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Flat glass is made by melting glass on top of a pool of molten metal!

Float glass is a sheet of glass made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten metal, typically tin, although lead and various low melting point alloys were used in the past. This method gives the sheet uniform thickness and very flat surfaces.

Modern windows are made from float glass. Most float glass is soda-lime glass, but relatively minor quantities of specialty borosilicate and flat panel display glass are also produced using the float glass process.

The float glass process is also known as the Pilkington process, named after the British glass manufacturer Pilkington, which pioneered the technique in the 1950s.

Float glass uses common glass-making raw materials, typically consisting of sand, soda ash, dolomite, limestone, and salt cake.

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The plants used to make beer and marijuana are in the same botanical family!

Believe it or not you can pretty much say that both these plants are family!Cannabaceae is the scientific name that is given to this family of plants which include more de 170 species grouped in about 11 genera.

The Cannabacea family includes many plants, in which Cannabis (hemp/weed), Humulus (hops) and Celtis (hackberries) are included. And many of these plants have been used for ritual/medicinal purposes in China since 494 B.C!

Hop is currently used in the production of beer because of it's aromatic substances, while different subspecies of hemp are cultivated for the production of fiber, as a source of cheap oil, for the nutritious seeds or for medical cannabis!


Nintendo paid Mike Tyson just $50,000 to use his likeness for the NES Classic 'Mike Tyson's Punch Out!'

"Punch Out" or "Mike Tyson's Punch Out" was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. The boxing video game was consistently listed as one of the best games for the NES operating system.

However, despite his legendary status in the sport of boxing, Tyson was allegedly paid just $50,000 for a three-year use of his likeness. This was probably because when they licensed his image, he was yet to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

The game features the boxer Little Mac working his way up the boxing ranks to a final fight with the game version of Mike Tyson.


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Seinfeld still makes a ton of money, even though they're all reruns!

It's been nearly two decades since “Seinfeld” brought the world laughter, smiles, and class-A entertainment while providing absolutely no storyline whatsoever.

It turns out that even in recent times, Jerry Seinfeld's show still brings the laugh—and the money. He's still one of the top ranking comedians in terms of earning.

The show's 180-episodes still brings in a lucrative $3 billion in syndication royalties!

The show was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld himself. It ran for 9 seasons, originally airing on July 5, 1989 and the final episode airing May 14, 1998.

It was critically hailed as a top comedy and a cultural phenomenon. It led the Neilson ratings in its 6th and 9th season and finished in the top two every year from 1994 to 1998.

It was even heralded as the greatest television show of all time by TV Guide in 2002.

It's no wonder that running the show again, even in this new era of reality shows and award-worthy dramas, the show still makes a ton.


Foreign Journalists and Cameramen Were Deported From Fiji After Mocking Fiji's Government!

In 2009, the Fiji Daily Post didn’t take kindly to suppression of the media from their Secretary of Department.

When told they had to quit posting negative political articles in their media, they took to satire to fire back.

With stories such as “Man Gets On Bus” and “Breakfast As Usual”, the Fiji Daily held protest through their work by mocking the government.

The Fiji Daily also printed mass copies of newspapers that had large blank spots where political articles would have gone and completely stopped airing their Fiji One evening program.

When this happened, the foreign journalists in Fiji were then called to step down at their positions. When refusing, Dorney and Aston were then deported from Fiji and the cameraman Matt Smith was banned from ever returning to Fiji.

The government stated that they breached their visa contracts by doing such.



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