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50% of the Ownership of Domino’s Pizza Was Traded for a Vw Beetle

Reading Time: 3 minutes Imagine trading 50% of the ownership of Domino’s Pizza for a VW Beetle, a used one at that. Is it something that you would do, or even consider doing? Well certainly not today, but place yourself in the shoes of one of the co-founders of the then young company, without the benefit of knowing the …

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Tipping in Iceland Isn’t Expected

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tipping in Iceland, as opposed to other countries like the USA, isn’t expected. While there are many factoids circulating that say that tipping in Iceland isn’t allowed, this isn’t necessarily the case. You won’t be arrested, fined or even frowned upon if you leave a tip. Neither is it considered rude to do so, but it’s …

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YouTube Started As A Dating Site

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that YouTube started as a dating site? The world’s most popular video hosting and sharing website was initially going to be for nothing more than hooking up and dating. YouTube is of course the king of the online video market. It has succeeded in making ordinary people famous and has launched several …

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Colonel Sanders Story – He Was Paid to Stop Talking Crap About Kfc

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most of us are familiar with KFC and its founder, but this is one colonel Sanders story that you may not have heard of before. It’s peculiar because of what he actually did. Would you rubbish or talk crap about an invention that you made? It’s unlikely, but it does happen. In most cases the criticism …

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A Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame Will Cost You At Least $30,000

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever thought that a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame would cost someone money to have their name there? Well it does and it’s a hefty fee. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the many tourist attractions in LA. It has to be among the largest and most well known …

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How to Pronounce Nike?

Reading Time: 2 minutes How to pronounce Nike? It’s a question that has befuddled many people for many years. Some people pronounce the name “Nike,” with a silent “E,” others pronounce it “Ni-key,” with a trailing “y” sound, a two syllable word. Which do you use and which one is correct? Unfortunately for many people, over time you forget …

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Google Tried To Sell Itself In 1999 To Excite For $1 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes A little while ago, not so long at all, two men tried to sell Google to Excite.com. It wasn’t a prank or a con either, it was a legitimate attempt to sell the worlds largest website. The two men who tried to sell Google to Excite.com were Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two Stanford university …

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Microsoft Included Solitaire in Windows So Users Could Learn Drag and Drop

Reading Time: 2 minutes Perhaps one of the biggest time waster in the office since the advent of the water cooler would have to be solitaire on Microsoft Windows. Originally a simple one player card game, it made its transition to the digital world as part of a package with Microsoft Windows. But it begs the question. Why did …

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Pablo Escobar Spent $2500 A Month On Rubber Bands

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to wealthy criminals few surpass Pablo Escobar, possibly the most notorious drug lord in the modern era. He was estimated to have a personal wealth in the early 1990’s of $25 billion, with Forbes listing him as the world’s 7th richest man. But being a wealthy criminal has its difficulties, and that’s where …

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Green Eggs And Ham Was Written Because Of A Bet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Undoubtedly one of the most popular stories written by Dr Seuss is Green Eggs and Ham. Rarely a child who has picked up one of his books wouldn’t have at least heard of it. One of the most amazing things about Green Eggs and Ham is the number of words used, and it was written …

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