‘Smokers Express’ was an idea for a smokers airline. They would’ve encouraged smoking with free cigarettes, full-size ashtrays, free headsets, serving hamburgers, pizzas and steaks. It never took off.
CBS is not officially authorized to broadcast the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 2012 Macy’s rerouted the parade to make it more difficult for CBS to broadcast.
In a secret 1960 operation, the CIA stole the Russian satellite Lunik overnight completely disassembling, examining, and reassembling it within 12 hours, and returned it in the morning without the Russians knowing – possibly changing the outcome of the space race.
Osama Bin Laden’s relatives own a massive construction business. The company is not currently allowed to take on new contracts because of a massive crane collapse that killed 118 on September 11, 2015.
62.1% of bankruptcies in the US are due to medical bills. Most medical debtors were well educated and middle class; three quarters had health insurance. Unaffordable medical bills and income shortfalls due to illness were common causes.
Anonymous sent thousands of all-black faxes to the Church of Scientology to deplete all their ink cartridges.
In Ontario, Canada there is a law stating saying “sorry” is not an admissions of guilt.
The first music “streaming” service was invented in 1897. People in New York could call up the Telharmonium, an electric organ that took up the entire floor of a building, which would play live music through their phone speakers.
John Lasseter, one of the three founding fathers of Pixar, was fired from Disney for trying to create three dimensional cartoon images. Lucasfilm hired him promptly afterwards for being innovative. Disney later bought both Lucasfilms and Pixar for billions of dollars.