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What is the history of Black Friday. 15 fun and interesting facts you should know - Bemorepanda

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This is a huge traditional sale, a fabulous time when all self-respecting stores are competing to see who has more discounts. Black Friday began in the USA as a great excuse to buy gifts before the Christmas holidays. This is the first Friday after Thanksgiving and falls between November 23rd and 30th. At this time there were always sales, and in the 60s the term "Black Friday" itself appeared.

 

Over time, the wave was picked up by the whole world: the more competition, the more discounts that attract even more people. So this snowball is rolling, causing a crazy stir. Someone needs gifts, someone has been waiting the whole year for the opportunity to buy an expensive thing, and someone enterprisingly buys everything and then sells it at auctions at a higher price.

People wait patiently for Black Friday for months, and then all at once pile on stores and grab goods in an hour. And if the Internet sites at this time simply hang on the number of people, then in real shopping centers madness, crush, assault and other types of simple human fun are happening. Bemorepanda prepared some interesting facts about Black Friday for you:

 

1. In 2020, Black Friday falls on November 29th, which marks the beginning of the biggest sale of the year worldwide. Some stores prefer to open early, and some even agree to work around the clock.

 

2. Aliexpress is perhaps the most popular store during the promotion days, discounts up to 70% on already cheap goods attract crowds of buyers.

 

3. eBay this year promises discounts of up to 50%, you can buy anything on sale: from a food processor to sports equipment, the main thing is to pay attention to the delivery terms.

 

4. For the first time this term sounded on September 24, 1869 during a panic in the US stock market: then the gold rate collapsed by 30%, ruining many small businesses.

 

5. In the fifties of the XX century, severe traffic jams on the roads of Philadelphia, which began after Thanksgiving Day, were dubbed Black Friday - the traffic police could not cope with the traffic collapse.

 

 

6. Massive sales after Thanksgiving have been (and continue to be) a hefty profit.

 

7. In America, sales had an additional meaning: sellers not only got rid of surplus goods in store for Thanksgiving, but also attracted those who wanted to shop early for the Christmas holidays.

 

8. Many sellers sin by raising prices in early to mid-November in order to effectively lower them on the day of the sale (and achieve those same ninety percent discounts). The total discount is obtained either much less than the declared one, or even absent altogether.

 

9.In 2018, according to the estimates of the National Retail Federation of the United States, on Black Friday itself, Americans made $ 6.2 billion (23.6% more than in 2017), and just over the weekend 165 million people were shopping.

 

10. Despite the proliferation and increase of online shopping, many shoppers still prefer physical stores, and more than half of those who were flattered by last year's sales were shopping both in stores and online.

 

 

11. The fashion industry is still more likely to be in the rearguard of Black Friday in terms of the number of buyers and, of course, the amount of the check. For example, consumers are projected to spend, on average, just over $ 250 each on clothing and footwear (by comparison, the average furniture bill is likely to be over $ 700).

 

12. True, while brands like H&M, Topshop and Mango offer discounts on almost the entire assortment, then for Farfetch and Net-a-Porter Black Friday becomes a reason to sell off the rest: special discounts apply only to the Sale department.

 

13. In recent years, Amazon, Argos, Boots, Currys, Debenhams, Halfords, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Littlewoods, Morrisons, Tesco and Very have been among the most active members with the best discounts.

 

14. Which states that 87% of Black Friday special pricing items can be purchased for the same price or even lower at other times of the year.

 

15.When shopping, please note the explanation for the special offer. Sometimes stores simply indicate the price "was-now", where the product was sold at the old price almost six months ago, but not yesterday.

 

On the one hand, Black Friday really looks like a thoughtless celebration of consumerism - and therefore aggravates environmental problems, for which the fashion industry is also responsible. On the other hand, it is possible to preserve sanity even during total stunning sales. Glossy magazines also call for this - with materials in the spirit of "What timeless things to buy at a discount" or "How to assemble a basic wardrobe for a sale." “Trends are cool,” admits Who What Wear, but warns that they won't work in a wardrobe unless you have a solid base to pair them. "And it doesn't have to be expensive."

 

There is nothing wrong with discounts in and of themselves, and even more, it is a great opportunity for many buyers to "jump" into a more expensive and high-quality clothing segment and choose durable items made from sustainable materials and in compliance with the principles of sustainable development. You can deliberately support brands that refuse discounts in favor of charitable initiatives. Finally, a big sale could be a good non-sale solution.

 

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Black Friday is the biggest annual sale in the United States. In recent years, this trend has become popular in Europe, Russia etc. For shopaholics, the "rainy day" has become a grandiose holiday, for the store employees - the hardest day. The article contains the most interesting facts and incidents that happened in black Friday.

