The countries with the highest rates of female in management positions are Russia, Latvia and Indonesia, while the lowest are the US, the UK, Spain, Denmark and Germany.
In 1977, 20th Century Fox had so little faith in the “Star Wars” franchise that they gave away all of the movie licensing and merchandising rights to George Lucas in exchange for his $500,000 directorial fee. In 2014, the overall value of the franchise was estimated at $37 billion.
After the removal of the Creek and Cherokee from their lands, the state of Georgia held a series of public lotteries to give away the property to White settlers.
Italy didn’t have tomatoes until 1548, which is why traditional Italian food doesn’t use tomatoes.
Laws in Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas prohibit people who don’t believe in God to hold the public office.
In New York subways, booth attendants would sprinkle chili powder in coin slots to stop people from “coin sucking”.
A female doctor from Brazil, after being fed up from burglars jumping over her fence and steal her belongings, tapped dozen of HIV-infected syringes atop her metal fence with a warning board saying, ”Wall with HIV positive blood. No trespassing.”
One theory on why we live in three dimensions is that when the Big Bang occurred, only 3 of the 9 spatial dimensions expanded infinitely.
A study by the London School of Economics found that the place human beings feel most miserable is work.
“Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day” idea came from a company trying to sell more cereal during its 1944 marketing campaign.