Because a large number of black males are unable to shave without severe irritation, Domino’s was found in violation of the 1991 Civil Rights Act by requiring all their employees to be cleanly-shaven.
When 3 people tried to sell Coca Cola secrets to Pepsi, Pepsi informed Coke and the FBI.
Ronald Wayne was a third co-founder of Apple, along with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. In 1976, he sold his 10% share of the company for $800. Today, his 10% would be worth of 35 billion dollars.
MySpace was purchased by News Corp for $580 million in 2005 and sold by News Corp for $35 million in 2011.
A customer closed his account in a bank with more than a million dollars in it after they refused to validate his 50c parking ticket.
In feudal Japan, merchants were the lowest class because unlike farmers and artisans, they don’t actually produce anything.
A man who had half of his body amputated after being run over by a truck opened his own bargain supermarket, called the Half Man-Half Price Store.
The Coca-Cola Company once tested a vending machine that raised prices in hot weather. This was back in 1999, when the Coca-Cola Company got the idea that people would be willing to pay a higher price for a nice cold drink when the weather is hot. Thus they developed and tested a vending machine that allowed them to test that idea. This technology would have also allowed vending machines to lower prices during times of low traffic in order to boost sales. But this special vending machine never did get released anywhere for unknown reasons.
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.