The market for gift cards in the United States is growing steadily. In year 2018 alone, Americans have spend whopping $160 billion on gift cards. Why are gift cards every retailer’s wet dream? The shop receives real money upfront, and after time, many gift cards are forgotten, lost, destroyed (remember that one time, when you washed your pants with a gift card in back pocket?).
Sean Bean, the actor known for dying on screen numerous times (23 times, to be exact) answered questions in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session. One of most wholesome facts we learned from the AMA is that a few fans mixed up Sean Bean with Mr. Bean (the clumsy comic character played by Rowan Atkinson). Sean Bean received Mr. Bean’s fan mail multiple times.
The Kindlifresserbrunnen (Swiss German for Child Eater Fountain) is a fountain in the Old Town of Bern, Switzerland. The monument depicts a seemingly angry man (or perhaps an ogre) biting off a baby’s head, with a bag of terrified babies waiting for their turn to be eaten.
Large part of Japan’s population relies on public transportation. Punctuality is an important part of Japanese culture, especially work culture. It’s not uncommon to arrive 10 minutes earlier. If you start your work at 8:00, you are expected to actually start working at 8:00, not arrive in the office at 8:00.
In 1933 a 21-year-old Kiyoko Matsumoto fell in love with fellow Jissen Women’s University student, Masako Tomita. Same sex relationships were a taboo in Japanese culture at the time. Matsumoto decided to end her life by jumping into the crater of active volcano, Mount Mihara on the Japanese fishing island of Izu Ōshima.
Heroin and synthetic opioids are among most dangerous drugs in the world. Heroin has caused almost 16,000 deaths in the United States in 2017, a huge increase from 2,000-3,000 annual deaths between 2002 and 2010. This tragic trend asks for solutions. Other countries may have found them, but some persons may not like this treatment idea.
Steven Spielberg dated aspiring actress Amy Irving from 1976 to 1980. After a break of few years, the couple reunited in 1985 and decided to get married. To avoid financial issues later, they wisely wrote a prenup (prenuptial agreement). The problem was, they just scrawled it on a cocktail napkin.
You know how smartphones sometimes get really warm after an hour of web browsing, right? And how laptop’s fan is howling on a warm day, spouting hot air from the vents. In a powerful gaming PC heat is an issue. Computers produce heat, but can a computer heat up a room? A Reddit user did some serious maths
Our beloved Star Wars actor, Luke Skywalker himself (also known as Mark Hamill) attended Nile C. Kinnick High School in Japan. The school is located in Yokosuka Naval Base nowadays, but back then it was in Yokohama (second largest city in Japan today).
As of 2019, there are at least 19 countries where denying that Holocaust happened is a crime: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Switzerland.