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28% of IT professionals hide their career from friends and family to get out of giving free tech support!

Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other enterprise.

The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones.

Several industries are associated with information technology, such as computer hardware,software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, e-commerce and computer services.

In a business context, the Information Technology Association of America has defined information technology as "the study, design, development, application, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems".

The responsibilities of those working in the field include network administration, software development and installation, and the planning and management of an organization's technology life cycle, by which hardware and software is maintained, upgraded and replaced.

28% of IT Professionals hide their career from family or friends out of fear of being asked to provide free tech support! I can imagine many other careers that do this such as Doctors, must be pretty annoying.


van Gogh actually only lost his earlobe, not his whole ear.

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous artists to ever live.

Unfortunately for him, he only gained fame after his death, selling only one painting his entire life!

Van Gogh was a pretty emotionally tortured person. He went through fits of extreme depression and anxiety, and even tried to kill himself by drinking lead paint.

Perhaps what sets him apart from other artists, more than anything, is the story about cutting off his own ear.

The story goes that van Gogh cut off his own ear and gave it to a prostitute at a brothel for safe-keeping.

This was all after a fight he had with his friend and fellow artists Paul Gauguin, where van Gogh went after him with a razor. But the story has been somewhat exaggerated throughout the years.

Van Gogh only lost his earlobe, and now people aren’t even sure he did it himself. It’s likely that the ear was injured by Gauguin during their fight, perhaps by fencing sword, and van Gogh lied to protect his friend.


Shakespeare may have smoked pot!

Some of his metaphors are starting to make a lot more sense now, aren’t they?

The clay pipe fragments from Shakespeare’s Startford-upon-Avon home were inspected by Inspector Tommie van der Merwe of the South African Police Service’s Forensic Laboratory. In them, there were trace amounts of cocaine and myristic acid-a hallucinogentic derived from plants like nutmeg, and cannabis.

Shakespeare may not have been a closeted druggie either. Several of his more personal poems reference drugs. For example, his Sonnet #76 is known as the “noted weed” sonnet. Other historical treasures that may have gotten high at one point or another: George Washington and Queen Victoria.


Coca-Cola has often catered to different political parties with their marketing, including Communist Russia and Nazi Germany

In a capitalist world, companies will do anything to increase sales and extend their influence.

The Coca-Cola Company is a great example of this, as they are one of the biggest companies in the world today, and have been around since 1886.

To become this big and last this long takes more than just a great product. They have to do everything they can to keep the customer happy and maintain a positive image as a brand.

A particularly interesting example is that of Russian war-hero Marshal Georgi Zhukov in the 1940s.

When General Dwight D. Eisenhower introduced Coke to Zhukov, the Russian liked it. But he also knew how Stalin would react if one of his generals was seen drinking an American imperialist symbol.

Coke was more than accommodating to him. They had a chemist remove the soda's caramel color, and they put the drink in a clear bottle with a white cap and red star.

Another crazy example? When a rival German company stole some kosher Coke bottle caps and urged consumers to avoid the "Jewish American" drink.

To counter this, Coke's German branch passed out sodas at Hitler Youth rallies and displayed huge swastikas at bottling conventions.


Snapple Apple does not contain apple juice among its ingredients!

So what is Snapple Apple’s main fruit then?’s PEARS! Apparently authentic apple juice does not taste ‘appley’ enough to consumers, so the liquid from its pyriform cousin is used instead. But why can it be marketed as APPLE juice if it’s primarily composed of PEAR juice?? Because it’s not marketed that way. Notice the word “drink” next to juice...calling the beverage a “juice drink” means that it is not required to contain the listed and pictured fruit as its primary component.

In fact, a juice drink only needs to include as little as 5% actual juice to earn that title! Despite containing the depicted fruit, the qualifications for “fruit juice” aren’t much only has to contain 10 percent of the real deal.


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