During the 50th second of this girl wresting video, you will hear a loud message: “Avast! Virus database has been updated!” This was a message from Avast anti-malware software installed on the Windows computer on the arena. In case you didn’t know, this would never happen on a Linux or Mac OS, because these operational systems don’t require anti-virus software, they are simply not virus-friendly. So, once again, Apple vs Microsoft, 1:0
All receipts in Taiwanese shops are similar to each other. Every receipt has its unique ID. For some people, this ID is a lucky number. Once in every two months, the the winner gets a prize through a lottery run by the government. Winners are announced on the website of the Ministry of Finance.
Why did the Taiwanese government turn receipt collection into the national game? The answer is very simple. This is how Taiwanese government ensures all businesses report their sales revenues to the state and thereby pay full tax. Why? Customers always demand their receipts in a bid to win the prize. This way, all purchased goods and services go through official billing procedure.
Some shops have even installed baskets for receipts collection.
Looking at this, I feel this “tax 2.0″ practice has good chances to become the next big thing in fiscal policy of developing states.
This is a video of a sunset taken by a robot on the surface of Mars – truly inspirational. The spaceship which took this video traveled 7 years and 100 million kilometers. I wish one day we could see the Earth, or the Moon, or the Sun from the surface of another livable planet.
Poland has just beaten Rio by installing a 51-meter statue of Jesus, that is 13 meters taller that the famous statue in Rio. In case you wonder why, you should know that Poland is the most religious country in Europe. Contrary to Brazilians, Poles placed the statue where nobody can see it, in a small town called Swiebodzin, on the border with Germany.