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The vast majority of the knowledge humans have assembled over the centuries, has been lost. The world’s geniuses either kept their revelations to themselves and then died, or else they put it down on paper which has long since rotted or burned or been used to line some parakeet’s cage.
The Constitution of the United States is one the most important pieces of paper in history. It is the foundation on which the country was built, thrived and became the superpower it is today.
All it takes is one typing mistake, or one misread word to totally change the course of history. The only reason parents and Popeye force-fed children spinach for the past century was a typo in the nutritional information.
In the 140-year life of the Jack Daniel’s, the world’s best-selling whiskey, the liquor’s keepers have managed their old-fashioned brand with a blend of savvy salesmanship and pithy advertising.
Link The Atlantic
Every year there’s a lot of talk about how commercial and consumer-oriented Valentine’s Day is. It is true that many of the traditions surrounding Valentine’s Day and similar holidays worldwide are directly linked to consumer industries scheming up ways to build business. And it’s clear from the US spending statistics that silly as some people may find it, Valentine’s Day is no laughing matter when it comes to the flower and candy industries. However, it’s interesting to see different ways this looks across the globe, and to explore some of the deeper legend and history behind it.
Link Frugal Dad