Category: Business

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.

Photo : abriz44 / Flickr / wikimedia

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

In the 1980s, A&W tried to compete with the McDonald’s…

In the 1980s, A&W tried to compete with the McDonald’s Quarter Pounder by selling a 1/3 pound burger at a lower cost. The product failed, because most customers thought ¼ pound was bigger.

Coke has a relationship with McDonald’s and gives them perks to…

Coke has a relationship with McDonald’s and gives them perks to make their coke taste better, such as better containers for syrup, better water filters, and cooler tubes.

In Dubai, you can Uber a helicopter instead of a taxi.Photo :…

In Dubai, you can Uber a helicopter instead of a taxi.

Photo : Arabian Business

When Tater Tots first hit store shelves in 1956, people did not…

When Tater Tots first hit store shelves in 1956, people did not buy them because they were very inexpensive and there was no perceived value. When the price was raised by stores, people began buying the product.

Photo :  Major Small / wikimedia

Microbiologist, Raul Cano, revived yeast that had been trapped…

Microbiologist, Raul Cano, revived yeast that had been trapped in amber for 25 million years. He then co-founded a brewery that uses a 45 million-year-old species of yeast to brew beer.

Photo : jmellom@thetribunenews.com

Kodak invented the digital camera in 1975 but hid the invention…

Kodak invented the digital camera in 1975 but hid the invention because they feared it would jeopardize photographic film sales.