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A Japanese millionaire eats the same thing for almost every meal—and what he eats will shock you!

Takashi Kotegawa is a self-made millionaire who turned his part-time earnings from college of $13,600 into $153 million by trading stocks over the course of eight years. The most lavish thing he's bought is a condo worth $4.2 million. The next most expensive thing? Two Nintendo Wii systems.

Despite being able to plunk down the cash for something a lot more grand, he only eats Cup Ramen! Why? He claims it saves time and keeps him from getting sleepy in the afternoons. No doubt that this gives him more time to trade stocks!

What makes those earnings even more impressive? The average median income in Japan is $24,147—and Kotegawa has made almost six thousand times that amount!


You've heard of open-source software, but what about open-source cola? It's here—and wow, it's weird

Opencola, who was sold to Open Text Corporation in 2003, was a company that started out creating a collaborative searching software which would be completely open-source. In 2001, the company decided to use its name to its advantage and create an open-source cola as a promotional tool to explain open-source software, which they also named OpenCola.

After 150,000 cans of the cola were sold, it was apparent that the cola was much more than just a promotional tool. Just like software, the cola went through multiple revisions before arriving at its current version of 1.1.3. When referring to software, open-source means that the source code—the lines of code that actually make up the software—are available for anyone to view and modify.

A good example is the open-source web browser Mozilla Firefox. For the cola, it means that the recipe is available for anyone to view or modify for their own use.

This is on the other end of the spectrum from Coke, whose recipe is kept a secret and currently held in a secure vault at The World of Coca-Cola exhibit in Atlanta.

The recipe for OpenCola is under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL), which guarantees anyone the freedoms to use, share, copy or modify the software, or in this case, recipe. The only stipulation for OpenCola is that anyone who modifies the recipe must also license it under the GNU GPL.

In addition to the recipe itself, the company provides instructions for making home-made soda water from basic ingredients such as yeast and sugar. This is to avoid the need for anyone to have to purchase commercially produced versions or machines and effectively keep the entire process open source and doable for everyone.


There’s a haunted house so terrifying few people actually make it through!

Haunted houses are always popular around Halloween, and just like everything we do, humans always find a way to go a little overboard. There is one haunted house, called “Blackout Haunted House,” where you must be over 18 to enter and must go through alone. After you enter, you have to stay on the line or will be immediately removed from the house. You can’t touch the actors or walls, and you’re not even allowed to speak!

The house is so violent that a protective mask has to be worn at all times. So what makes it so terrifying? Ridiculously violent, and sexual, acts are constant on the walk and the majority of people are so disturbed they leave by saying, “safety,” which is the only word allowed to be uttered. Would you go? Tell us in the comments!


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An American Supermodel starred in an ad that was so racy, it caused car accidents all over Europe. Find out who it was

In 1994, major clothing retailer H&M was launching a new campaign to promote their new lingerie line all over Europe. They wanted to really grab the attention of their consumers, so they hired former Playmate of the Year Anna Nicole Smith.

You may know her as the face of Guess? Jeans or as 1993’s Playmate of the Year, but Anna Nicole’s Smith’s most famous picture was when she posed in lingerie on billboards all over Europe. The enlarged black and white photos, depicting a voluptuous Anna Nicole laying on her back, caused over eighteen car accidents in several major European Cities.

The distracted drivers were oblivious to the other surrounding cars, as they turned their heads to catch one more glimpse of the gorgeous Anna Nicole.

Before her untimely death in 2007, Anna Nicole continued to turn heads when she campaigned for weight-loss product Trim Spa in her bikini on television and billboard ads in 2003.

In 2004, she posed naked in a fashion magazine to prove that she did not undergo surgery to lose weight and that Trim Spa did in fact work.


Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions doesn't do so well with critics. Nothing they made has ever done better than 68%!

When is it time to give up on your craft of film producing? Is it after failing to release a critically successful movie after 10 attempts? 20? Well that never stopped Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions from releasing many movies each year, none of them getting higher than a 68 on Rotten Tomatoes.

Critics may not be fans of Adam Sandler and crew's sense of humor and film making, but it sure has struck a chord with movie goers. Most of the films have grossed well over $100 million and have become very profitable. The highest grossing movie was “Grown Ups,” making a whopping $271.4 million, and getting completely panned with a 10% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics tried to warn movie fans about the sequel with a 7% rating, but that still brought in $243.6 million.

The highest rated Happy Maddison movie was Funny People in 2009 which only made $71.5 million, losing about $4 million. Four of the movies manage to get some awards for the lowest rated movies of all time, scoring less than 3. “The Master of Disguise” scored a 1, “Jack and Jill” scored a 3, and “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star” and “Strange Wilderness” both scored a whopping 0. Keep trying guys!



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