Bunny Money

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For Playboy Enterprises Initial Public Offering on November 3rd, 1971 Hugh Hefner chose to bless his paper certificates with the image a naked Miss February 1971, 21-year old Dutch-Canadian centerfold Willy Rey. After some prudes on Wall Street protested Playboy’s bare-breasted lady, a chunk of hair was added to make the stock more demure.

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Coca Up, Carcinogens Down

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As Colombia readies to suspend its U.S.-led, carcinogen spreading aerial coca eradication program—aka “The War on Drugs”—a conveniently-timed document has been leaked reporting that more land is now being used to cultivate the cash crop with “production based on average crop yields estimated to increase 32 percent to 245 metric tons.” of pure Colombian marching powder.

The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle

The More You Know…

Get Roasted

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An interesting fact concerning the desert state that is California, each Almond grown requires one gallon of water.

The Worst Place on Earth

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The toxic lake at Baotou, Inner Mongolia. Home to the waste from one of the world’s largest suppliers of “rare earth” minerals.

There’s Money in Them Memes

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Copyrighting trollface

700 shekels

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The price Gaza City resident Rabie Darduna was ‘tricked’ into accepting for the door that Banksy painted in the ruins of what used to be his house. It’s about $175 US.

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De La Crowdfund

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For the first time in eleven years, De La Soul is recording a studio album. And being the independent artists that they are, De La is turning the people into the record label.

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“Who would have known that sex would lead to losing money?”

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How Slim Thug slept with his real estate agent and ended up in foreclosure.

Kissing Away The Family Creation

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John A. Hillerich IV, great-grandson of Bud Hillerich, the man who brought baseball to Hillerich & Bradsby, announced that the family company  just sold the intellectual property rights to their Louisville Slugger brand for $70 million to Amer Sports, the Finnish parent company of sporting goods giant Wilson.

Taking Design For Granted

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A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

Inside the Powell Factory

“George Powell,” a documentary short by Stacy Peralta.

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