digital.hbs.edu/platform-…
McDonald's has increased its dividend for 43 consecutive years. Since 2014, the company has increased its dividend by 10% compounded annually. The current annualized dividend of $5/share gives the company a dividend yield of 2.6% barrons.com/articles/mcdo…
Today I learned of Stone Soup, a European folk story in which hungry strangers convince the people of a town to each share a small amount of their food in order to make a meal that everyone enjoys, and exists as a moral regarding the value of sharing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
While cuttlefish share similarities with octopuses (tentacles, camouflage, etc.) and they may look simular, cuttlefish posses a body length torpedo shaped bone that gives their body it's shape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cut…
The first major investor in Facebook, Peter Thiel, made over $1 Billion from his original $500,000 investment by selling his shares. A 200,000% return on his investment. money.cnn.com/2012/08/20/…
Winston Groom, the author of "Forrest Gump" the source for the titular movie, was contracted to earn 3% share of the profits. The film made about $678 million on the budget of $55 million, but Paramount did not pay Groom, using Hollywood accounting to posit that the film indeed lost money. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
70 percent of the world’s Macadamia Nuts came from one tree in Australia. All of Hawaii’s macadamias share distinctive markers with a tiny wild grouping of trees in Gympie, suggesting that all of the state’s modern crops were likely cloned out of a single Australian tree. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The new Bond film No Time To Die shares it's name with a 1958 film written by Richard Maibaum, directed by Terrence Young, and produced by Cubby Broccoli - the same team responsible for the first two Bond films en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_…
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…
In 1940s, Pepsi saw African Americans as an untapped niche market. Pepsi adverts portrayed them in a positive light - in a time with racial segregation. Pepsi faced threats from KKK. Their market share increased by 1950s. African Americans were 3 times more likely to buy Pepsi than Coca Cola. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pep…
Short sellers briefly made Volkswagen the world’s biggest company by market value with some paying as much as €1,005 a share, giving the company a value of $370 billion making it more valuable than Exxon Mobil which had a value of $343 billion. reuters.com/article/us-vo…
McDonald's celebrated its 10th anniversary by initiating its first public stock offering at $22.50 per share. After its first day as a publicly-traded company on April 21, 1965, the stock had soared to $30 per share, and its owners became millionaires investopedia.com/articles…
Juul has a 72% market share of the e-cigarette market in the United States as of September 2018. On December 20, 2018, Altria (formerly Phillip Morris), one of the world's largest cigarette manufacturers, bought 35% of Juul for $12.8 billion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juu…
The Earth has a companion asteroid (known as a trojan) that shares Earth's orbit called 2010 TK7. This is Earth's only known trojan and it oscillates in a loop preceding our orbit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
Trees secretly talk to each other and share resources using a fungal network called the World Wood Web. Some trees use the system to support their offspring, while others hijack it to sabotage their rivals. bbc.co.uk/news/av/science…
β€˜Studies have shown that earbuds cause an 11-fold increase in bacteria in the ears’ and β€˜when you share headphones, you’re doubling the microbial flora in your ears and introducing new bacteria’ marieclaire.co.uk/life/he…
United States is the largest producer of nuclear power in the world with 808,028 GWh produced, 19.3% of it's total electricity. France has the largest share of electricity generated by nuclear power with 395,908 GWh produced, 71.7% of it's total. China currently has the fastest growing program. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc…
In a group of 23 random people there is a 50% probability that a pair of the individuals share a birthday - despite there being 365 separate days each person can be born. This is referred to as the birthday paradox. With a group of just 70 people, this probability goes up to 99.9%! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
Institutional investors own 68.1% of McDonald’s while the general public holds a 31.8% stake. Insiders own under 1% of McDonald’s Corporation in their own names, or US$66.7m worth of shares simplywall.st/stocks/us/c…
In his graphic novel, Paying for It, Chester Brown shares his personal experiences in love and sex. Upon realizing he didn’t like being a boyfriend, he decided to fulfill his needs by hiring prostitutes and document it in his book youtube.com/watch?v=KCkxb…
Warren Buffett bought controlling shares of his now multibillion dollar company, Berkshire Hathaway, just to fire the CEO as revenge for trying to low-ball him when Buffett went to sell the stock. Buffett considers it the dumbest stock he ever bought. cnbc.com/id/39724884
Among the four Beatles, Lennon and McCartney were major shareholders in Northern Songs, each owning 15% of the public company's shares, and the pair earned considerable wealth over the first year of the flotation. Harrison and Ringo Starr, as contracted songwriters, owned 0.8% each. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onl…
Today I learned about "False uniqueness bias," which refers to people underestimating the number of others who share their positive traits ("unlike most people, I exercise") and overestimating the number of people who share their negative traits ("everybody smokes"). psychology.iresearchnet.c…

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