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zip2 hq (former)

from elon musk, paypal posted in technology by corporate_sunshine

In 1997, Zip2 moved their headquarters to this location. Zip2 was online directory founded by the Musk brothers, Elon and Kimbal.

The company merged with CitySearch in a $300 million deal in 1998. This gave Elon Musk the capital to begin his next project, the online banking company- X.com.

Source: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

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omelek island

from space travel, new space, spacex posted in technology by corporate_sunshine

Space Exploration Technologies Corp (or SpaceX) made the first successful privately funded, liquid-propelled orbital launch vehicle with Flight #4 of the Falcoln 1 rocket on September 28, 2008.

Omelek Island is close to the equator, where the Earth spins a little bit faster, giving the rocket an extra boost upon launch. The island is a part of a series of islands used to test the efficacy of the "Star Wars" missile defense system back in the 80s.

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the corner hotel

from jack white, the white stripes posted in music by corporate_sunshine

Located in a suburb of Melbourne, The Corner Hotel is a remodeled 19th-century pub that has been a live music venue since the 1940s.

Jack White came up with the riff to "Seven Nation Army" while doing a sound check at The Corner Hotel.

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heinold’s first and last chance saloon

from jack london posted in literature by corporate_sunshine

Originally constructed in 1880 from the remnants of a whaling ship, this building was purchased and coverted into a saloon in 1883 by Johnny Heinhold. The name refers to the first and last place sailors could get a drink before hitting the open sea, and the pub was frequented by sailors and adventurers.

After Jack London returned from a fishing trip to Japan and gold-prospecting in the Klondike, the 17-year-old would study at the bar to complete his high school education. London told Heinhold of his desire to attend college to become a writer, and Heinhold lent him the money to attend the University of California at Berkeley.

Although London only finished one year at the university, London used many figures from his time at Heinhold's in his writings (including Captain Alex MacLean, who became Wolf Larsen in The Sea Wolf).

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charles schulz grave

from charles schulz, peanuts posted in comic books by corporate_sunshine

Charles Schulz initially learned how to draw by answering an advertisement that asked, "Do you like to draw?" His art school correspondence school was the inauspicious start to his nationally syndicated strip Peanuts.

Charles Schulz died on February 12, 2000 from complications due to color cancer. He was 77 years old. He is buried at the Pleasant Hills Memorial Park in Sebastopol, California.

The last Peanuts cartoon was drawn by Schulz shortly before he died, and was printed the day after his passing (Feb. 13, 2000).

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