Ferdio is an infographic agency in Copenhagen, Denmark, and they're on a mission to inform the Internet about just how incredible our world really is.

To do so, Ferdio launched Factourism, a project dedicated to sharing facts that are 100% true and 100% fascinating. Tailoring them to fit online, Ferdo is illustrating the facts too, and the pictures are really cool.

Continue scrolling to check them out and fire up Ferdio's earlier submission to Bored Panda if you want more interesting trivia.

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Geese have excellent hearing, exceptional eyesight, are very territorial, aggressive, and loud. For all of these reasons, some police stations in rural parts Xinjiang Province now have geese guarding at night.

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Kaisu
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5 months ago

Makes sense, geese are ruthless and will fight anyone or anything

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"In a world where fake news, misinformation, and biased content are on the rise, it can be hard to separate truth from fiction. This shouldn’t be the case," a Ferdio spokesperson told Bored Panda. "Actually, the world is fascinating without faking it. Therefore, we created Factourism -- a place to explore all of the amazing facts of our world, combining our love for strange facts with our love for illustration."

Ferdio wants everyone to have zero doubt when it comes to their facts' legitimacy, so it provides the source for each one of them.

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Born in 1913, Sister Mary Kenneth Keller professed her vows with the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the 40s, before proceeding to get a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in mathematics and physics in the 50s. Finally, she completed her PhD in computer science in the 1965, one of the first two of its sort in the US, with her thesis “Inductive inference on computer generated patterns”.⁠

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Clove Kentwell
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5 months ago

I think I did a report about her in elementary school.

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"Sure, there already are a lot of fact-based websites and SoMe accounts, but most of these simply lack quality. When it comes to design and creativity, they often use stock images and/or text in a very generic way. The main problem, however, is that these facts are either doubtful or, even worse, non-existent in the first place."

There really isn't a theme that Factourism likes the most. "Our facts can both be hilarious, mind-blowing, horrifying and surprising covering all kinds of topics like nature, culture, brands, science, climate, history or technology," the spokesperson said. "We like that you can explore all sort of things from farts, selfies, pizzas, sweat, Ikea, Nutella, sex toys, you name it."

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Kids aged four and six were asked to perform a repetitive task, but offered the option to take breaks playing video games instead. No need to say that they didn’t persevere much at the assignment. But across both ages, they did spend more time working in the case they were impersonating Batman.

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Mark
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5 months ago

Na na na na na na na na, hoover!

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Ferdio is constantly collecting and looking for new facts in order to present their followers with the most interesting stuff. "Our ... list is massive, and we actually tend to skip more facts than we use for various reasons. But basically it comes down to whether or not a particular fact is surprising and trustworthy, as well as how much visual potential does it have."

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Several species of ants, attines, started farming 55 to 60 millions of years before humans did. They favourite food? Fungus. They organise themselves around cutting grass and leaves, bringing them back to their colony, watching after fungus growing on the harvested crop, and then collecting and eating the fungus. The fungus species evolves along with each ant species.⁠

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Katherine Boag
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5 months ago

Antgriculture

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Everyone in Ferdio has developed a keen interest in Factourism and the whole team is involved in one way or the other. Be it researching, designing, or publishing. "We're a small team of eight people, mainly consisting of graphic designers. The concept of Factourism is established, but we like that everyone has a different take on each fact. Currently, we add 2-3 new facts every week, but we also have a business to run, so we often plan a big batch of facts for the upcoming month."

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Seven configurations for each of the days that can start the year, times two for leap and non-leap years, it’s that simple.⁠

2020 started on a Wednesday and is a leap year, as we will get a February 29 like almost every 4 years. The last leap year to start on that day was 1992, as were 1964 and 1936, so search your attic and explore your local thrift shops, see if you can excavate a calendar to recycle for the new year!⁠

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Wazz
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5 months ago

I guess that's the 7 different days of the week that the 1st of January can fall, times two, one for leap years and one for non-leap years.

