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According to Analysis Based on the Insurance Industry’s Data, People Would Live an Average of 9,000 Years Before an Accident, Murder, or Disaster Got Them.

Consider a world where the only way to die was in a sudden accident, such as a car accident, falling down the stairs, or being struck by lightning. But did you know how long people would live given that there were no external factors? An analysis based on insurance industry data concluded that without aging …

According to Analysis Based on the Insurance Industry’s Data, People Would Live an Average of 9,000 Years Before an Accident, Murder, or Disaster Got Them. Read More »

Brick Tax

In 1784, Great Britain Imposed Tax on Bricks to Pay for the War in America. This Made People Start Using Larger Bricks.

The brick tax was a property tax imposed in the United Kingdom in 1784 during King George III’s reign. This truly affected construction during those times. But why did the UK impose a tax on bricks? The United Kingdom imposed a tax on bricks to fund the war in America in 1784. As a result, …

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34KG Pearl

A Fisherman from the Philippines Found a Pearl Weighing 34 Kilograms. It is Estimated to be Worth $100 Million. The Fisherman was Unaware of its Value and Kept the Pearl Under His Bed for 10 Years.

The only gemstones in the world that originate from living things are pearls. These priceless gems are created by mollusks like oysters and mussels, which humanity has sought since ancient times. But did you know that a fisherman from the Philippines found the largest pearl weighing 24 kilograms? The giant pearl measures 30 cm wide, …

A Fisherman from the Philippines Found a Pearl Weighing 34 Kilograms. It is Estimated to be Worth $100 Million. The Fisherman was Unaware of its Value and Kept the Pearl Under His Bed for 10 Years. Read More »

La Sagrada

Barcelona’s Basilica of La Sagrada Familia Took 100 Years to be Built Because Its Late Architect, Antoni Gaudi, Specified in His Will That the Construction Cannot be Funded by Corporate Donations or Government Funding.

The Basilica of La Sagrada Familia is a church in Barcelona, Catalonia, and is currently the largest unfinished Catholic church in the world. It was designed by the Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi. But did you know that Gaudi had a peculiar request for the construction of his work? According to the will of its late …

Barcelona’s Basilica of La Sagrada Familia Took 100 Years to be Built Because Its Late Architect, Antoni Gaudi, Specified in His Will That the Construction Cannot be Funded by Corporate Donations or Government Funding. Read More »

Uncapped Exemption for Irish Artists

Ireland Limits Taxation on Writers, Artists, Composers, Painters, and Other Creatives for Their Contribution to Culture.

Income tax is a direct tax levied by the government on the earnings of its citizens. The Income Tax Act of 1961 requires the central government to collect this tax. Every year, the government can change the income levels and tax rates in its Union Budget. Income does not only refer to monetary compensation. In …

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Henning Nickel

Francis Henning Made Up Half a Million Counterfeit Nickels Called Henning Nickels. Several of these were Later Recovered, Melted Down and Made Into Actual Nickels by the US Mint.

The Henning Nickel is arguably one of the most fascinating coins in American history, but some people are debating whether or not to add it to their collection. Do you know what a Henning Nickel is?  Francis Henning, the man who created over 500,000 counterfeit nickels. Many Henning Nickels were recovered, melted down, and turned …

Francis Henning Made Up Half a Million Counterfeit Nickels Called Henning Nickels. Several of these were Later Recovered, Melted Down and Made Into Actual Nickels by the US Mint. Read More »

Broke NBA Players

According to Sports Illustrated, About 60% of Former NBA Players Go Broke within 5 Years of Retirement. Whereas 78% of Former NFL Players Reach Bankruptcy within 2 Years of Retirement.

Pro athletes are frequently chastised for earning far too much money. However, a surprising number are not at the top of their game regarding wealth management. But did you know more NFL players reach bankruptcy before NBA players? According to a Sports Illustrated article from 2009, 60% of former NBA players are bankrupt within five …

According to Sports Illustrated, About 60% of Former NBA Players Go Broke within 5 Years of Retirement. Whereas 78% of Former NFL Players Reach Bankruptcy within 2 Years of Retirement. Read More »

Mohammed Aisha

Mohammaed Aisah, a Sailor, was Stranded on a Cargo Ship Near the Suez Canal for Almost 4 Years. The Ship’s Owner had Financial Difficulties, and the Captain Left the Vessel. The Courts Decided that the Lone Sailor Aboard be the Legal Guardian of the Ship.

The Egyptian Red Sea Port Authority has shied away from responsibility in the shocking case of Mohammad Aisha and the Bahraini-flagged MV Aman. According to representatives of the union federation representing the stranded seafarer, they have a moral obligation to act now, regardless of legal rights and wrongs. But did you know how long the …

Mohammaed Aisah, a Sailor, was Stranded on a Cargo Ship Near the Suez Canal for Almost 4 Years. The Ship’s Owner had Financial Difficulties, and the Captain Left the Vessel. The Courts Decided that the Lone Sailor Aboard be the Legal Guardian of the Ship. Read More »

Canadian Lottery

Canadian Lottery Winners Must Be Able to Answer a Math Question Correctly without Using a Calculator Before They Can Claim Their Winnings.

The probability of winning the Lottery Jackpot is one in 292.2 million. The chances of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are slimmer, at one in 302.6 million. But did you know what you need to do before claiming your winnings from the Canadian Lottery?  Before winners can claim their prize, the Canadian Lottery requires them …

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Price Tag

Quakers Invented the Price Tag. They were Created Because Quakers Viewed Haggling as Immoral Since Different People Paid Different Prices for the Same Item.

A price tag is a label that states the cost of a product for sale. It could be a sticker, or it could be attached with a twist tie or another method. Some jurisdictions require that items are individually priced, or that shelf tags or barcode scanners be available so customers can determine prices without …

Quakers Invented the Price Tag. They were Created Because Quakers Viewed Haggling as Immoral Since Different People Paid Different Prices for the Same Item. Read More »