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$5 Billion Fine for Facebook’s Privacy Violations, Wall $$?

Strange News Alert: Facebook is about to be hit with the largest fine ever imposed by the FTC against a tech company, 5 billion dollars, but the strange thing is, this is being called just a “slap on the wrist” for the super wealthy world social media giant. The FTC began probing Facebook in March … Continue reading

Canada: Stop Spocking Fivers

Here’s a strange ongoing problem in Canada. Since February 27, 2015 when Leonard Nimoy who played the character of Mister Spock on the TV show Star Trek passed away, people in Canada have been defacing (re-facing?) 5 dollar bills to make Sir Wilfrid Laurier look like Spock. Bank of Canada is pleading with Star Trek … Continue reading

The World’s Oldest Business is 1,441 Years Old

What currently running business is the oldest known? We were impressed to learn that a Japanese manufacturer of sake, Sudo-Honke, based in Obara was established in the year 1141 AD! Sudo Honke (Established in 1141) Sake is one of the best loved alcoholic beverages in Japan and, much like whisky in Scotland, its manufacture is … Continue reading

Man Wins $1 Million on Birthday

Happy Birthday to the South Carolina man who won a million dollars today on his birthday. He won the lottery in Hollywood. Did you know there is a Hollywood in South Carolina? Well there is. May 1 (UPI) — A South Carolina man’s $1 million lottery jackpot came at the just the right time for … Continue reading

A 1.4 Million Dollar Speedy Pigeon

The most unlikely news I saw today was this: Armando, a champion speedy pigeon, was purchased for a record 1.4 million dollars by a Chinese bird racing enthusiast. PIPA, the website that organized the auction for Belgian breeder Joel Verschoot, said a pigeon named Armando was purchased by a Chinese buyer for $1.4 million, the … Continue reading

36-Year Old Coupon Honored

It seems unlikely, but a 36-year-old coupon for 20 cents off of Crisco vegetable oil was honored recently by Anatoly Shashkin, the store manager at a North Shore Farms store in Mineola, Long Island, New York. The coupon, issued by Proctor and Gamble in 1983, stated it had “no expiration date,” so Shashkin decided to accept … Continue reading

First $1.5 BILLION Lottery Winner. Really?

The strangest thing I saw in the news today is that someone in South Carolina won over a billion dollars in a lottery. Billion with a B. What the heck? Did people really put over 1.5 billion dollars of their own money into playing the lottery so one lucky  person can become instantly uber rich? … Continue reading

Sub-Zero Sun Dogs, Alaska Prep

I’ve seen sun dogs before and have probably blogged about them, but cold weather as a cause got my attention due to my quest to take my fiancé’s ashes up to Alaska. Here are the sun dogs: Sub-zero temperatures in West Michigan led to many residents spotting a “sun dog” phenomenon that made it look … Continue reading

Dishwasher Awarded $21 Million

In Florida, it is possible to become a multi-millionaire in just over 10 years working as a dishwasher. What’s more, you will definitely get Sundays off. This unlikely thing happened recently for a woman in Miami. A former dishwasher at a Miami hotel, fired after missing work on Sundays for religious reasons, was awarded a … Continue reading

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