Category: money

The movie “Paranormal Activity” had a budget of only…

The movie “Paranormal Activity” had a budget of only $15,000 but made $194 million. During the screening, people began walking out; one studio executive thought the film was bombing. They later learned that the viewers were actually leaving because they were too frightened.

The author of Forrest Gump had a deal to receive a lump sum and…

The author of Forrest Gump had a deal to receive a lump sum and a cut of the film’s net profits, but Paramount reported a loss and refused to pay him the cut. He settled with Paramount and they bought the rights to the sequel, which has been stuck in development for over a decade.

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Famous boxing announcer Michael Buffer got his catchphrase…

Famous boxing announcer Michael Buffer got his catchphrase “Lets Get Ready to Rumble” trademarked in 1992. As of the year 2009, the trademark is worth $400 million from it being licensed. 

Residents in Surabaya, Indonesia can pay for the bus with…

Residents in Surabaya, Indonesia can pay for the bus with plastic waste instead of money. Paying with plastic will grant you with 2 hours of travel. The aim is to reduce plastic waste whilst getting more people to use public transport, thus lowering the number of cars on the road.

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There are clubs in New Zealand you can join where you get to…

There are clubs in New Zealand you can join where you get to design and hand make your very own coffin. The coffin clubs not only help people save money on their death expenses, but it brings people together to help them face the inevitable.

Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money. The…

Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money. The rest exists only on computers.

“­W­e­ invented money and we use it, yet we cannot…understand its laws or control its actions. It has a life of its own.”

– Lionel Trilling, literary critic

Studies have suggested that losses are, psychologically, twice…

Studies have suggested that losses are, psychologically, twice as powerful as gains. So winning $100 feels as good to us as losing $50 feels bad.

Studies have suggested that losses are, psychologically, twice…

Studies have suggested that losses are, psychologically, twice as powerful as gains. So winning $100 feels as good to us as losing $50 feels bad.

James Randi offered one million US dollars to anyone who could…

James Randi offered one million US dollars to anyone who could demonstrate supernatural or paranormal ability. The offer lasted for over 50 years and no one was successfully able to claim it.

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They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but there’s a dog in…

They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but there’s a dog in Colombia that would certainly argue with that. The clever pooch started paying for biscuits with tree leaves after seeing students pass banknotes to a food stall attendant in exchange for the tasty treats. He decided to try it for himself one day, and after getting the result he wanted, he’s been doing it ever since.

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