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In 1936, Coca-Cola sponsored the Berlin Olympics, also known as the “Nazi Olympics”. While Britain was at war with Germany, the company continued to do business behind enemy lines and advertised under the Nazi Regime. As America enter the Second World War, German Coca-Cola bottling plants could no longer get the sugar/syrup to make the drink, so they invented another drink for the Nazi public and called it Fanta.

 

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With U.S. trademark No. 2,347,676, the sad emoticon ":-(" gets the same protection as a corporate logo or any similar intellectual property. Although seen on millions of e-mails, the mark is now officially owned by Despaira "de-motivational" company that sells humorous posters about futility, failure, and depression to "pessimists, losers, and underachievers!

http://www.despair.com/viewall.html

 

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The largest jellyfish in the world has a bell that can reach 8 feet across and tentacles that extend over half the length of a football field. :eek: d :rolleyes:

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Around 1400 B.C., it was the fashion among rich Egyptian women to place a large cone of scented grease on top of their heads. As the day wore on, it melted and dripped down their bodies, covering their skin with an oily, glistening sheen and bathing their clothes in fragrance.

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Pretty hot, huh?

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In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, some people thought comets were the eggs or sperm of planetary systems.

 

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In 1897, building on earlier research, a chemist from the Bayer Company in Germany, Felix Hoffman, invented a recipe to help relieve the painful symptoms of his father’s arthritis. He then pitched his idea to his employer, and Bayer reluctantly agreed to produce the medicine they named Aspirin.

Bayer finally launched Aspirin in 1915. But Aspirin’s success ended up costing the company a great deal of money in 1919, when the United States, England, France, and Italy forced Bayer to surrender the trademark to them as part of the Treaty of Versailles. Thus the word aspirin is now written in the lower case. Oh yes, Bayer also held, and was forced to give up, its trademark to Heroin at the end of World War I as well.

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Napoleon Bonaparte was always depicted with his hand inside his jacket because he suffered from "chronic nervous itching" and often scratched his stomach sores until they bled. Ugh, sick. :sick:

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In Tucson, it is illegal for women to wear pants...

 

 

:eek::confused::eek:

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In Tucson, it is illegal for women to wear pants...

 

 

:eek::confused::eek:

 

What the what?

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Yep - True story...

 

What the what?

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