Category: money

A study found that the more expensive your wedding is, the…

A study found that the more expensive your wedding is, the shorter your marriage is likely to last.

Scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid in the world – it…

Scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid in the world – it costs $39 million per gallon.
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The reason the portrait of Winston Churchill looks grumpy on the…

The reason the portrait of Winston Churchill looks grumpy on the £5 note, is because the photographer had just snatched the cigar out of Churchill’s mouth.

In Japan, ¾ths of men give all their money to their wives…

In Japan, ¾ths of men give all their money to their wives and get a monthly allowance. 

In 1999, an engineer earned $150,000 in air miles by buying…

In 1999, an engineer earned $150,000 in air miles by buying 12,150 cups of pudding worth $3000.

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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.