Friday, September 28, 2012

Shameless product ripoffs

Shameless product ripoffs
More Cracked history-lesson goodness, and we’re talking big-name products and thefts, not just Chinese copies with laughably bad English on the package. (A beautifully chromed Weishi razor jammed in a few months while my nickel-plated, slightly brassed ’50s Gillettes soldier on and always gave better shaves.) A Dane stole Lego from an American, and Hydrox came first. Disney’s stolen before (‘Avenge me, Kimba, uh, Simba’). Cracked also taught me earlier how Edison stole Nikola Tesla’s discoveries. Also, Ray Kroc stole the idea of McDonalds (such as it is) from the real McDonald brothers, whom he ran out of business.