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Ten random things: Reader Request Month, day 27

Ten entities formed by mergers:

  1. Chikuma, Nagano (Japanese city formed by the merger of the city of Koshoku, the town of Kamiyamada, and the village of Tokura)
  2. Fifth Third Bank (financial institution formed by the merger of Fifth National Bank and Third National Bank)
  3. Case Western Reserve University (university formed by the merger of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University)
  4. 20th Century Fox Film Corporation (movie studio formed by the merger of Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures)
  5. Canadian Football League (professional sports league formed by the merger of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union and the Western Interprovincial Football Union)
  6. UNITE HERE (labor union formed by the merger of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees and the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union)
  7. Entertainment Merchants Association (trade association formed by the merger of the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association and the Video Software Dealers Association)
  8. Firestorm (DC Comics superhero formed by the merger of high school student Ronnie Raymond and nuclear physicist Martin Stein)
  9. Purcell Marian High School (high school formed by the merger of Purcell High School and Marian High School)
  10. Unitarian Universalist Association (religious denomiation formed by the merger of the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church in America)

Today's second list is for boliver, who wanted to see the Unitarian Universalist Church mentioned in a list. I'll take advantage of the request to tell my favorite UU joke: What do you get when you cross a Jehovah's Witness with a Unitarian Universalist? Someone who goes door-to-door for no particular reason.


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