The Taxi Driver Who Took on Uber

Share This Post

When Montreal’s taxi drivers suffered while police turned a blind eye to illegal Uber operators, a Lebanese man became the Taxi Sheriff, champion of taxi drivers’ welfare. Hassan Kattoua created various schemes to fight back against Uber, the most famous of which was an ambush where he and a few others dressed up as cowboys, seized an Uber driver’s phone and providing their warning notice: “We have seized the machine that you are using as a weapon for your outlaw activity that is impoverishing drivers in towns and cities.” Read full article here

More To Explore

Science

An Eerie Poisonous Fog

If you’re visiting a farm, keep an eye out for an ominous-looking bronze fog. Nitrogen tetroxide, a red-orange gas, is made by certain bacteria during fermentation when oxygen is lacking in the crop. The lack of oxygen causes the bacteria to use the nitrate within the crops, which then produces nitrogen tetroxide. Inhalation of the gas is known to cause permanent lung damage or kill people and livestock. To prevent this, farmers have started performing nitrate tests after four weeks of fermentation. Read full article here

Psychology

Happiness Is Two Scales

It’s put forth that happiness and unhappiness should be viewed as two different ‘scales’, not either end of one scale. For instance, if you’re not satisfied with your life, try to identify the root problem: do you not have enough happiness, or are you just unhappy? Depending on your answer to the question, the solutions may differ. Read full article here

Do You want to embrace intellectual freedom and join our premium users?

FASCINATING READS, SUMMARISED

The occasional email full of conversation-worthy content