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Prolific in sketches and notes-taking, Leonardo da Vinci was ambidextrous. He was able to draw and write (in his infamous backwards script) with both his left and right hands.

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Mark
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5 months ago

So can I but nothing that you could read or tell what the picture is of ;)

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In the nineties, Ethan Zuckerman was working for a website named Tripod. The website was displaying advertising, but the ads were getting in the way of the content and announcers were not always happy with the pages their banners ended up appearing on. When a big car manufacturer was not that keen of having their ad displaying on a page about sodomy the website was hosting, Ethan came up with a solution: a simple piece of code that would open the ad in a separate window. The invention took on, and spread far more than anyone would have wanted, becoming one of the most hated form of online advertisement, and leading browser vendors to implement pop-up blocking features. Ethan finally went public with an apology: “I’m sorry. Our intentions were good”. He believes that “advertising is the original sin of the web” and is now the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media.⁠

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago

That’s why I am grateful to the person who invented ad blocker.

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It’s no secret that today’s birds are descendants to what used to be dinosaurs. To study the locomotion of dinosaurs, researchers from the faculty of science of the university of Santiago realised that by moving backwards the centre of gravity of common birds, chickens, from their hatching to their adulthood, they could get the birds to walk more or less like dinosaurs used to. How? By having the chickens wearing artificial tails.

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Dat Bored Pugtato =0=
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5 months ago

Oh yeah! Pretty sure the chicken is related to the t-Rex. I read that somewhere?

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#9

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We know more than 7,500 cultivars of apples. Some are good for eating, others are better for cider, jelly, or ornamentation, certain are quite old and not fit for mass production.



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Martha Meyer
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5 months ago

Then why do they sell only the utterly tasteless ones in stores these days?

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elia 84631
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5 months ago

Great name and logo

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Not only rabbit can recognise the smell of faeces of known predatory species, but it has been found that they are also able to distinguish the ones that has specifically been eating other rabbits. If an area houses an animal a little too fond of eating rabbits in the near past, then it is probably best to avoid this place for a while.⁠

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Andrew Gibb
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5 months ago

I wonder how they discovered this...

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When grapes are put in a microwave oven, especially when cut in two, their shape and material refract the waves in a way that eventually ionise the sodium and potassium content of the fruit and create plasma that ignites and takes fire. A popular science-fair/YouTube trick, Canadian scientists have since studied the phenomenon and reproduced it using artificial water beads. They note that the science behind it could serve as a base to develop wireless antennas and superresolution imaging. All thanks to someone who once wanted to eat warm grapes.⁠

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Wazz
Community Member
5 months ago

If you cut a grape in 2 and put the 2 pieces touching each other in the microwave you can create a plasma

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A researcher from the University of Sydney who studied a herd of cows for five months established that each cow was expressing themselves individually, voicing their emotions: excitement, arousal, engagement, or distress. In the context of farming, the research concluded that by understanding the different moos, farmers can give their attention to the individual cows who need it.⁠

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Hans
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5 months ago

I guesse many animals communicate a lot, we merely ignore them.

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elia 84631
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5 months ago

I imagine Super Mario lives in prehistroric age

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Daria B
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5 months ago

And I'm eating cheese right now as I'm seeing this....

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⁠Cleaning exposes your lungs to chemical sprays and other cleaning agents, which causes damage to respiratory health in the long term. It is especially true for people doing cleaning as their job. A study found out that over time, the impairment caused by cleaning is similar to smoking cigarettes: “This study suggests that […] long-term respiratory health is impaired 10–20 years after cleaning activities. […] The effect size was comparable to the effect size related to 10–20 pack-years of tobacco smoking.” (A pack-year being the number of packs smoked in a day multiplied by the number of years spent smoking)

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Ben Smith
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5 months ago

I suppose it’s the exposure to chemicals...but then you’re left with a clean house....which is of course healthier than a dirty house. So I doubt the validity of this one.

