Category: Business

Claud Hatcher bought a large amount of Coca-Cola syrup from a…

Claud Hatcher bought a large amount of Coca-Cola syrup from a salesman and felt that he deserved a reduced price for such large volumes. When refused, Hatcher vowed to never purchase Coca-Cola again and was determined to develop his own soft drink. He kept his vow and today we have Royal Crown (RC) Cola.

Photo : Sam Howzit / flickr

In the early 1960s, The Price Is Right gave away prizes like an…

In the early 1960s, The Price Is Right gave away prizes like an airplane, a submarine, a swimming pool, and a house in Florida.

The rivalry between Adidas and Puma became so fierce that the…

The rivalry between Adidas and Puma became so fierce that the German town of Herzogenaurach (where both companies had their HQs) became known as “the town of bent necks”, as no local would start a conversation with another without first looking down to check which firm’s shoes they were wearing.

Ikea ran a print advert which you urinated on, and if you were…

Ikea ran a print advert which you urinated on, and if you were pregnant it gave you a 50% discount on a crib, doubling as a free pregnancy test.

‘Steve Jobs’ is the name of an Italian clothing…

‘Steve Jobs’ is the name of an Italian clothing company created by two brothers in 2012 when they realized that Apple never trademarked Jobs’ name.

Photo : Business Insider Italia

Marriott was fined $600,000 by the FCC in 2014 for blocking…

Marriott was fined $600,000 by the FCC in 2014 for blocking customers’ personal Wi-Fi so customers were forced to pay for internet.

A company offered to mail your enemies glitter, but was so…

A company offered to mail your enemies glitter, but was so overwhelmed by success, it closed down.

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Until 1948, 7-Up contained “lithium citrate”, a mood…

Until 1948, 7-Up contained “lithium citrate”, a mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder.

Photo : Mike Mozart / Flickr

Amazon’s largest warehouse is the size of 17 American…

Amazon’s largest warehouse is the size of 17 American football fields.

Photo : Álvaro Ibáñez / flickr

Amazon’s largest warehouse is the size of 17 American…

Amazon’s largest warehouse is the size of 17 American football fields.

Photo : Álvaro Ibáñez / flickr