One third of all motels in the U.S. are owned by Indians with the last name ‘Patel.’
A company offered to mail your enemies glitter, but was so overwhelmed by success, it closed down.
Hooters was founded on April 1, 1983 by a group of six businessmen called the Hooters 6. They chose April Fools’ Day as a joke because they believed it was going to fail.
In 1987, Corona sales plummeted when a rumor spread that their workers were peeing in their beer. The company traced its origins back to Heineken, whom Corona sued for $3 million in damages, but their reputation still suffered and their product was referred to as “Mexican piss water” for years.
For a few thousand bucks, Detroit police will give a business higher 911 priority.
Chung Ju-yung, the founder of Hyundai, originally wanted to become a school teacher, but his family’s dire financial situation made him unable to get higher education. Instead, he ran away from his family to Seoul, where he started a construction company, Hyundai, in 1947.
Starbucks sometimes operates at a loss intentionally and clusters several locations in a small geographical area to become anti-competitive in the market.
Most Converse sneakers have a very thin layer of felt applied to their soles, in order to legally classify them as slippers. This saves the company more than 33% in import tariffs.
There’s a grocery store in Berlin where items are soldwithout any brands or packaging. Customers are expected to bring their own containers, which are then weighed to determine the final price.