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The US flag, stripes and stars, has been having a similar design since the 18th century. But with the number of states changing all the time, the number of stars had to change too. And who says a different number of stars says a different arrangement, so that they all fit satisfyingly in the blue rectangle. With the addition of Alaska and Hawaii in early second half of the 20th century, there was a need for a 50-stars design. The designer of the winning arrangement, 9 lines of alternating 5 and 6 stars, is called Robert Heft and came up with it as part of a school project. He spent a weekend cutting and sewing his flat proposal, which was accepted as an official flag by congressman Walter Moeller and finally adopted in 1960.⁠

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Rob Seymour
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5 months ago

He was the only person legally allowed to write on the flag. My parents met him years ago and got me an autographed flag. Pretty stinkin cool when you think about it.

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Or rather, a diamond can grow around another diamond, although there is only one instance of the rare phenomenon known to us. In 2019, miners in Yakutia, Russia made a curious discovery: a diamond with an internal cavity, holding another diamond. It might be over 800 millions years old and geologists have been coming up with hypotheses concerning how it was formed.⁠

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Wazz
Community Member
5 months ago

Shine bright like a double diamond

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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station, and previously the Mir station, are not exempt of voting duty. They get their ballot as an encrypted PDF in their e-mail inbox, can cast their vote from one of the onboard computers, and send it back to their voting clerk. It initially required some adaptation in the law down back Earth to accommodate for this derogation, but now people in space can voice their political preference almost like anyone else.

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Hans
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5 months ago

Make a better choice next time...

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A small study, performed in 2008 in California on ten persons being recorded performing everyday office tasks, showed that they were on average touching their face 15.7 times an hour. If we consider a sleeping time of 8 hours, that’s about 250 times a day during waking hours.

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kathryn stretton
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5 months ago

I never realised how much I touched my face until i was told not to because of corona virus.

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Billionaire Jeff Bezos, entrepreneur behind Amazon and richest person in the world, is worth $110 billion. He earns $2,489 a second. In 15 minutes, he earn as much as what an American with a bachelor’s degree earns in their lifetime. In the meantime, many are the Amazon workers who are edging the threshold of poverty. Bezos is notably using some of his money to launch manned space programmes.

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Kaisu
Community Member
5 months ago

So he could easily spend that money on people who are struggling to survive, without it negatively affecting his finances at all. He just chooses not to.

Random Panda
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5 months ago (edited)

It boggles the mind that there are those who defend billionaires like Bezos. He and people like him have more money than they can spend in several lifetimes and it's money made by exploiting employees and other shady business practices (essentially it's stealing). No one needs that much money.

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Lisa
Community Member
5 months ago

So he can easily pay his employees better and give them better working conditions. Like more bathrooms so employees don't have to be pee where they can.

Ana Arena
Community Member
5 months ago

Tax the rich!!!

CbusResident
Community Member
5 months ago

Chris, respectfully, what I'm referring to with 'tax tricks' are maneuvers that are legal, I'm not talking about anyone who's actually breaking tax laws. I'm talking about the majority of rich people, who both try to minimize their tax bill and are paying what they are legally required to pay.

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CatWoman312
Community Member
5 months ago

This makes me sad. He’s only rich because of us, the consumer. Time to share OUR money

Peter Bear
Community Member
5 months ago

In other words, he could pay for complete health care for every one of his employees for proportionately less than those employees spend on lunch. And he knows it. And he chooses not to.

Sean Harrison
Community Member
5 months ago

Meaning that stingy bastard could easily afford to pay his warehouse staff more, but being the asshole he is he chooses not to.

chickiethehen
Community Member
5 months ago

When you're old, what are you gonna do with all that money? At least when you stay young, spend it to help people. Their are people less richer that you that spend their whole lifetimes to help people.

