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Town of Asbestos having difficulty landing on a new name

The town of Asbestos in Quebec, Canada has long been dreaming of a new identity. Its current name was appropriate as the town was home to what was once the world's largest asbestos mine. But ever since asbestos was deemed a deadly carcinogen, the name ... ...

CEOs with uncommon names implement unconventional strategies, says study

"Using 19 years of data on 1,172 public firms, we show that firms' distinctive strategies are systematically linked to their CEOs' uncommon names," write the authors of a new study published in Strategic Management Journal. The reason? People with "uncommon names tend to have a self‐conception of being different from their peers." From the report's ...

Tupac Shakur arrested in Tennessee!

Johnson City, Tennessee police arrested Tupac Shakur for assault, resisting arrest, and possession of **** and drug paraphernalia. According to News Channel 9, Shakur is being held on an $18,000 bond. In addition to being a hip hop legend, Shakur is apparently a master of disguise.

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Gentleman gives fake name to police even though real name is tattooed on his neck

When police arrested Matthew Bushman, 36, of Mansfield, Illinois on Friday, he reportedly tried to provide a fake name. Thing is, his real name is tattooed right across his neck. Police shouldn't be surprised though. After all, they were investigating Bushman for possible involvement in a forgery.

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People are sharing how pop culture has hilariously ruined their names

09.27.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

"'Andy' like Toy Story!" they always say.  Always my response: "Hahaha... yep..." And then the followup: "You gootttt a frriiieeennnd in me!" "Yep. That's the song..." The Twitterverse is filled with people whose names have surely trapped them i... ...

That’s Dr. Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck to you!

After eight years, Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck has earned her PhD in higher education from Cardinal Stritch University. And yes, Marijuana Pepsi is her real given name. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Her mother, Maggie (Brandy) Johnson, who still lives in Beloit, (Wisconsin) picked out her name and proclaimed that it would take her around ...

People on Twitter are sharing the grievances they have with their names

03.29.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Ah, names. The definitive burdens we all must carry.  Most people can relate to having a name that sparks certain reactions from others, whether it be a movie reference or a bad joke. Growing up a "Harry" alongside the advent of Harry Potter, I ... ...

The real Assman was denied his personalized license plate

In another example of life imitating Seinfeld, Melville, Saskatchewan citizen Dave Assman (pronounced Oss-men) applied for a personalized license plate of his last name but the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (like the DMV) put the kibbosh on the request and also his appeal. So Assman created a large decal inspired by the Saskatchewan plate design ...

Macaulay Culkin to legally change his middle name to ‘Macaulay Culkin’

Macaulay Culkin's middle name is currently "Carson." But, starting in 2019, it will be "Macaulay Culkin," as in Macaulay 'Macaulay Culkin' Culkin.

The Home Alone actor has been polling his fans on what his new middle name should be. The other choices were "Shark Week," "Kieran" (his younger brother's name), "TheMcRibisBack," and "Publicity Stunt." Ultimately ...