Flour distributors used to make their sacks more colorful during the Great Depression to help the people who often made clothes out of them remain at least somewhat fashionable. winkgo.com/1930s-flour-sa…
(and remembered) that VHS tapes of movies released direct from distributors cost anywhere between $80-120 throughout most of the '80s. Assuming $100 for a new movie, that would be the equivalent of spending $242.00 for a single movie now, in 2020. blog.sfgate.com/thebigeve…
A woman sued the distributors of the film Drive, from the trailer she expected a film like Fast and Furious businessinsider.com/ryan-…
American distributor of the movie Once Upon a Time in America shortened it to 139 minutes, without the director's involvement. That version was a critical and commercial flop in the US. Meanwhile, European Cut (229 mins) has remained as one of the best gangster movie ever by many critics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onc…
The American distributor of the 1976 Korean movie 아메리카 방문객 ("Visitor of America") added a plot-unrelated scene of Bruce Lee rising from his grave and named the English-language release "Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
The largest distributor of toys is not some toy company or store but rather McDonald's. 20% of all sales (Happy Meals) include a toy. It's 1.5 billion toys each year worldwide. huffpost.com/entry/mcdona…
Pink Floyd is inducted into the National Association of Brick Distributors' Hall of Fame for their services to the brick industry through their 1979 album, "The Wall". angelfire.com/biz/velvetl…
After four years of eating Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries, a woman sued the distributor of Cap'n Crunch because she discovered that she was eating brightly-colored cereal balls, and that "Crunchberries" aren't a real fruit like she had thought. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
McDonalds is the biggest toy distributor in the world considerable.com/entertai…
Due to a perception that prunes relieve constipation (perceived as derogatory), distributors stopped using the word "prune" on packaging labels in favor of "dried plums" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pru…
Today I learned of slotting fee: a fee charged to produce companies or manufacturers by supermarket distributors (retailers) in order to have their product placed on their shelves en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…
The film 'Ken Park' (2002) was not shown in the United Kingdom after director Larry Clark assaulted Hamish McAlpine, the head of the UK distributor for the film, Metro Tartan theguardian.com/uk/2002/n…
Dr Pepper is owned by neither PepsiCo or The Coca-Cola Company, but are instead only distributors. This is why you can find Dr Pepper in both Pepsi and Coke soda fountains And vending machines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_…
The japanese anime Sailor Moon originally depicted Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus as a lesbian couple who often shared tender moments and longing glances. But when distributors took the show abroad, their relationship got altered. wikimoon.org/index.php/Ho…
Many popular Pac-Man games, such as Ms. Pac-Man, Jr. Pac-Man, and Baby Pac-Man, were unauthorized sequels cranked out by Pac-Man's American distributor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac…
DΓ©jΓ  Vu Services, Inc. operates about 132 strip clubs in 41 U.S. states, as well as multiple clubs in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Canada, and Mexico. It was founded and is controlled by Harry Mohney, the largest distributor of pornography from the late '60s to the early '90s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C…
Despite being released in UK cinemas, Reservoir Dogs (1993) was banned from home video until 1995. To meet the demand for the movie, distributors simply re-released Reservoir Dogs in UK theaters in June 1994. nme.com/photos/12-famous-…
If you want to buy a 6 or 12 pack of beer in Pennsylvania you have to buy it from a bar and if you want to buy a case you have to buy it from a beer distributor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc…
In 2001, the FDA approved a name change from "prunes" to "dried plums" due to the popular perception that prunes were merely for relieving constipation. Distributors and plum growers found the rebranding more marketable. abcnews.go.com/Health/sto…
A woman sued the distributors of the Movie "drive"(2011) and the theater in which she watched the movie,claiming that "it had very little driving" theguardian.com/film/2011…
The U.S. version of Electric Light Orchestra’s debut album received its title accidentally. When the U.S. distributor tried to call the U.K. to learn the name of the album the secretary who called was unable to reach anyone. She wrote down "No answer" and that became the album title en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
The album to the Bee Gees/Peter Frampton movie β€œSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” has the dubious honor of being the first record to achieve "return platinum", with over four million copies of it taken off store shelves and shipped back to distributors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt…
Universal Studios, Inc sued Sony and its distributors in 1976, alleging that because Sony was manufacturing a device (Betamax) that could be used for copyright infringement, they were thus liable for any infringement committed by its purchasers. Essentially trying to kill videotape recording. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son…
