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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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“alone” island

from alone, history channel posted in television by crabapple

The survivor series Alone on the History Channel films on Quatsino First Nation land, on northwestern Vancouver Island.

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auto circus impound lot

from the big lebowski (1998) posted in movies by pete_nice

The Dude finds his stolen car at the Auto Circus Impound Lot.

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sobchak security

from the big lebowski (1998) posted in movies by pete_nice

The Dude picks up Walter at his security business before they make their ransom drop at "the wood bridge."

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