Businesses are the classic whipping-boys of urban legendry, and the bigger they are, the more they get whipped. Seems like they can’t do anything right — they’re run by people who abuse their customers, cheat the public, commit astounding marketing blunders, mistranslate their own advertisements, and donate money to organizations of dubious repute.




Bank on It

Bank on It
Legends about the keepers of our money.

Money

Money
Trivia about our coins and currency.

Business Ingenuity

Business Ingenuity
Tales of ingenuity, one-upmanship, and just plain business savvy.

Product Origins

Product Origins
The fascinating stories behind some common products.

Consumer Relations

Consumer Relations
Classic cases of non-respect for customers.

Redemption Rumors

Redemption Rumors
Rumors about exchanging something of little value for something of great worth.

Corporate Alliances

Corporate Alliances
Tales of companies with unusual ownership and alliances.

Revenge

Revenge
Acts of vengeance in the corporate world.

Hidden Persuaders

Hidden Persuaders
Subliminal messages in product packaging and advertisements.

Secret Ingredients

Secret Ingredients
Little-known ingredients supposedly found in common products.


Let's Make a Deal

Let’s Make a Deal
Product promotions gone awry.

Taxes

Taxes
Tax-related hoaxes, misinformation, and trivia.

Marketing 101

Marketing 101
Brilliant marketing ploys and colossal marketing blunders.

Viral Marketing

Viral Marketing
The secrets behind viral marketing campaigns.

Mistranslations

Mistranslations
The hazards of doing business in other countries.

What's in a Name?

What’s in a Name?
How businesses and products got their names.