In 2012 Danish reseller Torben NΓΈdskouv paid $20,000 to legally purchase Cuban cigars from a German distributor. The bank transaction was automatically routed through the US and confiscated for violating the US trade embargo with Cuba cphpost.dk/news/internati…
Pyramid schemes have been illegal in Ohio since 1974 (pg 11) and any MLM that pays commissions for recruiting new distributors are in fact illegal pyramid schemes. codes.ohio.gov/orc/1333.9…
The Brotherhood of Eternal Love was an organization of drug users and distributors that operated from the mid-1960s through the late 1970s in Orange County, California. They produced and distributed drugs in hopes of starting a "psychedelic revolution" in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In the United States, Dr. Pepper does not have a complete network of bottlers and distributors, so the drink is sometimes bottled under contract by Coca-Cola or Pepsi bottlers. This is why you can find it at restaurants that carry either brand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_…
The 1981 Italian horror film 'Nightmare' was so controversial in the UK, the distributor received an 18 month prison sentence for refusing to edit 1 second of violence. The film had already been cut by over 3 minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nig…
In recognition of its record of downing large numbers of Soviet-built MiG aircaft, the F-4 Phantom II was called the "World's Leading Distributor of MiG Parts". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McD…
The Arizona Beverage company roots trace back to 1971 when friends John Ferolito and Don Vultaggio opened a beverage distribution business in Brooklyn, New York. The company was a successful beer distributor. In 1992, they produced the first bottles of their own Arizona teas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari…
Steamboat Willie wasn't Mickey Mouse's first appearance. His first short was Plane Crazy, a 1928 silent film that failed to find a distributor after a test screening. Later that year Steamboat Willie turned out a succes, so they added music to Plane Crazy and released it in 1929. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
The Asylum, distributor of Sharknado and mockbusters such as Snakes on a Train, Transmorphers, and Sunday School Musical, has never lost money on a film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
McDonald's is the largest toy distributor in the world due to their Happy Meals, beating out toy giants like Hasbro and Mattel ipfactly.com/mcdonalds-to…
During the Great Depression, flour distributors printed patterns on their cloth flour sacks because people made their own clothing out of them littlethings.com/flour-sa…
Eyeglasses and Sunglasses tend to cost so much because a company known as Luxottica owns the vast majority of eyewear companies and distributors. youtube.com/watch?v=voUiW…
Charlie Chaplin was intricately tied in with Disney. Chaplin was one of the inspirations for Mickey Mouse. He would later go on to work with Disney as a distributor, and help Disney in their negotiations for Snow White. influitive.com/blog/5-adv…
Arnoud van Doorn, former Dutch far-right wing politician and distributor of the anti-islam film "Fitna", converted to Islam in 2012 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arn…
McDonalds is the largest distributor of toys in the world. entrepreneurshipfacts.com…
Except WA, all states operate on a three tier system regarding alcohol, in which producers can sell their products only to wholesale distributors who then sell to retailers, and only retailers may sell to consumers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
The seminal 1927 sci-fi film "Metropolis" only exists in full because an Argentine film distributor happened to be on a trip to Berlin at its premiere. His copy, undiscovered for 80 years and heavily damaged, is the only source for about 25% of the film. nytimes.com/2010/05/05/mo…
A Florida computer repair business incidentally named "CP Distributor" paid $240 for an ad in an coupon book featuring the infamous pedophile meme character "Pedobear." thesmokinggun.com/documen…
"Night of the Living Dead" (1968) is part of the public domain because the distributor forgot to put a copyright notice on the title card en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nig…
Due to a mishap by the distributor, George Romero's Night of the Living Dead had no copyright protection and instantly fell into the public domain imdb.com/title/tt0063350/…
McDonald's is the largest distributor of toys in the world usatoday.com/story/money/…
The Mad Max was dubbed for American release because distributors thought Americans wouldn't be able to understand the thick Australian accents in the film. youtube.com/watch?v=SwiDm…
The F4 Phantom II was called "World’s Leading Distributor of MiG Parts" because it destroyed so many MiG fighters en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-4…
Today I learned of Abby, a diabolical 1974 horror film with a black cast. It was pulled from theatres when its distributor American International Pictures was accused of copyright violation by Warner Bros. who saw the movie as a rip-off of The Exorcist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abb…
McDonald's is the world's biggest toy distributor usatoday.com/story/money/…
With one being included in each Happy Meal, McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys. thefiscaltimes.com/Articl…
One of America's largest online anime stores started off as a telescope distributor rightstufanime.com/about-…

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