Turnip and a Frog
Community Member
5 months ago

To those who claim Bezos is so ridiculously rich because of his unique management skills and vision - read this article. It talks about companies from Fortune 500 lists that paid 0 ( and I mean it) federal taxes in 2018. Guess who’s on the list. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/16/these-91-fortune-500-companies-didnt-pay-federal-taxes-in-2018.html

Ozzy Mopsbourne
Community Member
5 months ago

He himself is not "worth" money. His companies, including all assets, are worth 110 billion.

RD Flo
Community Member
5 months ago

He's only that rich because so many continue to buy stuff from him. It boils down to responsibility, you can't change Jeff, you can't force him to be a good leader to his workers. But you can stop giving him your money and allowing him to continue on his merry way. But that requires thought and choice making. As you spend more with decent companies, they will hire more people, allowing the Amazon-poor to find better work. It all starts with us-the consumers.

Botany of Desire
Community Member
5 months ago

You either choose early on to be a good person whether you have money or not, or you don't. He chose the latter. :-/

Tommy Zhu
Community Member
5 months ago

Tax the giant corporations and implement UBI

Al Joy
Community Member
5 months ago

Why doesn't he take care of his employees?

Johnnee
Community Member
5 months ago

gross

Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Don't expect anything from Wonky Eye Bezos. If he does anything, you can be certain that it is a vanity project.

Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
5 months ago

Cool! When he realises, he'll start paying his employees living wages. Oh wait...

Erik Lee
Community Member
5 months ago

"Earn" is a loose term at this stage. I'm sure he earned his money at first but no one is capable of actually working for that kind of money.

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
5 months ago

And this is why I ditched Amazon and no longer shop there. I couldn't be part of supporting a man who is so full of greed that he refused to pay his workers for being sick due to Corona. Amazon will also quite literally work their factory workers in the ground, offer little to no protection and/or benefits. Amazon is the Walmart of the Internet and I've been boycotting Walmart for well over 25 years. Once I started working from home, I realized that I hardly ever need anything the next day, so eBay, Etsy and other online stores make welcome replacements for the evil empire.

CincyReds
Community Member
5 months ago

That is just sad,

Paul Ellis
Community Member
5 months ago

As usual posters confuse wealth as a function of the price of stock held in a company with liquid cash. As CEO of Amazon, Bezos will want to limit his personal level of stock dilution when distributing his wealth. The envious are always with us (as are the greedy).

BlueCustardAngel
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe he'll man a spaceship to another planet and live there with all his paper.

Prue Wilson
Community Member
5 months ago

Funny how the billionaires are so silent while so many are desperately struggling due to the pandemic. They could help so much if they chose to

Malakai
Community Member
5 months ago

There is...literally no need for that kind of wealth. None. At all. Whatsoever. At a certain threshold it stops being affluence and just becomes plain avarice, and it's disgusting. I'm no Christian, but in the Bible Jesus was against exactly this--he didn't want people to be poor or without, he wanted the rich to stop being so wealthy because their excessive wealth was really just hoarding much needed resources away from everyone else. And that's exactly what Bezos and others like him do, but the media glorifies them and politicians let them line their pockets in exchange for favors that only benefit the super-rich, and that's why our damn oligarchy-disguised-as-democracy is as fucked as it is.

Logan Slaughter
Community Member
5 months ago

And he's one of the main people who benefited from Trump's tax breaks.

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
5 months ago

He donated $10m to look for a vaccine. Big whoop. That's money he could take off his taxes if he paid ANY (he doesn't) and is less that 11 days of his income (at the pre-Covid rate). But he still won't insure safe working conditions for his employees and will only cover 14 sick days even for someone who has tested positive for the virus. One of his underlings who runs Whole Foods suggested that employees donate THEIR sick days to those in need. He's one white Persian cat away from being a Bond villain.

Lynda Momalo
Community Member
5 months ago

It's be nice if he paid his share of taxes!

NQ L
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5 months ago

He only spends on himself and his weird looking plastic girlfriend. He doesn't care about his own employees nor anyone else.

