Tuesday January 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

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…

Uber paid man $100,000 to keep data breach secret

A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid $100,000 by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities.  More…

‘They all knew’: Media elites roared in laughter at obscene 2008 ‘roast’ sending up Matt Lauer’s office sexcapades

Embattled NBC executives have been falling over themselves insisting they had no idea about Matt Lauer’s pervy past. But if anyone doubts that New York’s media elite was aware of Lauer’s reputation, they should look no further than a top-secret “roast” of Lauer that took place in October 2008.  More…

In wake of Weinstein, men wonder if hugging women still OK

Steve Wyard thought he knew what sexual harassment looked like: a put-out-or-lose-your-job overture. Now he’s not so sure. "Have we gotten to the point now where men can’t say, ‘That’s a nice dress’ or ‘Did you do something with your hair?’" says the veteran sales associate for a Los Angeles company. "The potential problem is you can’t even feel safe saying, ‘Good morning’ anymore."  More…

Disney Debuts ‘First Boy Princess’

Star vs. The Forces of Evil airs on Disney is being lauded all over the internet for depicting Disney’s “first boy princess.”  More…

The rogue Twitter employee who deactivated Trump’s account

The rogue Twitter employee who briefly deactivated President Trump’s account has finally revealed himself. Bahtiyar Duysak, a Cal State Hayward grad, had been working for the social media giant as a contractor when he decided to deactivate the @realDonaldTrump twitter account.  More…

Restaurant won’t remove controversial Caitlyn-Bruce bathroom signs

Despite online backlash, a Dallas restaurant has no plans to remove the photos of Caitlyn Jenner and Bruce Jenner it uses to distinguish between the women’s and men’s restrooms. Dodie’s Place Cajun Bar & Grill said “We believe that political correctness has done more to silence rather than encourage important discussions that our society probably needs to have.”  More…