Page 6 - Business Facts

If you wanted to open the most offensive store you could think of, it would probably be this.

An Indian storeowner is getting some heat from his new clothing store, called Hitler. He even thought it'd be cheeky if the dot in the I had a little swastika symbol.

The store sells men's clothing, and has created quite a stir in the community due to the strange choice of name and marketing.

The owner claims that he had no idea that Hitler was a monster. He said before this whole thing had happened, he thought Hitler was just a 'very strict man,' and that it was a nickname given to the grandfather of his business partner.

He learned the truth, he said, when he googled Hitler's name. If that sounds a little like BS, it's because it probably is. A Jewish shopper said in an interview, " The proprietors knew what the name meant and what Hitler stood for.

They had researched well, right from the dress the dictator wore to his cufflinks." Members of the local synagogue tried to get him to change the branding and name, but he said that he's spent $2700 on marketing, and the only way he'd reconsider is if someone paid him enough to make up that money.


There's a tiny button on a website that costs $100 million!

How could a simple button on their search page lose them money? The answer is actually quite simple.

The "I'm feeling lucky" button allows users to be taken directly to the first search result, which means the user completely skips all other search engine results and pages.

How could this lose them money? According to statistics around 1% of all searches done on Google use this button, completely skipping all possible advertising.

This results in the company losing around $110 million dollars in potential profits!

So why does the company keep an option that looses them a massive amount of profit?

Simply because people like it and it keeps them coming back! Recently, however, Google featured their Nexus 7 tablet on their homepage, making it the first time any advertising has been featured on their homepage.


You can eat this and poop gold for less than $100!

We've cracked the secret to alchemy…in poop! Well, not really. For $275 you can buy a starter kit with three capsules containing gold crumbs.

Yes, edible gold was crumbled up and placed in pill capsules. The kit was created by Tobias Wong and Just Another Rich Kid for the New Museum, who sells them.

The New Museum's website describes the expensive pills as "Pure gold passes through the body and ends up in your stool resulting in sparkly s***."

Museum members get the gold pills at a 10% discount. The collection of three pills cost $91.67 per pill. It's actually quite the deal, because other places are selling the pills for $429.

Dave Chapelle's MTAV Cribs parody showcased diamond dust in his food, because it made his "dookie twinkle."

Now, you can make yours twinkle yellow with really expensive gold pills with absolutely no purpose. Seriously, who would want to dig the gold out of their stool.


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Why doesn't the US Patent Office let Apple trademark the name iPad Mini?

iPad, iPhone, iPod, all of these items are quickly identifiable because to be Apple products because of the 'I' prefix before each name. However, as it turns out, Apple is unable to copyright that prefix - which means just about any company could use it!

The reason for this being is that when Apple applied for the patent, in the US Patents and Trademarks Office, they were denied. Apple was denied because according to the US Patent Office, you can't patent the name of something if it fits into the description of that item.

Thus, the 'I' in the names of Apple products denotes 'internet'. This means that the letter 'I' as a prefix describes the item of having internet access. Therefore the 'I' is just describing what the product is - which is something you can't put a copyright on!

Confused? It's a little more simple with the patent for the 'iPad Mini'. Apple was unable to trademark "MINI" because it describes that current model of iPad to be smaller than all the other models of the iPad. Again, they were denied because the word they tried to copyright is just descriptive!

You can't copyright words that describe your product! For example, you can't copyright the name of purple microwave if it is called "Purple microwave"


Australia has a fake Target complete with the same logo and colors!

If Target Corp. Had a twin in a parallel universe, that retailer might carry the same name, logo and slogan and operate on the opposite side of the alternative Earth. Say, Australia.

As it turns out, Target’s Down Under doppelgänger is quite real. Target Australia not only sports the same red and white bull’s-eye logo but also a motto that reads “Get More. Pay Less.”

Sound familiar?

Target officials in Minneapolis, though, want to make something abundantly clear: The two retailers are completely different companies.

The similarities are so strong between the Targets that people sometimes confuse the two, a problem that might get worse as U.S. Target further expands across the globe.



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