Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Several states took extreme measures to turn consumers away from margarine; they required the product to be dyed pink.
7-Up was originally called "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda."
When Canada's Northwest Territories considered renaming itself in the 1990s, one possibility was "Bob."
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About one in every 4 million lobsters is born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue.
According to a law passed in 2007, at least 20% of $1 coins produced by the U.S. Mint must feature Native Americans.