Sunday February 25, 2018

Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Elon Musk sells 10,000 flamethrowers in 48 hours

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has sold more than $5 million worth of flamethrowers since Sunday through The Boring Company, his infrastructure firm.  More…

Family’s ‘professional’ photo shoot goes hilariously wrong

When Pam Zaring booked a professional photographer to take photos of her family, she was hoping for some simple, smiling pictures of her loved ones. But when Pam received the finished product from the photographer, she found that all of her family’s faces had been bizarrely edited to look like cartoon characters.  More…

Google Home speaker does not know who Jesus Christ is

He may be one of the most famous figures in history, but it appears the Google Home smart speaker doesn’t know who Jesus is. At least, that’s according to several outraged users who have accused Google of deliberately filtering its results to fit its own agenda.  More…

California Considers $1,000 Fine for Waiters Offering Unsolicited Plastic Straws

Ian Calderon wants restaurateurs to think long and hard before giving you a straw. Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California’s lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon’s law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.  More…

Super Bowl blackout was worth $5 million

It was 26 scary seconds for football fans and NBC. After the Patriots kicked a second-quarter field goal, the network went to break, but instead of a commercial came nearly a half minute of darkness. NBC has yet to comment on the mishap. The cost of a 30-second Super Bowl ad is $5 million.  More…

These swimsuits are made out of actual trash

Now you can pay money to swim in garbage. Australian fashion brand Seapia has created a swimwear line made from recycled plastic, including bags, bottles and fishing nets — perfect for tree-hugging bikini babes.  More…

Traveler arrested at airport for wearing too many clothes

A man traveling from Iceland to England was arrested at the Iceland Keflavík International Airport for attempting to avoid an excess luggage fee by wearing eight pairs of pants and 10  shirts.  More…

Ikea offers discount if you pee on their new ad

Ikea’s latest magazine ad in Sweden is causing a splash thanks to its revolutionary built-in pregnancy test, which expectant mothers can claim for a discount on cribs. The ad uses a similar technology to your standard pregnancy test, but rather than yes or no symbols showing up, the page will give you a coupon for discounted cribs if you’re pregnant.  More…

Rooftop cabin at the center of lawsuit against the city

It’s city versus country in a legal battle between a Manhattan man who wants to keep his rooftop oasis — an actual cabin overlooking a mini-meadow atop his West Village loft — and regulators who say it must come down.  More…

Woman returns dead Christmas tree to Costco — in January

A crazy shopper returned her Christmas tree to Costco this January for a refund — because it was “dead.” Bizarrely, the woman apparently managed to get her money back in full despite taking the battered fir back a full 10 days after Dec. 25.  More…

Hilarious shop signs at stores prove retail workers have the best sense of humor

Channeling their inner comedians, these store clerks have decorated their goods with hilarious signs and posters. Ranging from pop culture references to the Matrix and the Simpsons, these signs spotted across the USA are certainly creative.  More…

NBC orders staff to rat out misbehaving colleagues or be fired

NBC has issued strict new anti-sexual harassment rules to employees. Report any inappropriate relationships in the workplace — and if they fail to do so, they could be fired for covering up for colleagues.  More…

After losing family’s $846K inheritance, UPS offers to refund $32 shipping fee

Brown left this Canadian family in the red. The United Parcel Service lost a Canadian man’s $846,000 inheritance, and bank TD Canada Trust is refusing to refund the missing money 10 months later.  More…

Woman hit with $284 billion electric bill

A Pennsylvania utility customer got the shock of her life after checking on her monthly electric bill and seeing that she owed $284 billion.  More…

Woman just doesn’t get that she’s not in a Burger King

An unnamed woman was recorded calling a Taco Bell employee racist for not letting her order french fries. The video, reportedly taken in an unidentified US Taco Bell restaurant, shows a possibly drunk woman looking up at the menu while trying to order a medium-size french fries at the counter.  More…