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Largest corporate profits and losses

I read somewhere that AOL Time Warner had the largest ever corporate loss of $100 Billion in a year in 2002. This is a complete list of largest profits and losses both annual and quarterly. In 2008, one company lost […]

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The funny looking letter ʃ (s) of olde times

Printed documents from centuries past are hard to read for many reasons. One of them is the strange symbol they use for ’s’ that look more like a modern ‘f’ to me. I decided to find out why they used […]

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All the flying cars in one place

This site compiles info (including photos) on every credible design for the new age of urban mobility: eVTOL, flying car, and flying taxi. | learn more

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Ikea is a nonprofit (technically)

“Ikea is a nonprofit dedicated to furthering the advancement of architecture and interior design–a cause they give a pittance of $2 million or so to a year.” Click through for an overview of their clever tax avoidance structure. | learn more

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College students enrolling in ‘adulting’ classes

We can and should laugh at this. And we should also shed a tear for the sad reality that our education system doesn’t leave kids well prepared to live in modern society. Maybe schools should teach how to understand taxes, […]

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Eagles vs turkeys

Benjamin Franklin did not like the choice of Bald Eagle for our nation’s most esteemed bird. He thought the turkey was more fitting. | learn more

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The longest case of hiccups ever

“The longest recorded case in medical history can be credited to one Charles Osborne, a farmer who continuously hiccuped for 68 years.” | learn more

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150 years of Nature papers

“Science is a network, each paper linking those that came before with those that followed. In an exclusive analysis, researchers have delved into Nature’s part of that network. We explore their results, taking you on a tour of 150 years […]

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Bikes masquerading as TVs

A bike manufacturer tried everything to lower shipping damage of their product, and nothing did the trick until they started making their boxes look like TVs. “Here’s how that one tiny decision made a huge impact.” | learn more