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Bill Gates Is The Worlds Richest Man Again

Reading Time: < 1 minutes 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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Nolan Bushnell Rejected Steve Jobs Offer for 30% Share in Apple

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well that would suck. Could you imagine turning down $140 billion? Yeah, that’s billion with a “B”, and 140 of them. That was the fateful decision one man made one day in 1976, but how was he to know what the future held? Who was the man and what was it he turned down? It …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kodak Nuclear Reactor Secretly Kept in Rochester New York

Reading Time: 2 minutes KODAK had a secret nuclear reactor stored in a baspermt in Rochester, New York, and no one knew about it. When you think about KODAK it’s hard not to think about cameras. It was their business, and their calling card. Just mention the name KODAK and people the world over know that you are talking about …

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