In 2011, Hayastan Shakarian, a 75 year old woman from Georgia, the country in Eurasia and not the US state, was looking for copper to sell as scrap. She accidentally chopped the fibre optic cables and cut off Internet services to her country and the neighbour, Armenia. When caught Hayastan pleaded her innocence saying she hasn’t even heard of the Internet.
A generic term for products advertised on the television, AsSeenOnTV.com domain name was bought by the LA Group, Inc in 2000 for $5.1 Million. The web site now lists more than 1500 products that are advertised on television. [more...]