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Ryan Reynolds paid $10,000 of his own money for the right to wear a shirt with The Golden Girl’s Bea Arthur on it in Deadpool. The estate agreed for a donation in that amount to a charity of their choosing. Ryan paid it himself because he felt you couldn’t have Deadpool without Bea Arthur.

Ryan Reynolds Personally Paid for the Pleasure of Having Bea Arthur’s Likeness in Deadpool You may think you have loved in this life, but have you ever truly loved the way Ryan Reynolds loves Deadpool? The man behind the edgiest superhero this side of your 13-year-old kid brother loves Deadpool soooo much that he invested …

Ryan Reynolds paid $10,000 of his own money for the right to wear a shirt with The Golden Girl’s Bea Arthur on it in Deadpool. The estate agreed for a donation in that amount to a charity of their choosing. Ryan paid it himself because he felt you couldn’t have Deadpool without Bea Arthur. Read More »

Cards Against Humanity joked about how they could have bought a small private island with the money they donated to charity. So in 2014 they did, renaming it “Hawaii 2”

Cards Against Humanity Buys 6-Acre Maine Island AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Cards Against Humanity has purchased a 6-acre private island in Maine and is doling out 1-square-foot parcels to participants in its holiday fundraising campaign. The Chicago-based game-maker bought Birch Island in St. George Lake for about $200,000 in October and renamed it Hawaii 2, …

Cards Against Humanity joked about how they could have bought a small private island with the money they donated to charity. So in 2014 they did, renaming it “Hawaii 2” Read More »

A Polish environmental charity put a SIM card in a GPS tracker to follow the migratory pattern of a white stork. They lost track of the stork and later received a phone bill for $2,700; someone in Sudan had taken the SIM from the tracker and made over 20 hours of calls.

A Polish charity is on the hook for 10,000 złoty (£2,010, $2,648) after a tracking device it put on a white stork was stolen in Africa – and its SIM card used to make a ton of expensive phone calls. The nature group Grupa EkoLogiczna attached the GPS device to the back of the bird, …

A Polish environmental charity put a SIM card in a GPS tracker to follow the migratory pattern of a white stork. They lost track of the stork and later received a phone bill for $2,700; someone in Sudan had taken the SIM from the tracker and made over 20 hours of calls. Read More »

In 2004, an elephant saved a girl’s life in Thailand when a tsunami occurred. The girl was riding on the elephant before it hit and the elephant was able to take her to higher ground without trying to throw her off. Today, the girl’s family donates to elephant charities in Thailand.

Girl recalls how baby elephant braved the 2004 tsunami and swirling current to save her Amber Owen from United Kingdom recollected her month-long winter holiday with her parents back in 2004 and how she was saved by an elephant when a tsunami hit the Phuket beach in Thailand. Owen was just 8 years old at …

In 2004, an elephant saved a girl’s life in Thailand when a tsunami occurred. The girl was riding on the elephant before it hit and the elephant was able to take her to higher ground without trying to throw her off. Today, the girl’s family donates to elephant charities in Thailand. Read More »

Newman’s Own started out as an inside joke between Paul Newman and friend and writer AE Hotchner, who would tease Newman for calling late at night just to ‘talk about salad dressing’. They began making batches for holiday gifts. To date, over $500 million has gone to charities.

Inside the Family Battle for the Newman’s Own Brand Name The first clue something was wrong was the change in the label. It was still playful and lighthearted, radiating a message of goodness and giving on the packages of food products sold by Newman’s Own Organics, the all-organic spin-off of Newman’s Own specialty foods. The …

Newman’s Own started out as an inside joke between Paul Newman and friend and writer AE Hotchner, who would tease Newman for calling late at night just to ‘talk about salad dressing’. They began making batches for holiday gifts. To date, over $500 million has gone to charities. Read More »

In 2006 VH1 ran a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina where viewers who made donations were able to choose which music videos the station would play. One viewer donated $35,000 and requested continuous play of “99 Luftballons” and “99 Red Ballons” for an hour.

99 Luftballons The promotional video, which was originally made for the Dutch music programme TopPop and broadcast on 13 March 1983, was shot in a Dutch military training camp, the band performing the song on a stage in front of a backdrop of fires and explosions provided by the Dutch Army. Towards the end of …

In 2006 VH1 ran a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina where viewers who made donations were able to choose which music videos the station would play. One viewer donated $35,000 and requested continuous play of “99 Luftballons” and “99 Red Ballons” for an hour. Read More »

Polish priest Maximilian Kolbe provided shelter to 2000 Jews during WW2. He was later sent to Auschwitz where he volunteered to sacrifice his life for a stranger.

Maximilian Kolbe Maximilian Maria Kolbe OFM Conv. (Polish: Maksymilian Maria Kolbe [maksɨˌmʲilʲan ˌmarʲja ˈkɔlbɛ]; 8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941), a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He had been active in promoting …

Polish priest Maximilian Kolbe provided shelter to 2000 Jews during WW2. He was later sent to Auschwitz where he volunteered to sacrifice his life for a stranger. Read More »

In 1981, a California doctor worked around the clock to save the life of a (3.2 lb) premature baby boy. Exactly 30 years later, that baby (now a Paramedic/Firefighter) saved the life of the doctor when a semi struck his car.

Dr. Michael Shannon This is a true story about coming full circle in life and how the world is a lot smaller than it seems. Some find the facts too hard to imagine, and others believe it’s a miracle featuring fated twin events. There are two main characters to the story, Dr. Michael Shannon and …

In 1981, a California doctor worked around the clock to save the life of a (3.2 lb) premature baby boy. Exactly 30 years later, that baby (now a Paramedic/Firefighter) saved the life of the doctor when a semi struck his car. Read More »

In 1949 the Costa Rican government abolished their army, stating that the army “would be replaced with an army of teachers.” The country has free universal public education and a literacy rate of 97%.

Costa Rica (/ˌkɒstə ˈriːkə/ (listen); Spanish: [ˈkosta ˈrika]; literally “Rich Coast”), officially the Republic of Costa Rica (Spanish: República de Costa Rica), is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Ecuador to the south …

In 1949 the Costa Rican government abolished their army, stating that the army “would be replaced with an army of teachers.” The country has free universal public education and a literacy rate of 97%. Read More »

A section of the budget of the movie “Blues Brothers” was set aside for purchases of cocaine during night shooting.

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis.[4] It stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from “The Blues Brothers” recurring musical sketch on the NBC variety series Saturday Night Live. It features musical numbers by rhythm and blues (R&B), soul, and …

A section of the budget of the movie “Blues Brothers” was set aside for purchases of cocaine during night shooting. Read More »