Today’s Trivia

Via wikipedia.org

Via wikipedia.org

 

By the time he died in 1937, John D. Rockefeller’s personal fortune was equal to 1.53% of the American economy of that time, or about USD200 billion. (source)

 

Most of Nestle’s bottled water is taken for free from freshwater lakes in British Columbia. (source)

 

In 1995 Quebec held a referendum to become independent of Canada – it was a close run thing but the vote came in 50.58% against. (source)

 

Apparently the Beastie Boys wanted to name their debut album ‘Don’t be a faggot’. Columbia Records thought differently, the name was changed to ‘Licenced to Ill’ and they sold over 9 million copies. (source)

 

The average life expectancy of a professional NFL player is just 55. (source)

 


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  • Michael

    That’s a suggested flag for an independent South Island…

    • James Howlett

      Mainlander Michael figures it out in about 3 minutes. Do you have one of these flying off the back porch?

      • P1LL

        It looks more like a Fonterra flag :P

        • James Howlett

          Just needs a couple of black and whites wandering across the ridge…

    • Does the North Island get the Hunderwasser flag?

  • LabTested

    picture is the new Labour party flag. Connection is to the Beastie Boys album once Robertson gets the arse card

    • Never in the dark…..

      With Green on the rise?

  • thor42

    Very nice flag.

  • Hazards001

    In his early 20’s John D. Rockefeller was employed as a clerk to a local businessman and fell in love with his daughter. When he approached the businessman to ask for her hand in marriage he was soundly rebuffed as a no account clerk with no future prospects. Rockefeller quit his job heartbroken and never saw the girl again but swore revenge on her father.
    A few years later he bankrupted the girls father and went on to build the Rockefeller empire. (Or so I heard)
    EDIT: I heard this story on a Southland Radio station when I was 12 years old working as a roustabout in a wool shed at xmas time to earn a few bucks so I could go to an Agricultural College when I left school(which I did). I loved it and never questioned it and never have.

  • Col

    The flag is the 3 faggot parties, Labour, NZ First and the Greens, anyone can see that. And when you get 3 more click stars you get a free lunch.

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