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Could “The $250,000 unlimited first class flight pass” be the worst mistake in history?

In 1987 —A guy bought a life time unlimited first class American Airlines for $250,000. He flew over 10,000 flights costing the company $21,000,000. They terminated his ticket in 2008.

It was 1981— and American Airlines were in deep shit needing some quick cash flow but interest rates were too damn high.

The new director of the company thought of what was a brilliant idea to sell a life time unlimited first class seat tickets that came with a companion ticket to who ever you want to bring along with for an extra $150,000 bringing the total to $400,000, with inflation in today’s money that’s would’ve been $1.2m— it was a bad idea*

The airline assumed that the buyers would use the ticket pass excessively but they failed to consider the super-travelers.

Steven Rothstein was one on the buyers of the ticket and boy did he use it so much that he would fly out to Paris for breakfast and lunch to dinner.

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What are sure signs that your spouse has cheated on you?

Cheating can be devastating for partners. Though many people try to keep it a secret, still there are many ways to find out this through some tell-tale signs.

  1. Your partner seems bored. Bored with you, with a job, with kids, with hobbies, with life in general.
  2. There is considerably less intimacy or connection in your relationship.
  3. Your sex life is practically non-existent.
  4. Or, there are lots of new things introduced into sex that were never before.
  5. Your spouse has a low self-esteem.
  6. Your spouse doesn’t show any jealousy about you, no matter what you say.
  7. You notice your spouse has a sense of confusion about him or her self.
  8. Your spouse has become lazy, especially around the house.
  9. Your spouse is more negative.
  10. Your spouse becomes more critical of you.
  11. Your spouse seems to be picking fights more often.
  12. You can’t get your spouse to communicate with you (stonewalling).
  13. Your spouse gets very defensive if you mention infidelity or affairs.
  14. Your spouse is suddenly more attentive than usual.
  15. Your mate is working longer hours at work.
  16. Your spouse is dressing nicer, looking nicer or there is a sudden interest in appearance.
  17. You notice charges on credit card statement that don’t make sense.
  18. You are aware of different scents of cologne or aftershave lotion on your spouse’s clothes.
  19. Your spouse is indifferent to family events like birthdays and holidays.
  20. You find your partner has been lying to you about a variety of things.
  21. Money becomes more of an issue between the two of you.
  22. The words “I love you” are not spoken by your spouse any longer.
  23. He/she doesn’t want to go anywhere or do anything with you anymore.
  24. You can’t even get your mate to fight with you.
  25. You feel as if you are being avoided.
  26. Your partner abandons religious faith.
  27. Your spouse seems more secretive.
  28. You discover lipstick smudges on a shirt.
  29. You are not satisfied with your partner’s response when asked for cheating.

Buying a Russian mail order wife – She married him for the money and he married her for her body

A bride by mail is a woman who appears in catalogs and is chosen by a man for marriage. In the twentieth century, the trend was especially to women living in developing countries seeking men in most developed countries. In the twenty-first century, the trend is now based primarily on Internet-based meeting place that is not in itself considered mail-order bride services. The majority of women enrolled in the service of the twentieth century and the twenty-first century are from South Asia, the countries of the former Eastern bloc and (to a lesser extent) in Latin America. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, many Eastern European women have reported so, mainly from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova. Men who listent in these publications are called “husbands by correspondence”, although this is much less common.

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Nigerian scammer astronaut lost in space needs $3m to get home

The words “Nigerian prince” raise red flags for many readers, as they have become synonymous with a type of fraud known as 419 or system of “advance fee fraud”. Yet many people are still drawn by these letters and emails promising wealth in exchange for sending aid to a non-existent member of royalty Nigeria.

This time, the Nigerian astronaut Abacha Tunde was stuck in space and his cousin, Dr. Bakare Tunde, asked you, the reader, for $ 3 million to bring him home.

 

Subject: Nigerian Astronaut Wants To Come Home
Dr. Bakare Tunde
Astronautics Project Manager
National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)
Plot 555
Misau Street PMB 437 Garki, Abuja, FCT NIGERIA

Dear Mr. Sir,

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE-STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

I am Dr. Bakare Tunde, the cousin of Nigerian Astronaut, Air Force Major Abacha Tunde. He was the first African in space when he made a secret flight to the Salyut 6 space station in 1979. He was on a later Soviet spaceflight, Soyuz T-16Z to the secret Soviet military space station Salyut 8T in 1989. He was stranded there in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved. His other Soviet crew members returned to earth on the Soyuz T-16Z, but his place was taken up by return cargo. There have been occasional Progrez supply flights to keep him going since that time. He is in good humor, but wants to come home.

