Passengers leaving Hawaii on Alaska Airlines can travel with one “properly packaged” box of pineapples as checked baggage for free.
93% of dog owners in the U.S. say their dog has made them a better person in at least one way, a study found.
Reading fiction can help boost your empathy by practicing your ability to see the world through other people’s eyes, whether it be the author’s or a character’s.
The Dodge Brothers sued Henry Ford in 1919 on the grounds that a company should act in the interests of its shareholders and not for the good of society, its customers or its employees.
The reason lead levels in children’s blood have dropped 85% in the past thirty years is because of an unknown scientist who fought car companies to end leaded gasoline. He also removed it from paint, suggested its removal from pipes, and campaigned for the removal of lead solder from cans.
68 Chinese students paid 8,000 RMB per year ($1159) to be full time students at a university and after 4 years learned they weren’t enrolled, their teachers didn’t work for the school, and they got scammed. This happened on the school’s campus.
Elvis Presley was known for being so generous that he had problems not buying strangers and friends expensive gifts. Elvis’s maid and cook Mary Jenkins was gifted six cars including three Cadillacs from him before his death. Elvis also gave his dentist and jeweler cars. Elvis used to say “What good is money if you aren’t using it to make someone happy”.
19th century England (and later the US) had ‘Ugly Clubs’ where people that had less desirable facial traits met up to drink, sing, and satirize their own looks.
In Norway they publish their citizen’s annual tax returns online. If you accesses someone’s tax return, that person will receive a notification that someone’s checking on him.
Facebook secretly conducted a huge psychological experiment on its users to see if it could alter their emotional state.