LittleMissLotus
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, I know it might be "his" money, but he made it by destroying other people's livelihood just to make a buck. First, he ruins their live, and now he won't even spend a tiny portion of his money to help them? That's just awful

Hans
Community Member
5 months ago

Well, I guess he then can do without the 1.1m$. Just send the cheque to me. Appreciated.

Craymoss
Community Member
5 months ago

It’s this right here why I don’t spend on Amazon. Bezos don’t need anymore money. He doesn’t deserve that amount.

Roger Bird
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5 months ago

I would be surprised if Jeff Bezos was as happy as I am. So I am forced to feel sorry for him and discount the importance of wealth when it comes to real happiness.

katboxjanitor
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5 months ago

I am disappointed he is not using that wealth in ways to make better lives for the world's residents.

Pamela
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5 months ago

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos could potentially become the worlds first trillionaire as early as 2026, at which point he will be aged 62, says a study. Despite losing an estimated $38 billion as part of his recent divorce, Bezos is still by far the world’s richest person and his net worth has grown by 34% on average over the last five years, said the study by Comparisun, a company which helps organisations compare different business products. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg could gain trillionaire status almost a decade later than Bezos. But Zuckerberg’s current rate growth would see him worth $1 trillion aged 51, said the study. India’s Mukesh Ambani could become a trillionaire in 2033 when he will be aged 75, according to the research which said that Chinese real estate tycoon Xu Jiayin will follow Bezos to become the second trillionaire in the world in 2027. Alibaba’s Jack Ma could become a trillionaire in 2030 when he will be aged 65. https://www.thehindu.com/business/jef

Nirity
Community Member
5 months ago

So if he doubles or triples his employees salaries he won't even notice. He's simply greedy. I don't understand people who defend billionaires. It's proven that human greed knows no limit and I fail to understand why people are against setting a limitiation at people's wealth. I remember before the ugly capitalism took over my country - it was forbidden to be insanely rich noone was starving back then.

Maria Ines Molina
Community Member
5 months ago

It's disgusting really

Kelly Hartle
Community Member
5 months ago

And how is he able to make all that money? Because of the highways we pay for, the low wages of the people who do the actual work, Etc. Pay your fair share!

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
Community Member
5 months ago

Hey! Mr Bezos! I could use a little help here!

M Adams
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5 months ago

I am a teacher, guess what I make? Its all about priorities.

Roy Phillips
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5 months ago

Damn shame he's gonna leave it all behind, some day.

Herb Skovronek
Community Member
5 months ago

actually he probably could use his gains to benefit more of his employees, if only from the tax benefits it would yield him.

Gail Cloutier
Community Member
5 months ago

What an asshole!! He can't even give his employees a decent wage!!

RinLo14
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5 months ago (edited)

The difference between a million and a billion is lost on a lot of people. 1 million seconds = 12 days. 1 billion seconds = 31 years

Steve Cruz
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5 months ago

To everyone who thinks they have good ideas about how he should spend his money: YOU are probably richer than someone else who think you waste your money in stupid ways.

Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
5 months ago

Rich people, I don't get how they get Bezos rich. I just want to pay off my school loans, and can't seem to figure that out lol.

FurryManiac
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5 months ago

He actually is no longer richest, he divorced his wife and had to pay a HUGE divorce settle ment

Mark Kelly
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5 months ago

So basically he has one million times more wealth.

Tatyana Cooper
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5 months ago

It is appr. 2.2M and is correct only if you make 50k per year for 44 years....

Jen
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5 months ago

He ia also up there as a C..t

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
5 months ago

Amazon reached the maximum size it ought to be allowed to have a long time ago. It hardly pays any taxes anywhere, pays its' workers as little as it can possibly get away with, ditto with the work environment, and has forced countless small shops and businesses to close. I prefer to pay a bit more from a shop close to where I live.

ewadora
Community Member
5 months ago

no easy now

thomas schmalz
Community Member
5 months ago

We should have his problems

jiriw
Community Member
5 months ago

his wife got 30$ billion on divorce.. at least he spends on his wife who can't even think how big amazon is.....

