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  1. About Marion Stokes, a Philadelphia woman who began taping whatever was on television in 1979 and didn't stop until her death in 2012.. The 71,000 VHS and Betamax tapes she made are the most complete collection preserving this era of TV. They are being digitized by the Internet Archive.

  2. When a bee hive becomes too full, bees will form a "Senate" comprised of older, more experienced bees to seek a new location. When a bee finds a good spot, it begins dancing to motion other bees toward it. Then, they vote on it by dancing as a collective until a consensus is reached.

  3. When Halle Berry won a Worst Actor Razzie award for her role in Catwoman, she showed up in person to collect the award. She spoke while holding her Academy Award from Monster's Ball in one hand and the Razzie in the other.

  4. The Looney Toons Golden Collection DVDs have a disclaimer at the beginning given by Whoopi Goldberg explaining that the cartoons are a product of their time and contain ethnic stereotypes that have not been censored because editing them would be the same as denying the stereotypes ever existed

  5. In 1895, UK prime minister William Gladstone founded a public library. Aged 85, he wheelbarrowed his personal collection of 32,000 books the ¾ mile between his home and the library. His desire, his daughter said, was to "bring together books who had no readers with readers who had no books"

  6. The cast of FRIENDS entered collective negotiations with Warner Bros.' before season 3 and all 6 actors agreed to be given the salary of the LEAST paid cast member. They wanted to be a true ensemble and everyone featured equally. Near the end of the series they were all paid $1 million/episode.

  7. In 2005, Sony used music CDs to illegally install a rootkit virus on 22 million computers; and when caught, they released an uninstaller that failed to remove the rootkit, installed further programs and illegally collected user information

  8. Test audiences hated 'Dirty Dancing' and the producer was so disappointed in the final product he said "Burn the negative, and collect the insurance." Expected to be a box office bomb, instead was a smash hit,was the #1 video rental of '88, and was first film to sell a million copies on video.

  9. Comcast sent bills and eventually collection notices to customers that lost their cable, phone, and internet equipment due to Hurricane Ike. The largest reported charge was $1000, but that bill was reduced to $931 to make up for the interruption of her phone service during the storm.

  10. In 1979 when the Skylab re-entry approached the San Francisco Examine offered $10,000 to the first person to deliver a piece to them within 72hrs knowing it wasn't heading toward the USA. A 17yr old Aussie collected a piece, jumped on a plane with no passport or luggage and collected his prize.

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Months 3 to 17 of my baby's sleep and breastfeeding schedule(data collected manually and visualized in Excel)

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Wheat Penny Distribution: My Collection vs mintage

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Honey Bees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building, literally

A man working at Kmart in the 80s and 90s saved a collection of cassette tapes that were sent from Kmart's corporate office to be played over the in-store speaker system while people shopped. He later digitized the tapes and uploaded them online where they can be heard today.

About Andy George who spent $1,500 and 6 months making a single sandwich completely from scratch. He did absolutely everything from making his own cheese to harvesting his own wheat. He made his own salt and made his own oil. He grew sunflowers and collected their seeds to extract fat.

Patrick Stewart is a major fan of Beavis and Butthead, to the point of collecting merchandise and calling it an addiction

In 1918, a black man named Laurence C. Jones survived a lynching attempt from a White mob by convincing them of his passion to educate Black kids. The mob ended up collecting money for his cause.

A 10 year old boy in China spent 2 years collecting 160,000 plastic bottles, raising $2,700. He donated all this money, and his own savings of $30, to orphans of AIDS victims.

Honeybees sleep between five and eight hours a day, some bees hold each other's legs as they sleep. Colonies are divided into different sectors of work. There are cleaners, nurses, security guards, also collection bees whose sole job is to cache nectar in comb. Promotions happen as well.

A man, Joaquin Garcia, skipped work for six years and nobody noticed until he won an award for twenty years of loyal service. During the six years he quietly collected a $41,500 annual salary from his local government without showing up for work.

Police investigators spent years chasing the "Phantom of Heilbronn," a female serial killer whose DNA was found at dozens of crime scenes. Investigators finally discovered that the DNA belonged to a factory worker who made the cotton swabs used to collect DNA samples.

In most places in Switzerland, they won't collect trash that's not in special bags that are sold with a built-in fee. Recycling, however, is cheap or free. As a result, Switzerland recycles 54% of solid municipal waste (double the European average) and 76% of recyclable items

Mark Hamill was obsessed with Late Night with David Letterman to a point he taped and cataloged every episode. Late Night producers even asked for Hamill's collections and notes to figure out Letterman's 1000th viewer mail.

Osama Bin Laden had the "Charlie Bit My Finger" video in his computer's audio/visual collection

Developers of Spyro 3 delayed piracy by two months by hiding confusing code that would break the game in ways like randomly changing the language or removing collectibles if a crack was detected. The cracking group that finally succeeded thanked them for the unique challenge.

After an MIT student discovered a security flaw in Bostons subway fare collection system. Instead of fixing the problem the city sued the student and newspapers who reported it, then tried to have a Judge hold the student in contempt of court if he publicly spoke about the security flaw.

Porphyria, a collection of diseases where symptoms include severe sun sensitivity, prominent canine teeth and peculiar behaviour, is thought to be the basis of the vampire legend – especially as symptoms are worsened by garlic.

Northern Elephant Seals were thought to be extinct until eight were discovered on Guadalupe Island in 1874 by a Smithsonian expedition. They then killed seven for their collections.

Satoshi Tajiri, creator of Pokémon, loved insect collecting as a child. As more and more land was paved over to make room for Japan's cities, Tajiri became inspired to create the Pokémon video games so that other children could experience the joy of catching bugs just as he had.

It is illegal to collect or possess eagle feathers in the United States, and only enrolled members of a federally recognized Native American tribe may legally possess them.

A Queens man, Raffi Stepanian, has mined the cracks in the sidewalks in Midtown's Diamond District, New York City, for bits of diamonds, rubies, platinum and gold to make a living. Over six days, he says he collected enough gold for two sales totaling $819.

In 1953, a paper boy acquired a hollowed-out nickel containing a ciphered message while collecting for his deliveries. He told the daughter of an NYPD officer and the news got to the FBI, eventually leading to the arrest and conviction of KGB agent Vilyam Fisher four years later.

Elephants can control their dick like a second trunk. As a result of this, collecting semen from an elephant by way of penile stimulation is dangerous, as one swing of that thing can knock a man clear off his feet. Therefore, the prostate must be stimulated instead through vigorous anal fisting.

An endangered parrot in New Zealand would only mate with people's heads, so they made an ejaculation helmet for people to wear, the parrot to fuck and the helmet to collect the rare semen.

NASA accidentally auctioned off for just $995 a bag that was used by Apollo 11 astronauts to collect the first lunar sample. When the buyer sent the bag to NASA for verification, the space agency realized its mistake and refused to return it.

The Old Testament, New Testament, and the Qur'an all have passages that denounce and in many cases downright prohibit collecting interest on loans

Whilst conducting DNA research on two hair samples collected from the Himalayas and believed to be from a Yeti, a leading British geneticist instead discovered they were a genetic match to an ancient polar bear.

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My daughter sorted our wheat penny collection by number per year

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In response to the front page post today, mood data collected showing the difference before and after my first magic mushroom trip and the help it has given me with my bipolar diso