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Monopoly tried to sue a professor for making a parody game. The suit was thrown out because Parker Brothers had stolen the game themselves!

Monopoly has been keeping people occupied for hours at a time for several decades. While it may just be a board game, it can teach real-life economic lessons. Hence, one economics professors created a parody game called "Anti-Monopoly."

The story goes that Monopoly was created and patented by an unemployed heater salesman, Clarence B. Darrow, and then sold to game company Parker Brothers in the 1930s. Forty years later, General Mills, who owned Parker Brothers, sued the economics professor who created Anti-Monopoly.

However, the suit was repealed because it turns out that the Parker Brothers nor Clarence B. Darrow actually invented Monopoly. It was actually created by a Quaker named Lizzie Magie in 1903. It was originally called "The Landlord's Game" and was meant to teach people about the unfairness of land ownership. She probably should have added in something about the unfairness of stealing someone else's ideas.


Google has bought an average of 1 company per week since 2010!

Google is a big deal. We all know it. They basically have a monopoly on the search engine market. They've revolutionized the way we use the Internet. They created a pretty sweet email platform. It turns out that is only the surface of what Google does though.

Since 2010, Google has been acquiring an average of one company per month. Overall, they've acquired around 100 companies, including Pyra Labs, Ignite Logic, Android, Upstartle, and Jotspot. Some of their biggest acquisitions have been Current Communications Group in 2005, YouTube in 2006, and dMarc Broadcasting in 2006.

Many current Google services started as companies that Google bought. For example, Dodgeball became Google Latitude, and GrandCentral became Google Voice.


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Aerosmith has made more money from Guitar Hero than from album sales.

Following the release of Guitar Hero 3 and Rock Band 2, the popularity of the franchises began to wane. In the wake of this, titles like Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and The Beatles Rock Band were being released to a high degree of success.

Though Aerosmith’s own Guitar Hero, released in 2008, was very successful and popular, many people were displeased with some omissions on the song selection. Additionally, many felt that a lack of improvements in the gameplay made the game feel not worth it.

Despite this, the game sold like hotcakes. In its first week, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith sold more than 550,000 copies, grossing more than 25 million in sales. In the following three months, it sold over a million copies and made $50 million dollars. Aerosmith also benefitted in album sales with a 40% sales increase.

Though the exact numbers aren’t known, Aerosmith earned more from the game than album sales. Of course, not all of this was from the game’s royalties. Merchandising and concert sales were both boosted from the game. Today, the game has sold 3.6 million units.


The bananas we eat today are mutants!

The Roman emperor Octavius Augustus' personal physician is credited with promoting the popularity of bananas from 63 to 14 B.C. In the early fifteenth century, Portuguese sailors brought bananas to Europe. They became known as "bananas" from their Guinean name "banema."

This original banana was cultivated since ancient times, even before rice. It grew in Africa but probably originated in East Asia and Oceania. It finally reached North America with Spanish missionaries. However, these bananas were not the ones we commonly find at our super markets today. These bananas were red and green and not sweet - today they're known as plantains.

The bananas we know is actually a mutant strain of the fruit discovered in 1836 by Jamaican Jean Francois Poujot. He found one of the trees on his plantation was bearing yellow fruit rather than the normal red and green variety. When he tasted it, he discovered it was sweet and began growing more of the mutant strain.

Soon this new sweet banana was being imported to the U.S. People would eat it on a plate with a knife and fork because it was considered a delicacy.


There is a place in Vegas where you can pay to shoot a grenade launcher!

Machine Guns Vegas (MGV) provides a great firearms experience!MGV combined the look and feel of an ultra-lounge with the functionality of a state-of-the-art indoor gun range! You can choose from pistols to fully automatic machine guns to historical guns to one-of-a-kind SEAL weapons.

They also count with great packages you can buy so you can enjoy this awesome installation. There is a package in which you pay $40 and you get to shoot a grenade launcher, TWICE!

And it doesn’t stop there; If you are willing to pay a little bit more you can buy packages such as the Bachelor Party Package, Munchbar Gun Run Package (in case you are hungry), the zombie killer package which makes you an official zombie killer, and even a Mr. And Ms. Package in which you can celebrate your wedding along with some of the most amazing guns in the area!

So what are you waiting for? Go shoot some guns and have fun only at MGV in Las Vegas!



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