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twilightsglow

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In the 1870s, the city of Liege, in Belgium, tried to get 37 cats to deliver mail. The cats did whatever they wanted instead and the city realized that idea wasn't going anywhere.
 

twilightsglow

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In the 1860s this French-Italian dude named J.B. Toselli designed these awesome train coffee makers. They really made coffee, the wheels rolled, and the coffee brewing part had filters and safety valves and all that. Only a small number of them were made so they're rare collectibles.

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twilightsglow

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Recordings by Elton John, Nirvana and Thousands More Lost in Fire

:oops: This happened 11 years ago but the company covered it up until now.

"The flames eventually reached Building 6197, known as the video vault, which housed videotapes, film reels and, crucially, a library of master sound recordings owned by Universal Music Group.

Almost all of the master recordings stored in the vault were destroyed in the fire, including those produced by some of the most famous musicians since the 1940s.

In a confidential report in 2009, Universal Music Group estimated the loss at about 500,000 song titles.

The list of artists affected spans decades of popular music. It includes recordings by Ray Charles, B.B. King, the Four Tops, Joan Baez, Neil Diamond, Sonny and Cher, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Al Green, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett, the Eagles, Aerosmith, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Barry White, Patti LaBelle, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Police, Sting, Steve Earle, R.E.M., Janet Jackson, Guns N’ Roses, Mary J. Blige, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Snoop Dogg, Nirvana, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Tupac Shakur, Eminem, 50 Cent and the Roots."
 
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