Stream of Facts
Late West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd was an avid Shakespeare fan, quoting all 37 of the renowned playwright’s works at least once during his Senate career.
Lockheed Martin CEO Robert J. Stevens was paid a nearly $1 million death benefit — despite being alive — during March 2008.
Major sporting events such as March Madness and the Super Bowl are popular times for men to schedule vasectomies.
The popular “Guitar Hero” franchise was based off of a similar series of games titled “GuitarFreaks”, published by Konami in 1999. Red Octane, the company behind “Guitar Hero,” was originally contracted to manufacture controllers for “GuitarFreaks.”
In 2006, for the first time in U.S. history, the necessary cost to manufacture a penny rose above one cent.
Since turning his focus to acting, rapper 50 Cent has had many of his trademark tattoos removed.
In April 2003, Sony came under fire after registering the phrase “shock and awe” as a trademark for a planned war game. Previously, the U.S. Military had used the term to describe attacks on Iraq during the second Gulf War.
A record number of pirate attacks occurred around Somalia in 2009, with 214 ships attacked, leading to 47 hijackings.
Shipping journal “Lloyd’s List” stopped classifying ships as feminine in 2002, after 268 years of publication.
Five years after winning £9 million (about $14 million) from the UK Lottery, Keith Gough died penniless, having blown his money on houses, cars and racehorses.
Word Of The Week
SHIRK v. - to evade the performance of an obligation.
John would always SHIRK his job, calling in sick with a new rare illness every week.
Definition taken from http://merriam-webster.com.
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