When slaves were freed in the USA, some towns in the south would arrest young black men for not having a job and then sell them to corporations like US Steel as slaves for the duration of their sentence.
Pepsi ran an advertisement promising a Harrier jet to anyone who collected 7,000,000 Pepsi Points, a gag that backfired when a participant attempted to take advantage of the ability to buy additional points for 10 cents each to claim a jet for $700,000.
When adjusted for inflation, the Dutch East India Company would be valued at about $7.4 trillion if it were still in business today, making it the most valuable company in history.
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.