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Netflix Was Founded Because Of A Late Fee For A Movie

Reading Time: 3 minutes Netflix was founded because of a late fee for a movie. Now, you might be wondering to yourself, why would anyone bother getting so riled up over a late fee that they would go out and start up a new business. Well, let’s just say that if you could see a massive failure in customer …

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PT Barnum Would Trick People With A “This Way To Egress” Sign

Reading Time: 3 minutes   This is one old proverb I love, “a fool and his money are soon parted.” It’s a sentiment that rings true throughout the ages. In today’s world the fool is often the victim of an elaborate scheme or conman, working online or through other illicit means. I mean, we all seem to have that …

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Cotton Candy Was Invented By A Dentist

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that Cotton Candy was invented by a dentist? Yep, that’s right. The very same profession that would frown upon you for indulging in a little luxury that is Cotton Candy also produced the inventor of the delicious little tooth decaying treat. Cotton Candy is one of the most popular fair treats that …

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Colgate In Spanish Translates To Go Hang Yourself, And Caused Trouble When They Tried To Market It

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wait just one God damn minute. Colgate in Spanish translates into “go hang yourself,” like really? In a bizarre twist in the world of translations this is actually the case, but not always, and we will explain. Most of us are familiar with poorly translated directions or instructions. Under most circumstances these mix ups between languages …

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Real Pirate Treasure Maps Have Never Existed

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you were rummaging through antique stores, and grans old collectibles hoping to find some real pirate treasure maps, please cease and desist. You could really be wasting a lot of your time, and there’s a real good reason for stopping too. You see, real pirate treasure maps have never existed. Not even once in all …

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Fox Turned Down South Park

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well this seems like an intelligent decision. Fox turned down South Park. Over time we have become well accustomed to watching corporations making what they thought was a good decision at the time, only to turn into a monstrous blunder. You only need to look at the case of Blockbuster or Excite to really see how disastrous an …

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Sean Connery Turned Down An Offer To Play Gandalf In Lord Of The Rings

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ridiculous blunder, or stupid mistake. We’ll let you decide. World famous Scottish actor Sean Connery turned down an offer to play Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, and presumably, the chance to reprise the role in the three Hobbit films. No big deal right? Well this decision actually managed to set back the aging James …

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Sony’s First Product Was A Rice Cooker That Didn’t Work

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sony’s first product can be best described as a pretty crappy rice cooker. When we say crappy, we mean crappy. Just think of a rice cooker from the 99 cent store, and then make it look ugly and even cheaper, and you pretty well have Sony’s first product. So why and how did such a …

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Disney Employees Shared Underwear Until 2001

Reading Time: 2 minutes Up until 2001, Disney employees used to share underwear. That is a correct statement, as disgusting as it sounds, but there is far more to it than meets the eye. Sure, the dress code does sound extremely strict, and by all accounts it is, but the definition of underwear is not when it comes to …

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