For approximately $68 a head, the U.K.-based business will send “professional, polite, well dressed individuals” to attend your funeral or wake, and will weep, wail and generally appear sad about the passing of whatever person happens to be filling the casket for about two hours.
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.
There is a coffee shop in South Carolina where every customer only pays for the next customer’s drink.
The US invaded Guatemala in 1954 and deposed democratically elected President Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán for the benefit of an American fruit company.
When elected President of the United States, George Washington was the owner and operator the largest whiskey distillery in the country.