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Apple Co-founder Ronald Wayne Sold His Apple Shares for $800 – Costing Him $35 Billion

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the co-founders of Apple, Ronald Wayne, made perhaps the biggest mistake of his life in 1976. In fact, it was probably one of the biggest financial blunders in history. If it isn’t the worst decision ever, it is up there among them. I can hear a lot of you now asking why? Well, …

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Google First Name Was Backrub

Reading Time: 2 minutes Could you ever imagine the first thing you type into your favorite internet browser being backrub? Didn’t think so, but it nearly happened, and Google being named backrub may have not have resulted in the burgeoning success story it is today. When Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin first began work on Google it was …

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Confederate Money Wasn’t Real Money, It Was Fake

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s what seems like a silly question to ask. Was Confederate money real or fake? Surely a currency that can be traded among people for goods and services is real, but the unique circumstances of the era proved to suggest otherwise. When the confederate states of America seceded from the Union they required, among other things, …

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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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