In the 14-years since he has been on the station, he has accumulated flight pay and interest amounting to almost $ 15,000,000 American Dollars. This is held in a trust at the Lagos National Savings and Trust Association. If we can obtain access to this money, we can place a down payment with the Russian Space Authorities for a Soyuz return flight to bring him back to Earth. I am told this will cost $ 3,000,000 American Dollars. In order to access the his trust fund we need your assistance.

Consequently, my colleagues and I are willing to transfer the total amount to your account or subsequent disbursement, since we as civil servants are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening and/ or operating foreign accounts in our names.

Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have agreed to offer you 20 percent of the transferred sum, while 10 percent shall be set aside for incidental expenses (internal and external) between the parties in the course of the transaction. You will be mandated to remit the balance 70 percent to other accounts in due course.

Kindly expedite action as we are behind schedule to enable us include downpayment in this financial quarter.

Please acknowledge the receipt of this message via my direct number 234 (0) 9-234-2220 only.

Yours Sincerely, Dr. Bakare Tunde
Astronautics Project Manager
[email protected]
http://www.nasrda.gov.ng/

There have been celebrities who have been discovered out of the blue

You never know when an opportunity might just approach you and give you its business card.

 

1. Jennifer Lawerence

Jennifer Lawerence was on a vacation in New York when she was approached by an agent to pose for a photograph on the spot.

She subsequently got calls from a lot of agents and landed her signature role in “Winter’s Bone”

2. Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt worked on odd jobs here and there until he got a ticket to Hawaii from one of his friends. He didn’t even have a place to live and lived out of his car. One director noticed Pratt as he was bar-tending and offered him a role in a horrible movie.

But that got Pratt into Hollywood, and subsequently into stardom.

3. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp accompanied his friend to an audition for a horror movie. And as he looked really dashing even back then, the movie director spotted him and asked him to read a few lines from the script.

It is sufficient to say that he nailed it and got the role of the lead actor right then.

4. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman was just 10 when she was approached by a model scout who wanted Portman to feature in a Revlonad. She was eating a pizza in a pizza parlor at the time.

5. Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson got into a drunken brawl at a bar a night before he drove his friend to an audition for a movie.Looking all beaten up with bruises on his face, he was invited to do a piece of acting by the director on the spot.

The movie he landed the role for was Mad Max.

6. Evangeline Lily

Evangeline Lily was spotted by a modelling agent on the streets of Kelowna. She initially rejected the idea but was convinced after she saw the amount of money that could be made in the industry.

7. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe worked in an ammunition factory when a military photographer clicked her photo for a military magazine.

The photographer pointed it out to her that she had the potential to be a big star, with her looks and all. And a star was born.

8. Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron went in to cash a check in a bank in Hollywood and the cashier refused to cash the check. She lost her shit and started making a scene that impressed one of the Hollywood agents who was present there. He handed her his card and the rest is history.

9. Harrison Ford

Harrison ford was actually a carpenter, and quite a skilled one at that. One day he went and made cabinets for George Lucas who gave him his first movie role.

10. Ellen Pompeo

Ellen was a bartender and a talent scout noticed her and asked her to feature in a L’Oreal advertisement campaign.

11. Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum was roaming the streets of Miami when a model scout noticed him and asked him to pose for famous brands. He subsequently ended up modelling for brands like Pepsi and Vogue.

12. Will Smith

Will Smith was already a big shot-rapper but did not debut with his acting skills. He asked for directions from a random man in the parking lot who turned out to the Vice President of Warner Bros. studio, who cast Will in the hit series “The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air”.

13. Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel was struggling after his college years and made a documentary film about a struggling actor, which impressed people and got screened in Cannes. Steven Speilberg was impressed with him and offered him a role in Saving Private Ryan.

“The Battle of the Billionaires” was a battle between Donald Trump and McMahon

It started when Trump threw a bunch of money on fans of WWE and McMahon decided that the next logical course of action was to challenge him to a fight. Unfortunately, Donald and McMahon had two wrestlers compete for them by proxy and not actually fighting. Well, maybe they fought a little. Ultimately, Trump took the win and shaved his head after McMahon. Because reasons.

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The event was organized in collaboration between several federations in professional wrestling, artists of Raw, Smackdown, and ECW brands such as common pay-per-view (PPV), which took place on April 1st, 2007 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. On July 19, 2011, the highlights of the match between clip was uploaded by WWE to its YouTube channel.

In the months leading up to the game in April 2007, the polygonal WrestleMania event has become widely discussed on the professional wrestling community as the official WWE Online World of Wrestling, Wrestling Inc. and Just Jared and many entertainment news sites, including IGN News, TMZ , FOX News, USA Today and People Magazine.