Karen Johnston
Community Member
5 months ago

This is obscene.

ChaiDai
Community Member
5 months ago

Rich Rat B@stard. I wish I didn't like Amazon.

JazzyWorld
Community Member
5 months ago

Woah

L Duncan
Community Member
5 months ago

This one is misleading. He doesn't just have his trillions in cash in his pocket. His property includes investments and infrastructure that are part of Amazon among other projects, which employ millions of humans and contribute to society. If he liquidated all his stocks to cash out, even to give to charity, it would tank markets impacting negatively the pension and retirement plans of everyone else.

Prestigous Cactus
Community Member
5 months ago

This is a misnomer. He's a billionaire because of his assets. His assets are very valuable and are what make his net-worth so high. In terms of actual cash we have no idea how much he has, but his salary is 80,000 a year so its unlikely that its thaaat high. Yes he's stupid rich because of his assets, but no he cant just spend a million dollars like we can spend 1 dollar, he'd have to sell stock to spend 100 million like we might spend $100. But yes, he's stupid rich and I guess that's the point anyway.

Arlene Clarke
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5 months ago

Don't be jealous, folks, aspire to do well too....Rich people can do whatever they want with their $$$.....if you are gamefully employed and making "ends meet", to the homeless, desperate person you are wealthy and should be sharing your income.....it's all relative. Just sick of people expecting other people to share their wealth. So easy to bitch about the rich "doing for others"....while you do nothing. (btw I'm far from rich)

Clifford Shaw
Community Member
5 months ago

Good for him, I like it when people succeed!

Solrac
Community Member
5 months ago

This is false. It confuses wealth with income when it says "Bezos earns 2,489 a second" (which is calculated by dividing 110 billion by the seconds in a year). The income Bezos receives are the dividends from the Amazon shares he owns. Those 110 billion are the value of his Amazon shares. If he sells those shares he wouldn't receive that money again. He's very rich but that's not his income.

Dave P
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5 months ago

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Assets and cash are not the same thing. Learn basic economics, most of what you say "he earns" is in assets attached to value of stock, not actual money. He is very rich, but understand the difference between cash and assets

Goli Soda
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5 months ago

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Net worth is different from cash in hand. Do your research, people at Ferdio!!

CbusResident
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5 months ago

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He should give his $100 billion away! To all of us roughly 5 billion adults in the developed world who arent rich!!!!!....And then (assuming it were divided equally) we'd all get:.....$20.

CbusResident
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Is Beyonce bad too? She's worth hundreds of millions so she too should be forced to give that all away right? When she and Jay-Z play some huge sold out concert, who gets paid more, Bey&Jay or their roadies, bouncers, support staff? Bey&Jay get more, a lot f***ing more for those concerts. They get, likely, $10k-$50k per show (and they're already rich as f*** compared to 99.9% of people) while their roadies, crew and the people at the snack bar make much more modest wages. That's unfair and Bey&Jay should be forced to distribute all of their concert proceeds to the support staff every night!

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Anthropodermic bibliopegy. That is the proper name for binding books with human leather rather than another animal’s. A morbid practice that was occasionally done in the 19th century and earlier. Some of the resulting books are now conserved in the Harvard Library at Harvard University.⁠

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Roadkill The Brave
Community Member
5 months ago

It happened. I don't know how many books were originally bound that way, but I know it happened more than people thought. There was minimal difference to using human v.s. animal hide. The human skinned books creep me out less than what happened during the holocaust. Some of the Jews who had tattoo's were killed and their skin was used for lamp shades. Their hair was used to stuff pillows, and trust me when I say that you do not want to look to much further into that. It got pretty disturbing, especially Ilse Koch. Man, google at you're own risk, but there are more Human remains used for things than a lot of people know. Not like Ed Gein, but still, you'd be surprised.

