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New York City gives UPS over 15,000 parking tickets a month!

New York isn’t very friendly to the people delivering our mail-or to anyone really. In most of New York’s narrow streets, there are no legal spots to park and so many UPS trucks have to resort to parking illegally alongside curbs. They simply have no other choice; they have demanding schedules that involve delivering hundred of packages to corporations such as Goldman and Citibank in the city.

UPS and other mail delivery services rack up about 7,000 parking tickets every day and end up paying more than $102 million in fines. The Atlanta-based UPS is the biggest offender in the city, paying $18.7 million in parking violations each year.

UPS spokesperson Diane Hatcher said, “We receive by far more parking fines in New York City than anywhere else in the world. Simply stated, we don’t have the same level of difficulty with finding available parking spaces or loading zones anywhere else.”


Popcorn used to be a breakfast cereal in the 1800's!

Oh the 1800's, what an interesting time for humanity. Modern economics was being founded, our knowledge of medicine and science began to increase rapidly, and the influence of the Catholic Church on the global stage was the lowest it had been in centuries. It was a beautiful time for everyone, mainly because popcorn was used as breakfast cereal!

Your childhood dream was once a reality, because people all around the world were eating popcorn with milk and sweetener every morning, as 'the most important meal of the day'. Popcorn can't be bad for you, it was once breakfast. Now go out to the movie theater and eat a big bowl of everyone's favorite breakfast.


9 Math Facts Guaranteed to Make You Smarter

There are 7 important math problems worth 1 million dollars.

Remember when you looked down at your math homework and asked "when am I ever going to use this." Well, here' s your answer. In order to celebrate mathematics in the new millennium, The Clay Mathematics Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts (CMI) established 7 Prize Problems.

The CMI has said that they are the most difficult contemporary math problems, and have allocated $1 million for the solution of 1 problem. So far, only 1 of those math problems as been solved by Dr.Grigoriy Perelmen. So do you want to make some not so easy money? The source is all yours!


Mysterious artist Banksy went to CD stores and swapped Paris Hilton CDs with his own music!

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.

His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. Such artist woks of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.

Known for his contempt for the government in labeling graffiti as vandalism, Banksy displays his art on public surfaces such as walls, even going as far as to build physical prop pieces.

He is also famous for his music! In August of 2006, Bansky placed up to 500 copies of Paris Hilton’s debut CD, Paris, in 48 different UK record stores with his own cover art and remixes by Danger Mouse. Music tracks were given titles such as “Why Am I Famous?” And “What Am I For?”. Several copies of the CD were purchased by the public before stores were able to remove them.


Spiked dog collars were invented in Ancient Greece to protect dogs throats from wolves!

Dog collars originated in Ancient Egypt, where of course, they were worn just because they looked wicked. Needless to say, only the very wealthy were able to give their dogs neck bling. Pharaohs had so much money they became bored of wearing jewelry all alone, so they had to glam out their pets too.

It wasn't until the period where Ancient Greece was one of the top civilizations in the world that dog collars had a practical use. Dogs were used on Greek farms, and wolves commonly raided farms in order to eat smaller dogs, sheep, and cattle. Farmers were tired of their dogs throats being bitten, so they put spiked collars on the dogs to stop wolves attacks!

Not only do dogs with spiked collars look tough as nails, but they were apparently very effective in warding off wolves! Unfortunately, the dog collar took a turn for the worse when modern day Goths started wearing them.



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