Heads-UP #38: From Kanye West to the Norovirus

Unfortunately the headline isn’t true… Although we think it would be kind of funny. Find out the weirdest and most interesting facts the RE-UP team have learnt this week here:

  • According to a comprehensive report on Quartz, for sex work,” the relationship between price and performance flattens out at the higher end of the ratings”. If crude, the analysis if also symptomatic of our Uber-like economy: if the marginal cost for the sex worker is actually very high, the marginal benefit for the consumer is very low. – Laurent
  • Jellyfish are only 5% solid matter. The rest is water. – Cécile
  • Norovirus isn’t fun… This is a fact – Bill
  • The last John Lewis Christmas campaign cost £ 7M. – Myriam

  • Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after racking up a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13. – Ayesha
  • John Logie Baird invented the television in 1926 and his first TV set was made from an old hat box, bicycle lights, scissors, darning needles, a tea chest and sealing wax. – Krish

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