Page 5 - Business Facts

Jaegermeister was originally developed as a cough medicine and to aid in digestion!

Jaegermeister is a German 70-proof digestif, or beverage to be served with a meal. It's made with 56 different herbs and spices.

It has a sweeter taste than many other herbal liquors like Gammel Dansk from Denmark or Unicum from Hungary.

Some of the ingredients include citrus peel, saffron, ginger, ginseng, and juniper berries. The ingredients are ground and steeped in water and alcohol for 2 or 3 days.

Then they are filtered and stored in oak barrels for a year. After a year, the liquor is filtered again and mixed with sugar, caramel, alcohol, and water.

It's filtered one last time and then bottled. Urban legend says that Jaegermeister contains deer or elk blood, but it isn't true. It is suggested that it be kept on ice and served cold.

It's recommended to even be stored in the freezer. It was originally developed as a cold remedy and is jokingly called Leberkleister in Germany. Leberlkeister means "liver glue" and is a play on words since it rhymes with Jaegermeister.


Bubble wrap's original intended use will surprise you.

In 1957, inventors Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes attempted to create a 3D wallpaper.

Unfortunately, the wallpaper didn't catch on but the men realized that it was useful for packing delicate items for shipping!

The success and popularity of bubble wrap has gotten so large that the last Monday of every January is dubbed "Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day".

Toy company Bandai even created a virtual bubble wrap popping toy called "Mugen Puchipuchi" and a version was created for the Wii!

Do you like popping bubble wrap? What's your favorite thing to do with it? Tell us in the comments!


One of Rolex's most successful products is sand!

Rolex is known for creating some of the best watches on Earth - they are classy, reliable, and incredibly consistent with how well they are built.

It must've taken dozens of years of craftsmanship for the Rolex company to have such a standard quality of their watches. It is because of their high standard for quality that Rolex started selling bags of sand.

What? Sand? Why? Well, think of hour glasses. Hour glasses are filled with sand, but in order to accurately keep track of time - hourglasses have to be specifically built.

Not only do the hourglasses have to be perfect - but the grains of sand all have to be of equal size so they move through the hour glass the same way.

Therefore Rolex took their high standards and consistency and decided to get into the sand making business.

At first it started as an art project, but it later developed into a business. In the picture attached to this article, you'll see a bunch of bags that represent 30 days. That picture represents the average human life span.


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Target can track a creepy amount of information about you. This teen found out the hard way.

Target keeps close tabs on everything it's customers buy.

They tag their customers with guest IDs and store all the detailed information they get from each customer.

They then analyze the information and track it. They've become so accurate at tracking that they've been able to predict with extreme accuracy when women become pregnant.

Target has created a system that allows them to send coupons for expecting mothers.

They have an algorithm that includes 25 very specific products. When a person buys those products, they can predict a pregnancy with decent confidence.

What's even scarier is that they can even guess when the person's going to be due based on what they buy!

What they've found is that they freak out their customers by congratulating them on their pregnancies before the customer has formally set up any registry or anything with Target, or even told their own family!

A father in Minneapolis went to a local Target demanding to speak with a manager. He was livid that his daughter had received coupons and information on maternity clothing and baby items.

It was inappropriate for Target to be sending his daughter, who was still in high school, information like that promoting pregnancy.

Later, the manager called the father to apologize again and was told that the father had spoken to his daughter. She admitted that she was pregnant and due in August, so the father apologized to the manager.


As much as your company would like to forbid you from talking about this, Federal law says they can't.

As a manager, it's understandable why you wouldn't want your employees discussing their compensation among themselves.

Many employment agreements are individually negotiated, some managers pay their better workers more, regardless of their experience with the company, and large differentials in salary may cause morale problems.

Despite reservations about employees' tendency to share salary details, federal law expressly prohibits employers from restricting workers from discussing their salaries with one another.

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act provides employees the right to make efforts to organize and discuss the terms of their employment, including salary and benefits packages.

While the Section 7 rights extended to employees have been reaffirmed by numerous court decisions according to the Texas Workforce Commission, employers may limit their employees from discussing their salaries during times when they should be working.



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