The city of Trier, Germany, sold 0 euro banknotes with Karl Marx’s portrait printed on them in 2018, commemorating Marx’s 200th birthday, having been born in the city.
Budapest, Hungary declares lomtalanítás or “get-rid-of-junk” days where residents pile mountains of trash in the streets. Scavengers, scrappers, and collectors sift through the piles before sanitation workers clean it all up.
“This Land Is Your Land,” by Woody Guthrie, a popular American folk song among patriots, was originally created as a criticism of Capitalism and the U.S. government by a Communist labor organizer.
In 2015, police in Australia were called to a flat after neighbours were woken by the sounds of screaming, yelling, and destruction of furniture. It turned out to be a man trying to kill a spider.
Companies such as Wholefoods, Starbucks, Microsoft, IBM make use of prison labor.
A Hong Kong gangster kidnapped the child of Asia’s richest man and extracted $130 million ransom and later telephoned him and asked for advice on how to invest it.
George Clooney wanted Julia Roberts for the movie Ocean’s Eleven but never met her before. Julia Roberts was charging $20 million a movie at the time so Clooney, unable to afford her, send her a script with a $20 bill with a note, ‘I heard you’re getting 20 a picture.’ She agreed to do it.
A large number of PlayStations are being assembled and packaged in an almost fully automated factory in Japan rather than by cheap labor in China. One PlayStation can be assembled every thirty seconds in a factory with only four people.
There was a Beluga whale that learned how to mimic human speech and additionally told a diver to get out if his tank.
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The first person to survive going over Niagra Falls in a barrel was a 63 year old woman named Annie Edson Taylor. She was hoping to make enough money from her fame to become financially secure, but never got much, in part because her manager stole her barrel.
The US faced a nuclear threat in Arkansas in 1980 because someone dropped a socket wrench 20m which cut the outside of a rocket with 9megaton warhead on it. The cut caused fuel to explode ejecting it from the silo.