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TIL that if Apple finds underage workers in their factories, they make the suppliers return the children to their homes, pay for their education at a school of their family’s choice, and continue to provide income for basic needs until they reach the legal working age.

TIL that if Apple finds underage workers in their factories, they make the suppliers return the children to their homes, pay for their education at a school of their family’s choice, and continue to provide income for basic needs until they reach the legal working age.
TIL that if Apple finds underage workers in their factories, they make the suppliers return the c...

Apple also makes a supreme effort into not looking as well. This isn't making things right, this is damage control.

I guess that's why Foxconn has so many nets setup around the outside of their buildings, just in case their workers jump for joy while working for Apple.

Exactly. Also, who needs underage workers when you can jam adults into unsafe working conditions in Chinese factories for pennies an hour?

I just don't believe that shit. Apple probably has a whole thing you have to go through to prove that.

They'd look at a five year old in the face and claim they don't believe he's five until you show a birth record. And then after you do, they'd want proof he spent X amount of hours in Y location doing Z the whole time.

This is some save face bullshit I really highly doubt they actually follow.

TIL Led Zeppelin was refused entry into Singapore because the band members had long hair

TIL Led Zeppelin was refused entry into Singapore because the band members had long hair
TIL Led Zeppelin was refused entry into Singapore because the band members had long hair

For anyone not reading the article, this happened in 1972. After nearly half a century Singapore have since relaxed the rule.

Their loss.

Good catch. I think it's the latter, but I'm too lazy to check.

Relaxed or got rid of?

TIL there are blue bandaids with metal in them so they can be detected by metal detectors in food processing factories.

TIL there are blue bandaids with metal in them so they can be detected by metal detectors in food...

I knew they are blue so they stand out if you lose them in food processing environments. The metal part is stupidly simple and brilliant at the same time as most packaging lines include a metal detector anyway.

Man i wish i came up with that.

This is also why medical gauze used in surgery contains one thread of x-ray detectable material (usually barium sulphate)

So thats what that blue line is...

Do you think pizza places normally wave a metal detector over their finished pies?

TIL of Pope Joan, who according to legend served as Pope for several years until her gender was discovered when she had a baby.

TIL of Pope Joan, who according to legend served as Pope for several years until her gender was d...

Well if she had a baby, I'm fairly sure someone else discovered that before

Wiki says most scholars think this is fiction

"What's everyone looking at? Mary is the only one who can pop out a magic baby no questions asked? Ya know what forget I quit."

due to her abilities, she rose through the church hierarchy

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TIL during the rap battle montages in 8 Mile, Eminem would mime to save his voice. However after one rapper got a particularly good audience reaction, he turned his mic on and improvised a verse in response rather than let himself be beaten.

TIL during the rap battle montages in 8 Mile, Eminem would mime to save his voice. However after one rapper got a particularly good audience reaction, he turned his mic on and improvised a verse in response rather than let himself be beaten.
TIL during the rap battle montages in 8 Mile, Eminem would mime to save his voice. However after ...

Kinda petty of him to be tweaked. It's a fucking movie about Eminem. Get your own story

The next line actually says he was being sarcastic in the interview:

"You can easily catch the sarcasm there, because Marv's also quick to give Em his props. "You could tell he was going off the dome and that was super impressive," he added. "He’s the best f--king rapper in the world, man. What can you say to the best person doing something?" "

Later on, it even says the guy still hangs out with Eminem.

Nice that you cut out the rest of the quote to make the chap look bad, right?

Imbecile.

Fuck off mate the literal next paragraph says he was joking.

TIL that the Chinese company Netdragon Websoft built their corporate headquarters in the shape of the Starship Enterprise. The owner licensed the design legally from CBS.

TIL that the Chinese company Netdragon Websoft built their corporate headquarters in the shape of...

The owner of a chinese tech company legally licensing something is the real "wow" part of this TIL.

Looks more like Voyager.

exactly

They keep using that word. I don't think it means what they think it means.

Signing on and complying down to the wire are two different things. It's also at least possible they knew it likely would fail, so why not put up the image of acceptance?

That said, you're right. They're figuring out where they can take on that niche market and be a real player: robotics. It's a new government initiative. It's gonna be pretty big I think. Robotics is a field we've really shown amazing potential for but it just hasn't been done in the ways we want to see it. China is going to lead that.

TIL of a black New York pastor in 1947 who decided to travel to Alabama in a turban and with a fake accent, posing as a foreign dignitary. His disguise allowed him in white-only areas, and he was treated with little discrimination.

TIL of a black New York pastor in 1947 who decided to travel to Alabama in a turban and with a fake accent, posing as a foreign dignitary. His disguise allowed him in white-only areas, and he was treated with little discrimination.
TIL of a black New York pastor in 1947 who decided to travel to Alabama in a turban and with a fa...

Reminds me of how apartheid South Africa treated Chinese as "colored people", but treated Japanese as "honorary whites" in the 1960's.

I don't think wearing a turban works like that in the South anymore.

So much more progressive, they just discriminate against anyone from the outside equally now.

Isn't that a legacy of Nazi Germany where Hitler declared the same thing?

Try one of these subthreads