Friday, December 21, 2007

101 dumbest moments in business

If you're wanting to sneer at your fellow humans for their foolishness, you could do worse than to peruse Fortune magazine's "101 Dumbest Moments in Business". Some highlights for me:
13. Disneyland
It's a fat world, after all
Disneyland announces plans to close the "It's a Small World" attraction to deepen its water channel after the ride's boats start getting stuck under loads of heavy passengers. Employees ask larger passengers to disembark - and compensate them with coupons for free food.

15. Bindeez
But officer, it was the Toy of the Year!
Australia's Toy of the Year, a bead toy called Bindeez made by Moose Enterprise, is pulled from stores after scientists discover that the beads contain a chemical that converts into the date-rape drug GHB when ingested.

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