Ronaldinho lost a lucrative $750,000 sponsorship from Coca-Cola simply because he took a sip from a Pepsi can during a press conference.
John Barrier, after a bank teller refused to validate his 50 cent parking because he was dressed poorly, he withdrew his million dollars from his account and took it to the bank across the street
The first streaming music service started in 1897. Users in New York could pick up their phones and connect to the Telharmonium, a central hub that would pipe music being played live by two musicians playing 24 hours a day.
In 1984, a 1-year-old received a heart transplant from a baboon but ended up dying 21 days later due to rejection. When questioned with why a baboon and not a primate more closely related to humans, the surgeon said he didn’t believe in evolution.
All humanity has a common (8000x) grandmother. An African woman who lived 200,000 years ago is the common maternal ancestor of all humans alive today.
From 1956 to 1996 the Mormon Church operated a program where Native American kids would be baptized and placed in Mormon foster homes, thinking it would “lighten” them. It was based on the Mormon belief that Native Americans were originally white until God punished them by making them darker.
Walmart makes over $13 billion in sales from food stamps, but because of its employees’ low wages, also likely has the most employees currently receiving food stamps.
In 2008 Russian hackers managed to infiltrate a computer network that wasn’t even connected to the internet. Bugged USB drives were planted in a kiosk outside NATO headquarters in the hope that a NATO employee would happen to buy one and use it on their classified network, which they did.
Jim Fixx, the man credited with starting the fitness revolution and demonstrating the health benefits of jogging, died of a heart attack while jogging.
The wet wipe industry and sewerage companies are fighting over what it means to be “flushable” with the sewerage companies claiming that they had to remove lumps as big as 10 tons from their sewer systems.