 

Discounts on a "rainy day" reach unprecedented proportions, and sales attract millions of buyers. Black Friday products are the best-selling items of the year. So what kind of day is this? Some interesting facts about Black Friday:

 

1. The history of the "blackest day". "Celebration" began after Thanksgiving Day in 1996 - the first Friday. The American National Thanksgiving Day is historically celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Initially Black Friday was called traffic jams because of the holiday, and later - discounts.

 

2. Prior to that, in the 19th century, American entrepreneur Franklin Woolworth arranged a huge "All for 5 cents" sale. Therefore, many consider him to be the progenitor of sales.

 

3. The phrase "Black Friday" was touched upon earlier in a management magazine article. It talked about sick leave, which workers took to go shopping instead of work. This negatively affected the operation of enterprises. The term was “fixed” by the police, who fixed big traffic jams on a “rainy day”.

 

4. Cyber ​​Monday. After a stormy Friday and weekend, another event comes - Cyber ​​Monday. Many IT companies and online stores offer additional discounts. For shopaholics, this day is no less popular than Black Friday, because you can buy goods at a discount without leaving your home or without leaving your workplace.

 

5. Day off. US residents prefer to take a vacation / day off. Many companies specifically arrange an official day off for employees on Black Friday discounts.

 

6. Shopping is like a battle. Often Black Friday ends with a real battle for discounts - people use pepper spray, bats, weapons.

 

7. Survived - work. Black Friday reached large-scale coverage at the end of the 20th century. The popularity was so great that it interfered with the work of many enterprises. The management intimidated workers with dismissal, forbade taking sick leave, day off, day off. They were only allowed to die. Today, this is much easier, but there are companies that continue to do it.

 

8. Million turnovers. Black Friday merchandise disappears from shelves in seconds. Americans shop over $ 150 million annually.

 

9. Popular goods Black Friday. Most often they buy smartphones, TVs, tablets, laptops, and various home electronics. The most popular gadget is a smartphone.

 

10. The queue is a week or two long. In the United States, they sometimes take two weeks off to get in line. Cases of placing tents / sunbeds near the store have been recorded. People are ready to be on duty for days in order to have time to pick up the goods at the maximum discount.

 

11. Thrills. Many admit that they take part in the sale of the year because of their interest in unrest, chaos, and the feeling of competition.

 

12. Chinese surrogate Black Friday. For ten years now, Chinese sellers have been adopting the American tradition of annually organizing grandiose sales on Bachelor's Day - November 11. Interestingly, in 2016, the turnover on this day reached the turnover of the American Black Day! The main drawback is insidious pseudo-discounts. The Chinese fake prices at their sites, hoping that foreigners do not know what the prices were in fact.

 

13. Inflatable discounts. Some sellers put price tags in front of an overpriced sale in order to, according to the terms of Black Friday, drop the price, but sell at the regular price, making the most money. Surprisingly, people fall for this.

 

14. Black Friday online. In recent years, online purchases through computers and smartphones have been gaining popularity. Online shopping is not only safe but economical. On the website of the stores, you can see a catalog with prices for various goods. Discounts also apply to baby products.

 

15.  In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, online shopping has been at its peak in recent months, as it is safe.

 

16. Search statistics Black Friday. According to Google Trends, people start typing Black Friday almost a month before the big sale starts.

 

17. Jewelry Black Friday. Despite the significant increase in the prices of precious metals in the world, discounts on jewelry will also be available. Those wishing to buy jewelry made of gold and silver will have an excellent opportunity to purchase them at reasonable prices.

 

18. The most profitable in history is considered "Friday" 2012. Then, Americans and Europeans spent more than $ 52 billion on purchases in three days, including the weekend.

 

19. Half of Black Friday participants admit that they go shopping only because of their interest in chaos and disorder, as well as to get a taste of the competition.

 

20. In order not to miss out on the best deals, some people spend the night before the sale in stalls in front of the shops.

 

21. After Black Friday and the weekend, another event comes - Cyber ​​Monday. On this day, most IT companies offer discounts.

 

22. It may seem strange, but "Black Friday" is often the busiest day for plumbers - they are very much needed by shops and malls due to the influx of buyers: "the system is overflowing."

 

23. Apart from appliances and jewelry, pajamas are the top-selling items every year.

 

24. This is unofficially the best day to buy a TV. Adobe's research says Black Friday will save you the most money on appliances, jewelry, TVs and tablets.

 

25. The concept of "Black Friday" appeared in 1996. At first, it denoted traffic jams after Thanksgiving, and only later - sales.

