Google confirmed in that Bing was copying Google’s search results. They did it by intentionally manipulating obscure search results in Google and watching as Bing began to return the same results.
In Japan there is a family that has run the same hotel for nearly 1,300 years . . . or 46 generations.
A teen secretly lived in AOL’s HQ for 2 months, eating free food, using gym & showers, sleeping in conference rooms while working on his start-up. Everyone assumed he worked there.
There is a company, named Maximum Performance, that creates fake poop for testing new toilet designs.
Your employer, even a past employer, can profit from your death by secretly taking out a huge life insurance policy on you without your knowledge. Millions of such policies were okayed by Congress in 2006.
Tommy Hilfiger manufactured clothes in Saipan sweatshops. Since it’s a U.S. territory, the clothing could be produced cheaply while still being labeled “Made in the USA.”
A young twenty-something year old CEO took over a $9M company, fired 2/3rd of all managers and gave the power to the employees. Now it has a turnover of over $200m.
After the collapse of the South Sea company in 1720, which bankrupted many and severely affected the economy of England, a proposal was made in parliament to place bankers in sacks filled with snakes and throw them into the River Thames.