Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art Theft

In 1990 two thieves enter disguised as police, take 500 million worth of paintings and leave: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_Stewart_Gardner_Museum#Art_theft_of_1990

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Eduardo Saverin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Saverin

Facebook cofounder and billionaire. Fun facts:

– Saverin took advantage of Brazil’s lax insider trading regulations and made $300,000 via strategic investments in the oil industry.

– he renounced his U.S. citizenship; the citizenship change may have reduced the capital gains taxes Saverin would have paid after the Facebook IPO.[7][20] In response, Senator Chuck Schumer introduced the Ex-PATRIOT Act, which could have prevented Saverin from ever entering the U.S. again, but the bill died in committee.

Tomatos and Persimmons

In Chinese, tomatoes are literally called Red Persimmons from the West (西红柿 = West + Red + Persimmon). This is so because persimmons are native from China, where they are simply called (柿子), where 子 only indicates that  the grammatical class of the word is noun (and not, say, verb).