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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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.
An interesting fact concerning the desert state that is California, each Almond grown requires one gallon of water.
The toxic lake at Baotou, Inner Mongolia. Home to the waste from one of the world’s largest suppliers of “rare earth” minerals.
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.
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.