 

"Stay Alive." Ridiculous, dangerous situations during Black Friday

Black Friday is known not only for its huge discounts, but also for its dangers - bloody battle, brawl, shooting for the sake of a discount. Here are some funny and tragic stories:

  1. "Sausage fight". In a small German town there was another case between a woman and a pensioner. The customer took the last cart, later the elderly man roughly grabbed the cart. The brother stood up for his sister. In response, the pensioner began to throw various goods at him from the shelves. The fight moved to the sausage department. The men fought with sticks of sausages, the woman threw sausages at the pensioner. The "sausage battle" ended with minor injuries, then with the police department.

 

2. "Robbery in black". A Boston group of teenagers wanted to rob people who were stingy at a sale. Tired shoppers didn’t unload their cars when they arrived home. At night, the attackers "ransacked" the garages. The police did not find the thieves. Later, the robbers did not share the loot and one of them wrote an anonymous message indicating the accomplices and the location of the stolen goods.

 

3. "Black mother". In the United States, there was a case of intentional spraying of pepper spray. A mother with two children, making her way to the entrance of the store, pushed people aside, spraying them with a spray can. The children helped push the crowd aggressively. Then more than 20 people were injured.

 

4. Trampled to Death. In 2008, in the same mall, a store employee was knocked down. After receiving blows all over his body, Jimitiya Jamura died right at his workplace. The man was only 34 years old.

 

5. "Registration in a tent." The 1996 case - a woman dreamed of buying a big TV. It was two weeks before Black Friday, so the woman set up a tent outside the electronics store. The night before the sale, she was admitted to the hospital with hypothermia. It is still the practice to set up tents near the entrance to the store a few days before Black Friday, although online sales are popular now.


 

 


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Idiotic applications on phones, stupid photos and stupid highlights, after which we all became like tigers ... Thank God those times are far behind.

 

Ten years ago, the world was completely different. You couldn't order a car with Uber. You couldn't use the Google Chrome browser and book an apartment through Airbnb.

 

We did these incredible things 10 years ago. Now is the story that we tell our children. Bemorepanda has collected all these facts and photos for you.

 

1. Twilight stuff

The inside of a Hot Topic store with a display shelf full of Twilight merchandise

 

2. Taking mirror selfies like this

Photo of a girl taking a mirror selfing wearing shutter shades and pointing the camera in front of her face toward the mirror

 

 

3. Profile pic

Spongebob with diamond grillz and a huge chain

 

 

4. Uploading photo on Facebook:

Screenshot of the Photo Upload section on Facebook

 

5. Lying about your life on LiveJournal

The LiveJournal logo which features a blue pencil doodling on a blue background

 

6. Convincing people the iPhone was worth the money

Screenshot of iBeer app featuring a man drinking what looks like a frothy beer out of his iPhone

 

 

7. Or this app

Screenshot of Lightsaber app section that allowed you to customize your own lightsaber

 

And that one app

Photo of an iPhone with a Zippo lighter over the entire screen

 

8. BlackBerry BBM conversations:

A photo of hand holding a BlackBerry

 

9. Brick Breaker score:

A screenshot of the Brick Breaker game

 

10.Internet Explorer crashed:

A screenshot of a crash Internet Explorer page

 

11. Pirates could beat ninjas in a fight:

A flag featuring a Pirate Ninja logo and Pirate vs. Ninjas written over it

 

12. Buying bootleg DVDs

A hand holding several bootleg DVDs

 

13. Bragging about the DVDs you had in your Netflix queue:

An old Netflix DVD queue from the 2009

 

14. Quoting that one Starburst Berries and Cream commercial

A man dressed as Tom Thumb

 

15. And quoting Borat A LOT:

 

16. Randomly yelling, "Leave Britney alone!"

Chris Crocker under a sheet crying under a sheet

 

17. Just posting on Facebook:

Facebook post of someone talking about how much they like Raisin Bran

 

Facebook status about being outside

 

18. Chuck Norris jokes

A meme of Chuck Norris of him holding guns with "Santa Claus was real...until he forgot my present" written on it

 

19. Typing like this:

 

20. Thinking it was funny to Rickroll your friends:

 

21. Leaving a fake outgoing voicemail greetings

A photo of a woman looking confused on a phone

 

22. Using laser pointers all the time

A photo of man shinning his laser pointer on the street at night

 

23. Talking about Michael Phelps's diet like six times a day:

A screen shot of a man looking at a bunch of junk food

 

24. Taking pictures with that one awful Photo Booth filter:

 

25. Everyone on Facebook writing "LOST PHONE, NEED NUMBERS" groups:

 

26. Watching full-length movies that cost tens of millions of dollars to make on an iPod with a 2-inch screen:

A finger pushing the forward button an iPod Mini that is playing a Disney Movie

 

27. Having some top songs as your ringtone:

 

28. "DON'T TASE ME, BRO!" :

A man lifting his arms while being held down by cops

 

29. Sharing memes about all the times Christian Bale and Kermit the Frog were basically twins:

A photo of Christian Bale driving a car and a photo of Kermit the Frog driving a car

 

30. Sending out FarmVille invites to your friends and family:

A screenshot of the FarmVille game

 

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Almost every film has curious details that are difficult to notice when you first watch it. Sometimes it can be unexpected characters, unobtrusively left by the director. Or inconspicuous moments that reveal the plot of the picture and add a special peppercorn to it.

