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Early Christians were called “atheists” by Romans as they didn’t pay tribute to pagan gods.
Judas sold Jesus for the equivalent of 4 months’ pay of a working man.
Police officers in one state in India are given a slight pay upgrade for having a moustache.
When a Google employee dies, their spouses receive half pay from the company for 10 years and their children US$1,000 per month until they turn 19.
In Mexico, artists can pay their taxes with artwork.
During the 18th century, you could pay your admission ticket to the zoo in London by bringing a cat or a dog to feed the lions.
35% of American workers said they would forgo a pay raise in exchange for having their boss fired.
In half of Asia and Africa and two-thirds of Europe, households pay a “TV licence” every year.
German soccer player Mesut Ozil donated his €300,000 World Cup victory bonus to pay surgeries for 23 children in Brazil.
If you were drafted during the American Civil War you could legally pay someone else $300 to go in your place.
The city of New York will pay for a one-way plane ticket for any homeless person if they have a guaranteed place to stay elsewhere.
Paris taxi drivers have to pay nearly 200,000 euros for their licenses. That’s why there are so few.
You pay US$30,000 to have your star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
1 out of every 4 dollars employers pay for healthcare in the U.S. is tied to unhealthy lifestyle choices or conditions like smoking, stress, or obesity.
The term “junkie” comes from the fact that recreational heroin users in the early 1900s would collect and sell scrap metal to pay for their heroin.
People pay thousands of dollars to hunt Zebras and other African wildlife on large ranches in Texas.
In 1978, a student in the U.S. working a minimum wage job could pay for 4 years of college with no debt.
If a self-driving car gets in an accident that is clearly its fault, the owner doesn’t pay damages. The manufacturers do.
An inmate filed a US$5 million lawsuit against himself. He claimed that he violated his own civil rights by getting arrested. He then asked the state to pay because he has no income in jail.
It took Quebec until 2006 to pay off its debt from hosting the 1976 Summer Olympics.