Mattel passed on making “Star Wars” toys in the late ’70s because they didn’t want to pay the massive $750,000 licensing fee. So they had their designers come up with ideas for their own line of action figures . . . and they created “He-Man”.
More than half of the Fortune 500 companies started during a depression or recession, including Disney, HP, Motorola, FedEx, and Microsoft.
George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and Abraham Lincoln all had smallpox, and they all beat it.
Every elected official in Kentucky has to take an oath that was created in 1891, where they swear, quote, “I have not fought a duel with deadly weapons . . . nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel.”
Mark Twain and Helen Keller were friends. They met when she was a teenager, and he was already a famous author in his 50s. And he got his rich friends to help pay for her to go to college.