The CEO of Netflix offered form a partnership with Blockbuster in the late 90s and the CEO of Blockbuster laughed in his face.
In 1994, former Guns N Roses bassist Duff McKagan decided to invest $100k in local Seattle companies, including an expanding chain of coffee shops, a software company and an online book seller - Starbucks, Microsoft and Amazon.
Robert Patrick (the guy who plays T-1000 in Terminator 2) was in a boating accident and swam for 3 hours to get help for others.
Professional porn censors in China get paid to watch over 150 pornographic DVDs each week, start to finish.
The CIA spent $15 million to train a cat to spy on Russians. Just after it was released on its mission, the cat was killed by a car.
13% of the world’s adults — 630 million people — say they would like to leave their country and move somewhere else permanently.