17/10/12

today I learned: there was a pre-WWII movement called Technocracy, which held that scientists and engineers should take over the government and economy from politicians and economists. the leader of the movement was known was the ‘great engineer’. also, a police officer offered to split a lottery ticket with a waitress at his favourite restaurant in yonkers, NY, in place of a tip. the ticket was a winner worth $6 million, which he split with her without hesitation. “if I say I’ll do something, I do it. I hope money never changes me”. next, a high school football coach got half the fans of his own team to cheer for the other team, because the other team was from a maximum-security juvenile correctional facility and didn’t have any fans of their own. finally, when the author of charlotte’s web (E.B white) did the recording for the audio book, it took him 17 takes to record the passage about her death because each time he would cry or his voice would crack. awesome.

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