 

At Bemorepanda, we found 13 hidden movie parts that even seasoned moviegoers might overlook. At the end of the article, you will find an unexpected fact about the cult melodrama, which many watched before the holes in the sunset of the 1990s.

 

1. "Matrix" - the symbol of yin and yang

When Neo and Morpheus attack each other in The Matrix, their clothing and body position form a symbol of the union of yin and yang. In Chinese philosophy, it means the interaction of opposites: light and darkness, day and night, positive and negative.

 

2. "Pirates of the Caribbean" - compass

In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, when Commander James Norrington holds up the compass, he points to Jack, not Elizabeth. This compass does not point north or south, but in the direction of what the person holding it desires most. So the filmmakers wanted to show that the commander values ​​his duty above his feelings: it is more important for him to catch a pirate than to be with his beloved.

 

3. "Casino Royale" "- actress

In the 2006 film Casino Royale, actress Tsai Chin plays one of the poker players. She also appeared in the role of a minor Bond girl in the 1967 film "Live Only Twice".

 

4. "Cabin in the woods" - pupils

In the thriller "Cabin in the Woods" after a van crash and a collision with a zombie, you can see that Dana's pupils have become of different sizes. This is a common symptom of a concussion.

 

5. "The Truman Show" - cameras

In The Truman Show, the cameras appear in very obvious places, but the main character (Jim Carrey) stubbornly does not notice them. Even when a neighbor brings a trash can to Truman's car, he still does not see anything unusual in what is happening, since he has always lived in the conditions of a TV show.

 

6. "Shape of water" - shoes

The Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water features a scene in which Eliza admires a pair of red shoes. Later, when the heroine begins a relationship with Amphibian Man, you can see how she confidently walks through the laboratory in those very shoes. Perhaps this is how the filmmakers wanted to show that Eliza gained confidence and expanded the boundaries of her capabilities.

 

7. "Pirates of the Caribbean" - Jack Sparrow's father ring

In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Captain Teague wears a silver skull ring. In fact, it is not a prop for the film, but a real decoration of actor Keith Richards. This ring was given to him for his birthday in 1978, and he has not taken it off since.

 

8. "Santa Claus" - elves

In the movie Santa Claus, when Charlie walks to school, an elf can be seen sitting behind him. This means that throughout his life, the elves watched over him and his father.

 

9. "Maleficent" - magic

Maleficent's magic changes color. When a witch is kind, her magic is golden. And when she does evil things, her enchantment turns green.

 

10. "The Chronicles of Narnia" - the fur of the White Witch

In The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the White Witch gave the order to cut the mane of Aslan's lion, and then coldly thrust a dagger into him. Later, Tilda Swinton's heroine can be seen wearing his mech during the battle.

 

11. "Parasites" - Mr. Pak's company

In Parasite, the viewer is constantly reminded that Mr. Park runs a firm called Another Brick, like the song of the same name by Pink Floyd. The film's director Bong Joon Ho was a huge fan of them in college. It raises the problems of education, inequality, there is a significant line: "In general, you are just another brick in the wall." The company logo appears on the glass in the office of the head of a wealthy family, as well as on the mugs from which the heroes drink.

 

12. "Alice in Wonderland" - the Hatter's phrase

The Mad Hatter's lines are not as meaningless as they seem at first glance. When the Hatter asks "What do a raven and a desk have in common?" One of the most famous works of Poe is the poem "The Raven".

 

By the way, Depp himself suggested adding orange spots on the Hatter's face. The fact is that in the 18th-19th centuries, hatters worked with mercury, which left orange and reddish spots on the skin. In addition, the metal caused chronic intoxication, which had a detrimental effect on mental health.

 

13.Bonus: "10 reasons I hate" - a scene with a poem

At the end of the tape "10 Things I Hate" Julia Stiles burst into tears while reading a poem she wrote about Patrick for her English lesson. This was not actually in the script. In one of the interviews, the actress told why emotions came over her during this scene. “I absolutely did not expect to start crying. I don't know why this happened. Perhaps this was due to what was happening in my life at that time. Or I was just blown away by the whole experience of making my first big movie, ”admitted Stiles.

 

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