A man once filed a lawsuit against the Devil. However, the court refused the request to proceed because the plaintiff had not included instructions for how the U.S. Marshal could serve process on Satan.
Finland has a 20-year plan for its country brand. The 365-page government report includes plans to become a silicon valley of social innovations, a land where the lakes are drinkable, and a country that has managed to export its unbeatable education.
Bacteria that eats and survives on electricity alone, was found in the ocean floor.
A New York ad agency tried marketing laundry detergent to Arab consumers through the use of sequential pictures showing laundry being cleaned. However, the advertisers didn’t realize Arabic was read from right to left and their ad actually depicted the detergent soiling the clothing after wash.
Disney successfully lobbied Congress to extend the length of copyright protection in order to prevent Mickey Mouse from entering the public domain. The law was later referred to as the Mickey Mouse Protection Act.
In 1999, a Slovak linguist created language “Slovio”, simplified Slavic language, as simple as Esperanto but understood by some 400 million Slavs around the world.
In the New Deal, FDR called for a new tax program called the Revenue Act of 1935, which imposed an income tax of 79% on incomes over $5 million. This tax rate affected literally one person: John D. Rockefeller.
Apple and Facebook have said they will cover the cost of freezing the eggs of female employees who want to delay having a baby while they pursue their careers.