1. Japanese Company
The Japanese marketing company Piala Inc. has given six extra days to non-smokers’ to compensate with those who have taken breaks to smoke.
Hirotaka Matsushima, a company spokesman, said the idea came from a suggestion box.
2. Meeting missing brother
A great-grandmother has united 60 years with her missing brother. She discovered that he is one of the richest people in the world.
Ida Wilde, 83, never believed that she could still see her adopted brother Asgar Patel after he was forced to leave their home in Glasgow to go in India.
After leaving his adoptive family in Scotland, Patel now 78 years old, returned to his hometown where he established one of India’s largest logistics companies. Forbes lists him as one of the richest people in India and the world.
“For a short time we kept in touch, but later we moved from the previous residence, and his family did the same,” says the 60-year-old great-grandmother.
After 60 years, brother and sister could meet thanks to Facebook.
3. Value of all money in the world
All banknotes and all coins in the world today would have a value of $ 5.2 trillion.
This is the amount of money economists call “M1”, i.e. all cash and all bank accounts in the world. These are the money you have or do not have in a bank account. Money that you can get when you want.
Such money in the world is twice as much as banknotes and coins. Money in this category amounts to $ 25 trillion.
According to what economists call “M2” mean the whole amount under “M1”, plus all the short-term savings in the world.
In this category, we have a total of 60,000 billion dollars.
There is an “M3” category, which comes when “M2” adds all long-term deposits, institutional money, and all other deposits. Here the total amount is 80.900 billion dollars.
4. Lost woman
A woman from New York, missing for 42 years, has been found alive but with a lost memory in a Massachusetts-based elderly home.
Flora Stevens was declared lost in August 1975 after her husband left her a meeting with a doctor.
Investigators localized her as they were working on another old case, known as the “cold case”.
Police who interrogated the 78-year-old woman said they could not confirm where she had been through these years because of her poor mental state.
Mrs. Stevens was 36 and worked at a pet care center when she disappeared in Monticello, about 70 miles from New York City.
Police dismissed her case when an investigator contacted the Sheriff’s office in Sullivan County in September, about a skeleton found in the Orange Context that matched Mrs. Stevens’s description.
Sheriff Rich Morgan searched in federal databases to find a relative of Stevens to compare his DNA to that of the skeleton found when he suddenly discovered that someone was using her social security number in Massachusetts.
“Doesn’t happen often that we solve a case of a missing person for 42 years. But the foremost is that Flora is fine, “said Sullivan County Sheriff.
The woman was named Flora Harris when the detectives were located in a nursing home in Lowell, 37km northwest of Boston.
When they showed her an old picture she replied: “That’s me, or … me.”
5. Premarital contract
Turkish archaeologists in Kayseri province found a clay slab in which a pre-marital contract was written in the old Assyrian language.
In this deal has tried to solve the problem of not fertility. It says that if the couple can not have children during the first two years of marriage, the wife will allow the husband to find a captive woman who will become a surrogate mother.
After the birth of the first child, they have to release her. These are the results of the research, which has published the Gynecological Endocrinology magazine.
Principal researcher Ahmet Berkiz Turp of Haran University in Turkey has said that the captive woman had to be released after the birth of the first child and would thus ensure that the family would not remain without heirs.
This clay slab was created at the time of the Kingdom of Assyria in the 25th century BC. It was exhibited at the archaeological museum in Istanbul as the earliest document mentioning the problem of sterility.
In the Kultepea region in 1925, archaeologists found 1,000 tiles, which were written with a pin. The tablets are stored in wooden crates. They are a fact that civilization at that time had a socially regulated system.
The settlement is believed to have disappeared due to the fire. Mesopotamia is considered by many experts as the place where history began.