Slang Words, Kik Messenger And More

Facts about Slang Words, Kik Messenger and more.

Slang Words, Kik Messenger And More
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Slang Words

In 1916, the following words were considered to be slang words:
Awful, Fake, Fan, Fresh, Grouchy, Hunch, Pub, Kid.

Kik Messenger

The popular Kik Messenger app was co-created by a man called Chris Best.
After several years, he and two employees who worked with him decided to leave Kik in 2017 and set up a different business called Substack.

No Time To Die

The final James Bond movie to star Daniel Craig cost over $350 million to make and was delayed multiple times due to COVID-19.
At the opening weekend, it made $56 million, partly due to many cinemas still not open and people hesitant to return to public places.

Cyber Insurance

Cyber Insurance is provided by insurance companies to businesses, offering to pay out if the company loses business due to a cyber attack.
One of the bigger companies to offer insurance is AIG, which has had to keep increasing its premiums by 20-40% every year due to the volume of Ransomware attacks hitting its clients.
AIG has already said that unless Ransomware attacks are reduced, they will no longer be able to offer insurance as they are at the point where the premiums are not covering the payouts.

Sport Fans

According to a survey on sports fans, the results found that in the NFL, 79% of fans supported a favourite team, while 54% supported a favourite player.
In NBA it was 67% had a favourite team and 50% had a favourite player.
But in NHL, while 60% had a favourite team, only 27% had a favourite player.

Vehicle Accidents

According to a recent study,  a heavy vehicle involved in a pedestrian accident is more likely to cause injuries than a lighter vehicle going at the exact same speed.
This isn't good news for the Electric Vehicle industry who, due to heavy battery technology, tends to be heavier than the exact same petrol/diesel model.


There are over 600 types of Crawfish and some of those crawfish are now reproducing with the wrong species due to the mixing of species by fishermen who are dumping their catch in local rivers rather than where they came from.
As a result, reproductive rates are dropping and numbers in some areas are diminishing.

Carbon Eating Fish

Fish are extremely good at removing carbon from the atmosphere and then pooping out the carbon as a solid material to rest on the seafloor.
They are so good at it that scientists estimate 1.9 billion tons of carbon are removed from the atmosphere each year by fish.
To put that into context, it is believed the UK emits 360 million tons a year, which suggests that fish are removing the carbon emissions of five United Kingdoms each year.

Henry Cavill

In Mission Impossible: Fallout, the fight scene in the public restroom where Henry shakes his arms out, also known by the fans as him "cocking his guns", was completely unscripted and was Henry just warming his aching arms up for the next take of many takes that day.
When Tom Cruise and the director re-watched it, they loved how he did it and decided to leave that unscripted moment in the movie, even including it in the movie trailer.

Flight Problems

In 2021 the number of fines issued to passengers by the FAA in the US exceeded $1 million.
Some of the fines were issued for failure to wear a mask on the flight, but other fines include smoking in an aircraft toilet ($16,000 fine), vaping on a plane and arguing with the aircrew over it ($10,000 fine), and one large $45,000 fine for a passenger who threw objects at other passengers leading to the aircraft diverting and performing an emergency landing to have the offender removed.