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Bill Gates Is The Worlds Richest Man Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute It has been a matter of six years in the wilderness as the worlds richest man for Microsoft founder Bill Gates but he has now regained the mantle of worlds richest man from Mexican Carlos Slim. Bill Gates estimated fortune of a staggering $72.7 billion has just surpassed that of Mr Slims of $72.1 Billion. …

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69% of People Will Work After Winning the Lottery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that a massive 69 percent of Americans would continue to work after winning the lottery? It may sound like a high percentage of people, but it’s true. Imagine for just a moment. You purchased a ticket in the lottery. It’s something that you do on a regular basis. Of course you hope …

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Why Is Burger King Called Hungry Jacks In Australia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Any visitor to Australia will notice a distinct lack of Burger King restaurants. But the eagle eyed tourist will clearly notice that other fast food restaurants have a strong presence in the country. For instance, You will find a McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway, Domino’s or Pizza Hut with relative ease. In some cases, franchises …

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Ke$ha Wasn’t Credited or Paid for Her Breakout Hit

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is just spectacular. Ke$ha wasn’t paid a dime for her breakout hit. She wasn’t even credited for it. But, even though it was unfair, her performance launched her career and made her who she is today. When Flo Rida’s chart topping hit, Right Round was released in 2008, it quickly rose to the top …

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Speedy Gonzales Was Banned By Cartoon Network For Being Racially Offensive

Reading Time: 2 minutes It may not seem that odd that Speedy Gonzales was banned by Cartoon Network for being racially offensive, but it was the way that he returned to air that is totally amazing. Speedy Gonzales is a Warner Bros. cartoon that first aired in 1953. It features a Mexican mouse as the title character that has …

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Steve Jobs’ First Business Was Selling Illegal Blue Boxes That Gave People Free Phone Calls

Reading Time: 2 minutes Steve Jobs’ first business was selling a device called a blue box. What exactly was a blue box? It was a device that allowed people to make phone calls for free. That’s right people, the late head of the largest company in the world started off his stellar career conducting an illegal activity. However, even …

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Apple’s Original Logo Featured Sir Isaac Newton Under an Apple Tree

Reading Time: 3 minutes These days when someone mentions apple, most people think of the over priced consumer electronic products. You know the things. The $2,000 Facebook machine or the new flexible iPhone. But believe it or not, there was once a time when the word apple would mean fruit. Yeah, I know, I can’t believe it either. In …

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Netflix Was Founded Because Of A Late Fee For A Movie

Reading Time: 3 minutes Netflix was founded because of a late fee for a movie. Now, you might be wondering to yourself, why would anyone bother getting so riled up over a late fee that they would go out and start up a new business. Well, let’s just say that if you could see a massive failure in customer …

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PT Barnum Would Trick People With A “This Way To Egress” Sign

Reading Time: 3 minutes   This is one old proverb I love, “a fool and his money are soon parted.” It’s a sentiment that rings true throughout the ages. In today’s world the fool is often the victim of an elaborate scheme or conman, working online or through other illicit means. I mean, we all seem to have that …

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