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      Fascinating trivia facts                           Who Has The Highest Recorded IQ In History?
                                                           William James Sidis was the smartest man who ever
      compiled by Stanley                                lived. Sidis had the highest IQ ever recorded, with a  The Arc
      What Is The Value Of The                           score estimated to be 50 to 100 points higher than Albert
      White House ?                                      Einstein’s. Sidis made headlines in the early 20th century   Job-A-Palooza!
        Obviously,  the White                            as a child prodigy with an amazing intellect. He could
      House will never be for                            read The New York Times before he was 2. At age 11, he   Calling Local Businesses
      sale, and there are no true                        already mastered over 40 languages and entered Harvard     The Arc of Palm Beach County wants to partner with
      comparables for this historic                      University as one of the youngest students in the school’s   local businesses and organizations to help build bright
      structure. The White House                         history. He attempted a political career but died young   futures for young people with disabilities. Job-A-Palooza
      “Zestimate” is $397,817,836.                       (at age 46), from a brain hemorrhage.               is a fast-paced job training event that gives candidates the
      Home to every American                             Which Company Is The Largest Private Employer In    opportunity to learn about possible careers, and employers
      president except George Washington, the White House is rich   The World?                               the chance to explore an untapped pool of applicants.
      in history and tradition. The complex sits on 18 meticulously     Walmart is the largest private sector employer in     Job-A-Palooza is Thursday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3
      landscaped acres, and includes: six stories and 55,000 square   the  world, with  a  staff of  approximately 2.3 million   p.m. at the Palm Beach Gardens campus of Palm Beach
      feet of floor space, 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces,   employees across the globe, a number greater than the   State College: 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens,
      eight staircases, three elevators, a tennis court, a (single-lane)   population of cities such as Houston, Philadelphia, and   Fla. The Arc is looking for companies to join Publix,
      bowling alley, a movie theater, a jogging track, a putting green,   Phoenix. The family-owned retail giant is also the planet’s   Pratt Whitney, Otis Elevator, and The Gardens Mall in
      and a swimming pool.                               biggest company based on revenue, with annual revenues   supporting our community.
      Who Created The Ballpoint Pen In 1944?             of $480 billion. As of Jan. 31, Walmart had 11,718 stores     The event, which is funded through Vocational
        The first man to develop and launch a ballpoint pen was   and clubs in 28 countries.                 Rehabilitation (VR), gives students ages 14 to 21 early job
      the Hungarian László Jozsef Bíró, who invented a ballpoint   Which Library Has More Than 120,000 Comic Books?  training. Each company will choose a task for applicants
      pen with a pressurized ink cartridge. He is considered the     The Library of Congress houses the world’s largest   to complete, then judge them on the quality or speed of
      inventor of today’s ballpoint pen. Biro noticed that the ink   collection of comic books. There are 6,000 titles in all,   their performance, depending on the task. For example,
      used in newspaper printing dried quickly, leaving the paper dry   including comics from Japan, France, Spain, and Germany   a candidate may be asked to stock inventory for a store
      and smudge-free. Since the thicker ink would not flow from   dating back as early as the 1930s. As far as American   or detail a vehicle for a car wash. Each applicant will
      a regular pen nib, he fitted his pen with a tiny ball bearing in   comics go, the library owns the first appearance comics   choose at least five businesses and have a peer mentor to
      its tip. Moving along the paper the ball rotates, picking up ink   of  Spider-Man,  Batman,  the  Fantastic  Four,  and  the   help them complete their job tasks.
      from the ink cartridge and leaving it on the paper.  Incredible Hulk, as well as Famous Funnies No. 1, which     “We are looking for businesses to partner with us to
      Which Famed Multimillionaire Died In The Sinking Of   many consider to be the first American comic book.   help promote acceptance in the workplace, while building
      The Titanic?                                       What Does This Common Saying Mean, And How Did      future careers,” said Kimberly McCarten, CEO and
        John Jacob Astor IV helped build the Waldorf-Astoria   It Originate?                                 president of The Arc of Palm Beach County. “We have
      hotel and died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Astor made   Bite The Bullet                         young people who are eager to learn, and excited about
      his fortune in real estate, building the Astoria hotel in 1897,     What does it mean? Accepting something difficult or   earning an income. This event is a fun way for applicants
      which was regarded at the time as the world’s most luxurious   unpleasant.                             and employers to get acquainted.”
      hotel. The hotel was adjoined to the Waldorf Hotel, which     Where does it come from? Often during war, there     Job-A-Palooza is just one approach The Arc of Palm
      was owned by his cousin. The building complex eventually   was no time to administer anesthesia before emergency   Beach County uses to help people with developmental
      became known as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Astor was the   surgery. Instead, the surgeon made patients bite down on   disabilities enter the workforce. The Employment
      richest man aboard the ship; when his body was recovered   a bullet in an attempt to distract them from the pain.  Services Program offers job seekers guidance throughout
      he had $2,440 on him.                                                                                  the year, and ongoing support for those who are hired.
                                                                                                             Employment specialists partner with businesses to
                                                                                                             discover and help create career opportunities.
                                                                                                               To get involved with Job-A-Palooza, or any of the
                                                                                                             programs at The Arc of Palm Beach County, please visit
                                                                                                    or call (561) 842-3213.
                                                                                                             About The Arc Of Palm Beach County
                                                                                                               The Arc of Palm Beach County has been improving
                                                                                                             the lives of children and adults with developmental
                                                                                                             disabilities, and their families, through services,
                                                                                                             education, and advocacy since 1958. The Arc supports
                                                                                                             programs throughout Palm Beach County that reach more
                                                                                                             than 2,800 families each year.

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