The New Dealer

  • March 29April 2019 Edition

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1. When developing the Macintosh computer, Steve Jobs wanted to add a small mysterious character who would appear after about every 1000 times you used an OS UI element. He would wink at you and disappear, so fast, that you wouldn’t be sure he was real.
2. There is a massive reservoir of water floating in space that is 100,000 times bigger than our sun and holds 140 trillion times more water than all of our oceans.
3. In 1949 an official boxing match between a bear and a man was held. The bear won.
4. The Gatling gun was invented by a doctor who noticed that the majority of soldiers died in the Civil War due to diseases not gunshot wounds.
5. Sand from the Sahara is blown by the wind all the way to the Amazon, recharging its minerals. The desert literally fertilizes the rain forest.
6. As a child, Muhammad Ali was refused an autograph by his boxing idol, Sugar Ray Robinson. When Ali became a prizefighter, he vowed never to deny an autograph request, which he honored throughout his career
7. JFK purchases 1,200 Cuban cigars just hours before he ordered the Cuban Trade Embargo in 1962.
8. LIFE HACK! By charging your laptop battery only up to 80% instead of 100%, you can greatly extend the usable lifespan of the battery.
9. ANOTHER LIFE HACK! When you are not sure whether to buy something or not, imagine the item in one hand and the money in the other. Which would you rather have?
10. Teddy Roosevelt was shot prior to giving a speech. Noticing it missed his lung, since he wasn’t coughing up blood, he proceeded to give a ninety minute speech.  Teddy was tough

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