Feb. 18, 2015
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 12:57

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  The most successful American industry for investors since 1900 is tobacco.  Saddam Hussein was a fan of "Scarface" and named one of his money laundering companies after Tony Montana.  And there's only one company left in America that manufactures silverware.

 

2. A new survey on Americans and dogs found people in California are most affectionate with their dogs . . . people in Nebraska are least affectionate . . . and 86% of people say "I love you" to their dog at least once a month.

 

3. A writer for Yahoo tried every drink at Starbucks and came up with a ranking.  The Coffee Frappuccino came in on top . . . the Caramel Frappuccino came in last.

 

4. Researchers have found that the language patterns people use in one-star reviews on Yelp is similar to the language patterns people use when they describe a serious trauma . . . like 9/11 or a school shooting.

 

5. A Krispy Kreme in England just apologized for inviting kids to "KKK Wednesday."  The "KKK" stood for "Krispy Kreme Klub," since they spelled "klub" with a "K."  The KKK isn't as infamous in England, so they probably didn't realize it had a negative connotation . . . but people on Facebook quickly let them know.

 

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