Queen was competing with Wham! to become the first Western pop group to perform in China. Wham!'s manager made 2 brochures - one featuring Wham! fans as pleasant middle-class youngsters, and one portraying Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in typically flamboyant poses. The Chinese opted for Wham!. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/enter…
The concept of "The Seven Wonders of the ____ _____" is not a new thing, but an ancient concept dating back to the 2nd Century BC as "The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World", and was essentially a travel brochure for people around the Hellenic world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sev…
In the 1930s, the German-American Bund built a planned community in Long Island with a training camp named Camp Siegfried, affiliated with the NRA, and streets named for Hitler , Goering, and Goebbels. The camp brochures said, β€œYou will meet people who think like you.” untappedcities.com/2015/0…
Beijing approved North Korea as a destination for Chinese citizens in June 2008. One travel brochure says: β€œLet us visit the world’s most insurmountable frontier! Let’s head to the world’s happiest and safest country, North Korea, to discover a China we were once familiar with” scmp.com/week-asia/societ…
In 2000 University of Wisconsin-Madison Photoshopped a black student onto an admissions brochure npr.org/2013/12/29/257765…
A brochure for tourists in Hokkaido, Japan, encourages foreign visitors to avoid public flatulence and to refrain from stealing cutlery from restaurants. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The University of Wisconsin edited a photo on one of their brochures to include the face of a black student to show that the school was racially diverse. snopes.com/college/admin/…
The original name of Ski-Doo snowmobiles was Ski-Dog, but a typographical error in a Bombardier brochure changed the name Ski-Dog to Ski-Doo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski…
The first "Ski-Doo" was originally intended to be named the "Ski-Dog" because it was to "replace sled dogs", but due to a printing error in its first sales brochure, "Ski-Doo" was born. snowmobile.off-road.com/s…
When Calgene introduced the Flavr Savr tomato in 1994, they planned to add stickers and brochures that identified the new GMO at the point of sale and explain how it worked. nytimes.com/1994/05/19/us…
Wham!'s manager sabotaged Queen's efforts of becoming the first Western act to perform in China by sending Chinese authorities a brochure of Freddie Mercury in effeminate poses; the authorities would pick Wham! instead. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/enter…
To help city dwellers become accustomed to country life Ottawa produced a manure scratch and sniff brochure. miottawa.org/Departments/…
Some doctors are moving to a retainer-based, small patient pool model. dmagazine.com/publication…
98% of Japan’s 81,000 adoptees are males between the ages of 25 and 30 β€” many of whom are businessmen who are legally adopted by the owners of corporations and put in management positions. slate.com/articles/busine…

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