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At the first Wrestlemania 23, it was met with commercial success record and generally positive reviews from fans and critics. A total of 23 Wrestlemania attracted an audience of 80.103 fans and about 1.2 million viewers at home, while grossing $ 5,380,000 USD in ticket sales. The event set a new record for the biggest pay-per-view WWE buyrate in franchise history, before being surpassed by WrestleMania XXVIII in 2012. Also, the “Battle of the Billionaires” game has been rated 8 out of 10 stars.

During the first half of 2015, nearly a decade after the “Battle of the Billionaires” was held, various music videos and GIFs of visiting featured Donald Trump in WrestleMania 23 saw a significant resurgence in circulation in the new and social media, as rumors began to spread that the star of reality TV and outspoken critic of Barack Obama plans to present to the presidential election in the US in 2016.


On June 28, 2017, Redditor HanAssholeSolo presented a GIF Photoshopped Trump ambushes and blows McMahon by the ringside, with a CNN logo superimposed on the face of McMahon, the / r / The_Donald subreddit in Trump post titled ” takes forger News. “A few days later, on July 1, Donald Trump tweeted the same Photoshopped GIF his personal Twitter account, accompanied by hashtags #FraudNewsCNN and #FNN. A moment later, the GIF was also shared about her Official @POTUS.

Hitler – The richest man in the Reich – “Rich in Reich”

Hitler, though morally bankrupt, put the “rich” in “Reich”, amassing a personal fortune through a variety of means. The New York Times quotes a documentary called The money Hitler focused on sources often overshadowed his wealth. Although now banned, the autobiography of Hitler, Mein Kampf, was a bestseller, earning him a rough estimate of $ 50 million book sales. Hitler made it mandatory newly married couples receive a copy of the book from their local community, who were forced to buy from the publisher. So not everyone who copped Kampf really wanted.

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The power of Hitler, it is easy to pad his pockets with tax evasion rumored and business deals, even with companies such as Ford, whose German subsidiary gifted him 35,000 Reichsmarks for his 50th birthday, according to the Washington Post.

It is also said Hitler made little distinction between money and Germany. International Business Times, quoting an estimate documentary value of Hitler at about $ 5 billion, but because of the blurred line between Hitler and the state, it is virtually impossible to know exactly how much it was worth. Hitler and the Nazi party are estimated to have received “more than $ 3 billion,” in company payments, and he saw them almost as his own expense account. So while there is no official number on the wealth of Hitler, it may as well have been that Germany was an overall value.

Why did the Nazis respect Switzerland’s neutrality during WWII?

Switzerland was neutral, but was still armed to the teeth. When Germany invaded neutral Belgium in World War II to attack France in a better position, the Swiss are very fear (rightly). They made a plan entitled “National Redoubt” basically designed so that any enemy would look into Switzerland on a map and decide it was not worth it to annex Switzerland. They began compulsory military draft for men and were able to mobilize an army of 400,000 men in two days that men were (and they still do) keep their guns at home.

It is noteworthy that these people were trained to fight in the mountainous Swiss terrain. antitank guns were disguised as barns. There’s stuff like that all over the country, especially in the South of France. For example, in the photo below, the building on the left is a machine gun nest and one on the right is an anti-tank gun. They are connected by an underground tunnel.

Each road track railway tunnel and emerging in the country can be blown from a remote location (there are over 3,000 of these points). This would have invaded a logistical nightmare for the Germans. The Swiss have so many bunkers that the Germans could not use their Blitzkrieg tactics in its full extent. In addition, Switzerland has held a lot of gold from Nazi Germany, valued at $ 400 million. If Germany invaded Switzerland, the Swiss have kept the gold for themselves.

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Although the Germans annexed Switzerland, they would probably not get back all of their gold. Moreover, Germany already fighting on many fronts; it was illogical to open another difficult useless. Perhaps in Hitler’s mind when they had won the war, only then they might even try an invasion of Switzerland. The Swiss strategy has always been to give up the big population and retreat centers in the Southern Alps, where more than 26,000 bunkers were built and the enemies are not used to fighting in such terrain. In 1938, the League of Nations granted freedom Switzerland international sanctions because of its neutrality.

Germany needed Switzerland to launder their money without penalties. Only Swiss banks do because they had to keep the name of the anonymous bank account owner in accordance with Swiss law. This is an invasion would be very costly and that Nazi Germany probably have been able to conquer Switzerland, they would have suffered heavy losses. Thus, while the cost-benefit analysis, Germany probably realized that it was a very stupid idea.