In 2013 James Howells threw away a computer hard drive, forgetting that it had a a "digital wallet" with 7,500 bitcoins in it. By the time he remembered, the value of the bitcoins was over $6 million. He searched the dump for the drive but didn't find it. The BBC looks at this sad case and other exquisite, painful, life-changing throwaways.
How is it possible that a movie with the catchy title of Zyzzyx Road, staring Tom Sizemore and Katherine Heigl, could only gross $30 at the box office? Mental Floss has a fun list of “11 Movies That Made Less Than $400 at the U.S. Box Office.” If this film’s looks-like-a-typo title (it’s pronounced ZYE-zix, […]
“Oh, yeah — remember that jar o’ anthrax we mailed you last week? We forgotted to deactivate it. Don’t use it, OK?” — U.S. military warns nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea that the anthrax they sent them for testing was live and very deadly.
If you’re charting the fortunes of a business, one glance at the right columns can instantly detail that company’s health. If you want to see their current roster of customers, a spreadsheet can bring those clients into sharp focus. Make no mistake — the world of business is still dominated by the all-powerful spreadsheet. It’s […]
For wine lovers around the world, it’s all about discovery. Once they get a taste for the grape, oenophiles are rarely satisfied with even the most carefully curated, go-to vintages. There’s always a hunt for the next great pairing, the thrill of uncorking a bold new Tempranillo or sublime Moscato. That feeling is a jones […]
These toys and games can keep the kids busy while you’re all trapped inside. As rough as all this time cooped up inside the house is on us adults, it’s even worse for kids. All that borderline maniacal energy along with an unquenchable thirst for stimulation and attention make home sequestration like a life sentence […]