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  1. When George Westinghouse fell into financial problems and asked Nikola Tesla for relief from the royalties Westinghouse agreed to, Tesla tore up the contract that would bring him millions. "I'm not interested in money, I'm interested in leaving something behind for the humankind".

  2. The Shirky Principle: "Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution."

  3. The first anti-hacking law was passed after President Reagan saw the movie War Games and asked his staff if this could happen. A week later the response was “Mr. President, the problem is much worse than you think.”

  4. The "idiot plot". The term was popularized by film critic Roger Ebert, who defines it as "[a]ny plot containing problems that would be solved instantly if all of the characters were not idiots".

  5. In 2013 when Ed Sheeran's "The A Team" received a Grammy nomination Elton John tried to get Ed a performance slot at the award show, but was told he was not high-profile enough. Elton decided to perform with Ed to solve the problem.

  6. Raccoons in an experiment were able to open 11 of 13 locks in fewer than 10 tries and had no problems repeating the action when the locks were rearranged or turned upside down. They could also remember the solutions to tasks for 3 years.

  7. A cycling company was seeing a high number of its bikes getting damaged during deliveries; they solved the problem by making a simple change: printing a flatscreen television screen on the boxes. Damages were reduced by 70%

  8. Spain’s S-80 submarine program designed subs that were 70 tonnes too heavy, and likely sink when submerged. Cost overruns to fix it are expected to reach $9 billion. The problem was traced back to an engineer misplacing a decimal point, and had been called the most expensive math error ever.

  9. Raccoons were able to open 11 of 13 complex locks in fewer than 10 tries and had no problems repeating the action when the locks were rearranged or turned upside down. They can also remember the solutions to tasks for up to 3 years.

  10. Human Evolution solves the same problem in different ways. Native Early peoples adapted to high altitudes differently: In the Andes, their hearts got stronger, in Tibet their blood carries oxygen more efficiently.

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According to Airbnb customer service, 3% to 7% of stays turn into a problem stay (that's over 2 million ruined trips per year). Here's what's most likely to go wrong on your next

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Simulating The Monty Hall Game Show Host Problem

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A low sense of control is highly associated with anxiety, depression, and virtually all mental health problems. Researchers have found that a low sense of control is one of the most stressful things that people can experience."

A 170-person Swiss infantry unit once got lost during training exercises and inadvertently crossed 1.5km into Liechtenstein. The Swiss army later informed Liechtenstein of the incursion and offered official apologies, to which a ministry spokesperson responded, "No problem, these things happen."

The English subtitles for Pan's Labyrinth were translated and written by Guillermo del Toro himself. He no longer trusts translators after having encountered problems with his previous subtitled movies.

Glitter is terrible for the environment; Most glitter products are made from plastic, which contributes to the serious problem of microplastics in our oceans. Microplastics kill marine life and also release chemicals that disrupt human and animal hormones.

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

The Plague solved an overpopulation problem in 14th century Europe. In the aftermath wages increased, rent decreased, wealth was more evenly distributed, diet improved and life expectancy increased.

Stephen Hawking once sent his PhD student away with a very hard problem – finding exact rotating black hole solutions of Einstein’s equations with a cosmological constant – and was stunned when he came back a few days later with the solution

After Kanye West's mother's death due to heart problems resulting from her cosmetic surgery, Governor Schwarzenegger signed the "Donda West Law" legislation making it mandatory to prove well being prior to undergoing cosmetic surgery.

Girgori Perelman, the only person in history to have solved one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems. After solving the Poincaré conjecture Perelman was offered the Field's Medal and $1 million prize money, he declined them both.

German Shepherds are prone to getting hip displasia as a result of breeding for specific cosmetic traits. This unethical breeding has turned a once robust breed into a frail breed disproportionately prone to musculoskeletal disorders, osteoarthritis, diarrhea, obesity, and behavioral problems.

The town of Shitterton, England, kept getting its town sign stolen. In 2010, they finally solved the problem by installing a 1.6 tonne concrete slab with the town name inscribed on it.

Trapped behind enemy lines during the Korean War Chester Puller Stated, "We’ve been looking for the enemy for several days now. We’ve finally found them. We’re surrounded. That simplifies our problem of finding these people and killing them." He and his men survived.

A college math professor wrote a fantasy "novel" workbook to teach the fundamentals of calculus. Concepts are taught through the adventures of a man who has washed ashore in the mystic land of Carmorra and the hero helps people faced with difficult mathematical problems

Nikola Tesla was an advocate of sterilizing criminals and people with mental problems, and he believed that by 2100 people that aren't "desireable parents" shouldn't be able to breed

The city of Melbourne gave email addresses to trees so locals could report problems, but they received thousands of love letters instead

Walking before solving a problem improves your creativity by an average of 60%.

Vikings sailed with cats to keep rodent problem in check on the ships, this is believed to have caused the second wave of cat expansion around the world

The official divorce complaint of Mary Louise Bell, wife of world-famous physicist Richard Feynman, was that "He begins working calculus problems in his head as soon as he awakens. He did calculus while driving in his car, while sitting in the living room, and while lying in bed at night."

In 1984, a episode of Thomas The Tank Engine featured an engine, Henry, who refused to go out in the rain. To solve the problem, the workers boarded Henry up in a cave and abandoned him.

The term "Napoleon Dynamite Problem" is used to describe the phenomenon where "quirky" films such as Napoleon Dynamite, Lost in Translation and I Heart Huckabees prove difficult for researchers to create algorithms able to predict whether or not a viewer will like a certain film.

Rich women binge drink more and have more alcohol related problems than poor women, while the opposite is true for men.

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.

An officially recommended solution to a common problem with the Apple 3 was to "lift the computer two inches and drop it"

An anonymous biologist managed to get a fake scientific research paper accepted into four supposedly peer-reviewed science journals, to expose the problem of predatory journals. He based the paper on a notoriously bad Star Trek episode where characters turned into weird amphibian-people.

The "Blood Quran" a Quran that was written in the blood of Saddam Hussein. The book is a problem for Islamic scholars because they can't agree over what should be done with it. It's a sin to write the Quran in blood but it's also a sin to destroy copies of the Quran. They're stumped.

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How Well Can We See? Prevalence of Vision Problems in the United States

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Updated Resolution: Visualization on the plastic pollution problem of our oceans