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Google Tried To Sell Itself In 1999 To Excite For $1 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes A little while ago, not so long at all, two men tried to sell Google to Excite.com. It wasn’t a prank or a con either, it was a legitimate attempt to sell the worlds largest website. The two men who tried to sell Google to Excite.com were Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two Stanford university …

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Microsoft Included Solitaire in Windows So Users Could Learn Drag and Drop

Reading Time: 2 minutes Perhaps one of the biggest time waster in the office since the advent of the water cooler would have to be solitaire on Microsoft Windows. Originally a simple one player card game, it made its transition to the digital world as part of a package with Microsoft Windows. But it begs the question. Why did …

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Pablo Escobar Spent $2500 A Month On Rubber Bands

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to wealthy criminals few surpass Pablo Escobar, possibly the most notorious drug lord in the modern era. He was estimated to have a personal wealth in the early 1990’s of $25 billion, with Forbes listing him as the world’s 7th richest man. But being a wealthy criminal has its difficulties, and that’s where …

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Green Eggs And Ham Was Written Because Of A Bet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Undoubtedly one of the most popular stories written by Dr Seuss is Green Eggs and Ham. Rarely a child who has picked up one of his books wouldn’t have at least heard of it. One of the most amazing things about Green Eggs and Ham is the number of words used, and it was written …

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Hulk Hogan Passed On The Foreman Grill

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hulk Hogan passed on the George Foreman grill, and it has ultimately cost him millions, or should we say hundreds of millions? So how did he let such a massive windfall pass him by? Many would argue that no one should be surprised that a person famous for wrestling would make such a huge financial …

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Kraft Foods Rotated A Square Cereal Called Shreddies 45 Degrees And Re-Marketed It As Diamond Shreddies

Reading Time: 2 minutes If this wasn’t true it would belong in the jokes section of the any magazine. Kraft foods has a breakfast cereal that’s only available in Canada, United Kingdom and New Zealand called Shreddies. The cereal is made from shredded wheat and is square. It’s been in production in the UK since 1926, and has gone …

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The Average Annual Salary Of A Stripper Is Around $125,000

Reading Time: 2 minutes When one thinks of the average annual salary of a stripper they usually think of a woman who is living on the borderline of poverty, forced into a role that requires not much more skill than to be pleasing to the eye of the observer. It is often associated with single mothers who are struggling to provide for …

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Kodak Nuclear Reactor Secretly Kept in Rochester New York

Reading Time: 2 minutes KODAK had a secret nuclear reactor stored in a basement in Rochester, New York, and no one knew about it. When you think about KODAK it’s hard not to think about cameras. It was their business, and their calling card. Just mention the name KODAK and people the world over know that you are talking about …

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Blockbuster Rejected An Offer To Purchase Netflix For $50 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oh dear, it seems the more we look the more we find where business decisions have cost companies or individuals a lot of money. The most recent we are adding to our list is Blockbuster Video. Why are we adding them to our list and what made their decision so costly? When Netflix was only …

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Disney Had A Shortlived Self Destruct DVD

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fans of children’s show Inspector Gadget will recall that whenever he gets instructions it ends with a message that it will self destruct, usually within a few seconds. This technology has been in use by government and business organisations for decades, however they never exploded. But have you ever heard of a self destruct DVD? …

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