Heads-UP! #42: From Frisbees to the Unsung Heroes of Science

Welcome back! We are kicking off our first week in Amsterdam with a jam-packed edition of Heads-UP! So sit back, take a break and enjoy this collection of unusual, hilarious and downright fascinating facts…

The person who invented the frisbee was cremated and made into a frisbee after he died. – Valeria

  • The technical term for random typographical marks used in place of profanities is the grawlix. – Cécile
  • Despite making $5 billion in revenue in 2017, Spotify made a loss. – Bill
  • A Russian scientific institute has a monument dedicated to the unsung heroes of science… lab rats. – Lynn
  • The famous Louis Vuitton Toile Monogram consists of the LV monogram (a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol), a circle with a four-leaved flower inset (flower quatrefoil), a curved beige diamond with a four-point star inset (flower quatrefoil diamond), and its negative. – Laurent
  • In 2007, an American man named Corey Taylor tried to fake his own death in order to get out of his cell phone contract without paying a fee. It didn’t work. – Valeria


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