Between 2007 and 2012, drug wholesalers shipped 780 million oxycodone and hydrocodone doses to West Virginia, or 433 pills per person. During this time, 1,728 people in the state fatally overdosed on the painkillers. cbsnews.com/news/probe-78…
During a 6-year span, drug wholesalers shipped 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to pharmacies throughout West Virginia. 1,728 West Virginians fatally overdosed on those two painkillers during this time. web.wvgazettemail.com/new…
A lot of fast fashion businesses do something called private label. They buy wholesale and have the wholesaler put their tag on their clothes. They don't design the clothes, it's all predesigned stuff like on Alibaba. Forever 21, H & M, Zara, and others do this. racked.com/2011/8/15/7754…
A Hezbollah cell was uncovered in Charlotte, NC when a detective working a second job at a tobacco wholesaler observed members come in to buy large quantities of cigarettes for cash. Further investigation into illegal tobacco shipping uncovered their true identities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
There is a beer and alcohol wholesaler in North Carolina named Ass Clown Beer & Wine. abc.nc.gov/product/wholes…
Sci-Fi writer Philip K. Dick's writing had accumulated a total revenue of over US $1 billion by 2009: Blade Runner (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall (from We Can Remember It for You Wholesale), Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, The Adjustment Bureau, among others. wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip…
In the 80's, Canadian retailer Zellers used to wholesale pirate Atari 2600 games, only minimally changing box art and names youtu.be/SJ2hwLFMxOg?t=29…
Miriam Margolyes' [Professor Sprout] flat-roofed coastal cottage was rented by a helicopter drugs gang as one of a network of drop-off points for over 1,100lb/Β£17 million wholesale Class A drugs. bbc.com/news/uk-england-m…
In 1988 the UK de-recognised the Cambodian embassy in London in order to enter the building and remove squatters who had occupied it since 1976. Under the 'adverse possession' common law, the squatters would have gained title to the building following twelve years of continuous occupation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dip…
Yiwu International Trade City the world's largest wholesale market is 4 million square meters that's 298 average sized Costcos or 10 Mall of Americas. thisisinsider.com/made-in…
The world’s largest grocery wholesale company is based in a nondescript office in Keene, New Hampshire. The company uses unmarked trucks and the owner hasn't given an interview in over a decade. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
Except WA, all states operate on a three tier system regarding alcohol, in which producers can sell their products only to wholesale distributors who then sell to retailers, and only retailers may sell to consumers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
After the Great Depression, the Da Beers group held a virtual monopoly in the diamond industry and stockpiled diamonds, but kept supply in the market low to sell them up to 200% more than the wholesale price and is the reason diamonds are still expensive today. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Some of the Corporations that utilize American prison labor include Walmart, Eddie Bauer, Victoria's Secret, Microsoft, Starbucks, McDonald's, Nintendo, Chevron Corporation, Bank of America, Koch Industries, Boeing and Costco Wholesale. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inc…
In 2003, a young internet troll posted fake information about the 1990s cartoon Street Sharks onto a wiki, creating new episodes and characters wholesale. That fake information is now unwittingly perpetuated on the internet by Street Sharks fans throughout the world. geek.com/tech/how-i-used-…
The Roman emperor Caracalla, when visiting Alexandria because he loved Alexander the Great, heard some people making jokes about how he murdered his brother. In response, he had almost the entire city killed and buried wholesale, then didn't mention it more as they "deserved to suffer this fate" penelope.uchicago.edu/Tha…
No membership is required to buy alcohol at wholesale clubs like Sam's Club & Costco en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/W…
In Texas its illegal to own more than 5 dildos statutes.capitol.texas.go…
While working at a railway, Richard Sears' station received a shipment of gold watches but the jeweler refused the shipment. Sears got the watches at a reduced rate (a common scam) and sold them to his coworkers who needed to keep accurate time. The success lead to his first mail-order catalog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
There is a Belarusian TV show called "The Theorists" that is a wholesale rip-off of "The Big Bang Theory", right down to the theme song. youtube.com/watch?v=K1gro…
10 years before he wrote the Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum advocated for the wholesale genocide of the Native American people hsmt.history.ox.ac.uk/cou…
In the 1880’s, the wholesale price of lobster was less than ten cents per pound. Lobsters were served to children, prisoners and indentured servants. When they rebelled, it was put into their contracts that they would not eat lobster more than three times a week. salisbury.edu/dining/pdf%…
Over a span of six years, pharmaceutical companies have sent 400 pain pills to West Virginia for every person living in West Virginia. npr.org/2016/12/22/506550…
, The international market of Rungis, in a southern suburb of Paris, France, covers 232-hectares (573 acres). With over 1.7 million tonnes brought annually, it has the largest turnover of any wholesale markets in the world. eupedia.com/france/
BJ's Wholesale Club has a Funeral department bjs.com/home/funeral.cate…
Why I have to type in two words into reCAPTCHA instead of one, and the reason is pure genius. google.com/recaptcha/lear…
The world's oldest known complaint letter was written to a Sumerian copper merchant named Ea-Nasir almost 4000 years ago on a clay tablet: "You put ingots which were not good before my messenger and said: 'If you want to take them, take them; if you do not want to take them, go away!'" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
The California energy crisis was caused by a manufactured shortage of electricity by energy companies wanting to drive up prices en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
You can buy alcohol at Costco/Sam's Club without a membership consumerist.com/2009/01/0…
Use Ctrl+Shift+Click to Open Programs as Administrator in Windows 7 lifehacker.com/5592973/us…
What "New York Times Best Seller" means and how the list is compiled

I'm not from the US, and have always wondered why some books are advertised as "New York Times Bestsellers" when, as far as I knew, the New York Times is a newspaper. Apparently The New York Times Best Seller list: > is based on weekly sales reports obtained from selected samples of independent and chain bookstores and wholesalers throughout the United States

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