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Area Billionaire Tells Employees To Gather 'Round And Watch Him Murder His Pecs

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Jim Thompson, the founder and chairman of logistics giant Crown Worldwide, celebrated his 75th birthday this year by doing 75 pushups in just 47 seconds, according to The Jersey Journal. The feat was accomplished in front of Thompson's cheering employees at the company's headquarters in Hong Kong on Wednesday. "It's become a tradition and creates quite a stir." Thompson said in a press release. "I managed to get through 75 with no problems this time so we'll have to see how long the tradition continues…I don't know if I'll be able to do 100 at 100 but I hope I'm around to try." [CNBC]


Former Morgan Stanley Employee Turned Fish Farmer Didn't Go Into This Business So People Could Tell Him When And Where He Can Drag His Aquarium

Sorry he's not sorry about working 'round the clock to get this business off the ground. A Bronx man who runs a fish farm in his 14th floor apartment is being sued by his landlord in a building where neighbors claim the tanks leak and stink up their homes. The landlord claims Christopher Toole, 47, is violating his lease at the Riverdale building by illegally breeding fish and running the Society of Aquaponic Values and Education from the home...He has "refused to refrain" from making noises and causing odors, the lawsuit says. Neighbors say Toole is responsible for several large leaks and drags his fish farming materials across the floor through the night. “It’s irritating because you hear noise all the time. It’s 3:30 in the morning, and you hear him dragging his aquarium or whatever it is across the floor. It has changed my life,” said resident Roch McDowell, who lives directly below Toole...Toole formerly worked at Morgan Stanley and served as a vice president for Sovereign Bank. He now teaches kids about fish farming and sells his tilapia. He told the New York Post he was not aware of the suit, but said "any publicity is good publicity." Apartment Fish Farm Stinks: Suit [NBCNY]