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From outside, “the Manor” in Guelph, Ontario could look like any other strip club. But it isn’t: it offers social housing to people who are recovering from addiction, live in poverty, or are just out of prison; its owner has taken the endeavour to help the poor; and a Christian pastor has been hosting a weekly service there for the past six years.

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Mike Crow
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5 months ago

why do North Americans think nudity is bad? You see guns and violence (including death) on shows and movies are deemed acceptable for children but as soon as nudity is involved everyone freaks out.

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Osaka is home of the Gate Tower Building (Gēto Tawā Biru), a 16-storeys tower opened in 1992 and designed by architects Azusa Sekkei and Yamamoto-Nishihara Kenchiku Sekkei Jimushō. Three of it floors are crossed by a motorway, going through a large hole in the building. The road does not touch the building and is held by a bridge, while the elevator go straight from level 4 to level 8.⁠

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Mark
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5 months ago

Why go round when you can go through!

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The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in South West England was built around 5000 to 4000 years ago and believed to have been a burial ground and to have been used for spiritual purposes. It has since become one of the most well-known landmarks, and has been forever attracting visitors. It’s very recently that the site has been protected: the land has had many owners before finally becoming public, buildings – now removed – has been built near to it, people would chisel off bits of rocks to take home as souvenirs, and until 1977 indeed, it was allowed to climb on the rocks.⁠

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Jon S.
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5 months ago

Its no coincidence that the majority of the damage to the stones happened in the late 19th and mid 20th century, when they became famous but had no protection.

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We often think of dinosaurs as all living in a period far in the past. But the Mesozoic Era, as it is called, lasted from 250 million to 66 million years ago. In other words, it lasted almost three times longer than the time that separate us from it now. An early dinosaur like Stegosaurus lived about 150 million years ago. A later specimen like Tyrannosaurus lived around 67 million years ago. As for humans, the earliest australopiths appeared 4 millions years ago.

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Dat1grl
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5 months ago

I’ve heard t-Rex and triceratops didn’t exist at the same time, but not sure about the validity 😊

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More than 300 people have died on the Everest since it was first climbed about a hundred years ago. Since removing the bodies is a dangerous enterprise in itself, and a very expensive one, most are kept on the mountain, frozen on location. In recent years, climbing the mountain has become more popular and a record number of permits has been issued, leading the paths to be overcrowded and the risks of accidents higher – meaning even more fatal ascents.⁠

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Mark
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5 months ago

Yeee, knew this one, sadly it is also a mess of discarded equipment as well, mostly used oxygen cylinders.

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“Ahoy”. The nautical greeting could have been the first thing you say on the phone if the preferences of Alexander Graham Bell were followed. Rather, it is “Hello”, preferred by Thomas Edison and printed in the How-To guides of many early telephone books, that was adopted by the first telephone users. Its use then escaped the telephone lines to become the word we know today. Until then however, “Hello” wasn’t used as a greeting. It could express surprise of call for attention, but was not meant to mean “Hi”.

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Mark
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5 months ago

I'm still waiting for "smell ya later" to replace "goodbye"

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#29

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Most people don’t clean their phone and most people touch about 3,000 times a day. That's a lot less cleaning and a lot more touching than what happens to a toilet seat or flush. A study found a higher amount of bacteria, yeast and mould on phones than on toilets. Keyboards, mice and trackpads are also concerned.⁠

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Andrew Gibb
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5 months ago

I use grapes to touch my phone, then pop them in the microwave

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No Nazi party forcing their way into it: it was a joke. Erik Gottfrid Christian Brandt, an antifascist member of the Swedish parliament, nominated Adolf Hitler as a satirical comment on the nomination of Neville Chamberlain, UK prime minister who had just declared war on Germany. Brandt didn’t mean for his nomination to be taken seriously, and as soon as it was, he sent a letter to withdraw the application.

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Linus Nilsson
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5 months ago

I never understood why this is such an interesting fact. The nomination for the peace prize is open to anyone. That does not mean that the commitee has to consider it. If I'm not wrong I think Putin has been nominated each year the last six years

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