While shooting “The Blues Brothers” movie, they had a budget for cocaine.

9/08/2022 We had a budget in the movie for cocaine for night shoots,” Dan Aykroyd tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Ned Zeman of the careening, madcap production of John Landis’s 1980 movie, The Blues Brothers, in which he starred alongside John Belushi. “Everyone did it, including me. Never to excess, and not ever to where I wantedContinue reading “While shooting “The Blues Brothers” movie, they had a budget for cocaine.”

The DEA spends an average of $4.20 for every marijuana plant they uproot.

Post First Published: 9/08/2022 Post First Edited: 17 September 2022 From: The government spent $18 million destroying marijuana plants last year – By Christopher Ingraham. Washington Post. April 15, 2016 at 10:18 AM EDT. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s controversial cannabis eradication program continued apace in 2015, new numbers released by the administration show. In 2015, local, stateContinue reading “The DEA spends an average of $4.20 for every marijuana plant they uproot.”

Jonah Hill snorted so much fake cocaine while filming “The Wolf of Wall Street” that he got bronchitis.

8/08/2022 From: Jonah Hill: ‘Snorting fake cocaine in a Scorsese movie is pretty iconic’ (The Guardian Interview With Hermione Hoby, 2014) Being cast in The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese’s biopic about Jordan Belfort, the New York stockbroker multimillionaire played by Leonardo DiCaprio, has evidently been nothing short of a dream. “[People] can diss me allContinue reading “Jonah Hill snorted so much fake cocaine while filming “The Wolf of Wall Street” that he got bronchitis.”

In 2013, A Fake Tweet Temporarily Wiped Out US$130 Billion Off The Stock Market.

Post First Published: 8/08/2022 11:48 AM Post First Updated: October 2 4:19 PM From : How Does One Fake Tweet Cause a Stock Market Crash? By Christopher Matthews April 24, 2013. And Fake Tweet Sees $136.5 Billion Wiped Off S&P At 1:07 p.m. on Tuesday, the Twitter feed of the Associated Press told us that Barack Obama had been injured in anContinue reading “In 2013, A Fake Tweet Temporarily Wiped Out US$130 Billion Off The Stock Market.”

In 2013, a fake tweet temporarily wiped out US$130 billion off the stock market.

8/08/2022 From : How Does One Fake Tweet Cause a Stock Market Crash? By Christopher Matthews April 24, 2013. And Fake Tweet Sees $136.5 Billion Wiped Off S&P At 1:07 p.m. on Tuesday, the Twitter feed of the Associated Press told us that Barack Obama had been injured in an explosion at the White House. The tweet was fake — the productContinue reading “In 2013, a fake tweet temporarily wiped out US$130 billion off the stock market.”

The iPhone only exists because Steve Jobs ‘hated this guy at Microsoft’

Post First Published: 8/08/2022 Post Updated: 27/08/2022 Via https://www.theguardian.com/ – The iPhone only exists because Steve Jobs ‘hated this guy at Microsoft’ – Samuel Gibbs 21 June 2017 If it wasn’t for one particular executive at Microsoft, whom Steve Jobs seemingly hated with a passion, Apple may never have created the iPhone or iPad. Recounting the storyContinue reading “The iPhone only exists because Steve Jobs ‘hated this guy at Microsoft’”

The average car in Britain is parked for 96% of the time.

7/08/2022 Figures analysed by the RAC Foundation show around 80 per cent of Britain’s 26 million homes were built with a front plot. Of these around seven million gardens are now concreted over to park cars rather than grow flowers-that’s an area equivalent to 100 Hype Parks or 72 Olympic Parks. Car parked for 96%Continue reading “The average car in Britain is parked for 96% of the time.”

Britain accidentally invaded Spain in 2002.

7/08/2022 Red-faced Royal Marines have been forced to beat a hasty retreat after storming a Spanish beach resort instead of the fortress rock of Gibraltar. A map-reading glitch sent the 20-strong invasion force onto the beach at La Linea, the town on the frontier with the British colony, to the surprise of Spanish locals. TheContinue reading Britain accidentally invaded Spain in 2002.”

The inventor of Vaseline used to eat a spoonful of it every day.

Post First Published: 7/08/2022 1:17 PM Post First Updated: 20 September 2022 4:04 PM Sir Robert Augustus Chesebrough, (January 9, 1837 – September 8, 1933) was an American chemist. He discovered petroleum jelly, which he marketed as Vaseline, and founded the Chesebrough Manufacturing Company. Sir Robert Chesebrough started his career as a chemist who refined kerosene from the oil of theContinue reading “The inventor of Vaseline used to eat a spoonful of it every day.”

German chocolate cake was invented in Texas

Post First Published: July 3 2022 8:13 AM Post First Updated: October 2 2022 6:43 PM It may surprise you to learn that German Chocolate Cake is not actually German. (But don’t worry, it’s still very much chocolate and still very much cake.) And it’s also very Texan. Pecans aren’t historically found in the GermanContinue reading “German chocolate cake was invented in Texas”