Today the Eiffel Tower is bathed in lights, but in the past it served as a support for commercials: in 1925, a logo of the automotive company Citroen was affixed to the Eiffel Tower. Situated on the second and last floors, the illuminated inscription held letter measuring 30 meters in height.
On May 6th, 2010, The New York Stock Exchange suffered its first "Flash Crash". It fell by almost 1000 points before regaining 600, all in just 10 minutes. This very short but intense crash, virtually bankrupting major multinationals, was caused by high-frequency trading, based on automated sales algorithms which created a chain reaction.
In England, the sales of lost luggage at auctions are a big hit. They allow you to acquire a lost unclaimed suitcase. As with a surprise package, the buyer does not know what he will find, except that the proceeds from sales are donated to charities. However, there is no chance of finding valuables; the bags are searched beforehand, and those containing jewelry or other valuables are set aside and sold separately.
Guiding Light is an American television soap opera that is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running television drama in history. There have been 15 762 episodes, broadcast from 1952 - 2009, preceded by a 15-year broadcast on radio. For courageous fans, please note that it would take 9700 hours (404 days) to watch the entire series.
The Apple brand is very picky when it comes to details and we often find a logical reason to Apple's choice. That even includes the time displayed on the devices used in advertising campaigns. Yes, you know, it's always the same time on the iPhone, iPad and Mac in the TV spots or the press: 9:41 am. You can do a test by visiting the Apple Store.
The famous Pacman game was initially named Puck-Man when it was released in 1979. Its name had to be changed however to prevent pranksters from scratching the loop of the letter ''P'' into an ''F'' on the arcade (that would have given Fuck-Man). According to legend, the shape of the character was inspired by its creator from a pizza that has missing slice.