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When the Cards Against Humanity team kept all of the money they raised by selling nothing (literally) for 5 Dollars on Black Friday, they split the $71,145 and one employee bought a 24 karat gold vibrator for over $3,000.

The restaurant chain TGI Fridays stopped its waiters from wearing “flair” a few years after the movie Office Space came out because people wouldn’t stop making Office Space references about it.

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  1. Black Friday runs concurrent with Buy Nothing Day; An international protest against consumerism with more than 65 nations globally participating.

  2. In 2014, to protest Black Friday, Cards against Humanity only sold boxes labeled "Bullshit" to Black Friday shoppers for 6 dollars each. The boxes contained actual bull feces and some dug through it looking for a new card but found nothing but feces. The profits were donated to charity.

  3. On this day, April 13th, a Friday in 2029, an asteroid more than 1,000ft wide will pass by Earth closer than the moon and will easily be observed with the naked eye.

  4. Hugh Jackman buys lotto tickets every Friday for the entire crew while filming a movie. It's a tradition he started 2 months into filming his first American film when he was embarrassed he didn't know the names of half the crew members.

  5. On 24th October 1975, 90% of women in Iceland went on strike and took to the streets, refusing to work, cook, and look after children. The strike was called "Women's Day Off", and helped put Iceland at the forefront of the fight for gender equality. Men came to know it as "The Long Friday".

  6. Rebecca Black donated the proceeds from her video "Friday" to charity

  7. The Filet o' Fish was invented so Catholics could eat at McDonald's on Fridays.

  8. Employees who work at Jack Daniels get a free bottle of Jack Daniels with their paychecks on the first Friday of every month.

  9. McDonald's Filet-O-Fish was created in 1962 for Catholics abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent. According to McDonald's, a quarter of all its Filet-O-Fish sandwiches were sold during Lent last year.

  10. The Nightman Cometh," the musical Charlie writes in It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, was adapted into a live-action performance for two nights at the Troubadour theater in 2009. It starred the original cast and began with title cards reading "7:15, On a Friday, Philadelphia PA."

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Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., was the first African American astronaut. The project he worked on would go on to become the International Space Station. He died in the backseat of his plane while teaching a cadet how to fly 50 years ago this past Friday (December 8, 1967). He was 32 years old.

In 2038, we will have another Y2K-style software issue with dates, as 32 bit software can't represent time past Tuesday, 19 January 2038. Times beyond that will be stored internally as a negative number, which these systems will interpret as Friday, 13 December 1901 - source

In the Phillipines, "some Catholics are voluntarily, non-lethally crucified for a limited time on Good Friday to imitate the sufferings of Christ. Pre-sterilised nails are driven through the palm of the hand between the bones, while there is a footrest to which the feet are nailed." - source

The Game of Thrones showrunners/producers began trying to reduce the amount of frequent character and political intrigues during garden walks, because of the South Park parody episode 'Black Friday' - source

TGI Fridays stopped requiring their servers to wear flare because of Office Space

Employees who work at Jack Daniels get a free bottle of Jack Daniels with their paychecks on the first Friday of every month.

Friday the 13th occurs at least once a year every year, but can occur up to three times in the same year

Hugh Jackman buys lottery tickets for the entire cast and crew every Friday while filming a movie. It's a tradition he started in an effort to get to know one another and encourage comradery and team work among the crew.

T.G.I. Friday's founder Alan Stillman, despite having no restaurant business experience, opened the restaurant because the neighborhood he lived in had many young, single people and he wanted to meet women.

Michael Bay walked out of the screening of Friday the 13th (2009), a movie that he produced, because it had too much sex.

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Co-worker has been working on electricity maps for 30 years. She's retiring next Friday, so I made this. It will be printed on canvas so she won't forget what she's done.

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TGI Fridays Got Rid Of "Flair" Because Of Office Space

The day after Thanksgiving is called "Brown Friday" by septic companies as it is their busiest day of the year

The composer Arnold Schoenberg had a morbid fear of the number 13. On his 76th birthday, an astrologer wrote him a letter of warning reading only "7 + 6 = 13", causing him to fall into a deep depression and illness, from which he died on Friday the 13th.

The color of the plastic tag on bread actually means something. They indicate the day of the week on which the loaf was baked: Monday - Blue, Tuesday - Green, Thursday - Red, Friday - White, Saturday - Yellow.

The Thirteen Club met in the 1880s to debunk the superstition about the number 13 by dining 13 to a table, walking under ladders, and spilling salt on Friday 13th. They had 5 US Presidents as members, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.

On Black Friday 2013, Cards Against Humanity had an "Anti-Sale" with increased prices, and still had a sales spike and maintained its best-selling status on Amazon.

" the most aggressive drivers on the road are men between the ages of 35 and 50 who drive blue BMWs", a 2013 study found. Drivers are the most obnoxious at 5:45pm on Friday, then early Monday morning. Drivers of Land Rovers, Audis, and Subarus are also among the most aggressive.

8.2% of Norwegians eat tacos every single Friday

In 1976 Jodie Foster starred in 5 feature films (including Taxi Driver, Bugsy Malone & Freaky Friday), winning 2 Baftas, an Oscar nomination, and countless other awards. She was 13 years old.

About Apophis (Egyptian god of death and darkness), an asteroid that will pass earth closer than our own satellites orbit on Friday 13th, 2029. It will touch our atmosphere, and we will be able to see it wiz overhead. There is a debated chance of it impacting Earth when it returns in 2036.

When TGI Friday's announced their $10 Endless Appetizers deal, a woman sat in a Friday's for 14 hours eating plate after plate of mozzarella sticks to see if they were truly "endless". They were.

Rebecca Black of 'Friday' fame had to drop out of school due to bullying.

McDonald's Filet-O-Fish was invented by franchiser Lou Groen because of falling hamburger sales on Fridays (Lent)in his area. Ray Krock made a deal - they would sell his own "Hula Burger" (grilled pineapple) and the Filet-O-Fish one on Friday, the bestseller would be added to the permanent menu.

Alaska experienced two Fridays in a row on the day that ownership transferred from Russia to the USA due to the change from Julian to Gregorian calendar systems

Friday the 13th is the most common day of the week for the 13th to fall on

Due to its aquatic habitat and behavior, the Catholic Church officially categorized the Beaver as a type of fish, making it acceptable to eat on Good Friday and throughout Lent. This ruling was later extended to the Capybara and muskrat as well.

In 1867 Alaska became the only place to have two Fridays in succession. This was due to the United States purchase of Alaska from Russia, causing it's timezone to change from GMT+14 to GMT-10

Friday the 13th occurs on an average of once every 212.35 days, but the next one is 427 days away, in September of 2019, being more than double the average.

Every Friday 8.2 percent of Norwegian households eat tacos -- "Taco Friday" is one of the most well-known meal traditions in the country

A man got a job as the chief of police with falsified credentials which included a picture of a fake Los Angeles Police Department badge bearing the serial number 714, rightfully belonging to the fictional Sgt. Joe Friday of "Dragnet."

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