First product to have a bar code
The first product to have a bar code on its package was Wrigleys chewing gum.
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China is the source of 70% of the worlds pirated goods.
To save costs, the body of Shakespeare's friend and fellow dramatist, Ben Jonson, was buried standing up in Westminister Abbey, London in 1637.
When Jonathan Swift published 'Gulliver's Travels' in 1726, he intended it as a satire on the ferociousness of human nature. Today it is enjoyed as a children's story.