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Subway footlongs are not a foot long

There is speculation that the length of Subway footlongs in New York City is around 11 inches, not a foot. The sandwich chain commented, explaining that, “With regards to the size of the bread and calling it a footlong, ‘SUBWAY FOOTLONG’ is a registered trademark as a descriptive name for the sub sold in Subway Restaurants and not intended to be a measurement of length.”

This issue was even discussed in court, but the lawsuit was won by Subway, “due to perfectly natural and unavoidable vagaries in the baking process, a very small fraction of sandwiches fell about a quarter-inch shy of 12 inches.”

 

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Many divorce filings contain the word “Facebook”

According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, there are a lot of people who decide to divorce because of Facebook, founded in February 4, 2004, and the number of these cases increased significantly since 2011.

“We’ve had instances where they pull up Facebook in the course of a deposition,” divorce lawyer Marian Rosen told ABC News. “Once it’s out there for the world, it’s very difficult… to erase from the past. There are going to be trails that can be followed.”

 

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Blood banks in Sweden always notify donors when they use their blood

In Sweden, there are blood banks that always notify donors through a text message when they use their blood to help a patient. “We get a lot of visibility in social media and traditional media thanks to the SMS,” Karolina Blom Wilberg, a communications manager at the Stockholm blood service, told Huffington Post. “But above all, we believe it makes our donors come back to us, and donate again.”

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