Heads-UP #11: From Mercedes to United Airlines

Welcome back guys! It’s #factfriday yet again. We know you’re all ready for the weekend – we are too! We won’t ramble on for too long, so without further ado, here are the most interesting things the RE-UP team learnt last week:

The word ‘Mercedes’ has 3 e’s in it and they’re all pronounced differently… Think about that. – Bill

Drinking wine engages your brain more than solving a maths equation. – Myriam

Ikea employees call the areas before the cashier the “open the wallet” sections – Laurent

The t-shirt was invented for bachelors so they wouldn’t have to worry about sewing buttons back on. – Marco

GLAAD reports that 4.8% of the 895 characters on scripted TV shows are openly LGBTQ – Laurent

Turns out it wasn’t just Dr David Dao who was dragged off a United Airlines flight – 40,000 passengers were also bumped off against their will last year – Krish

There are 40 million active small business pages in Facebook and 4 million of those businesses pay for social media advertising on Facebook – Andrea


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