Until 1915 It Was Legal to Mail a Baby
Between 1913 and 1915, it was actually legal in the US, to mail a baby via Parcel Post, and at least 8 children were shipped, before the loophole was finally closed.
In a lesser-known scandal, President Nixon helped illegally raise the price of cheeseburgers.
Richard Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate coverup is common knowledge. One thing that is not quite as well known is that he was also accused of being involved in illegally raising the price of the McDonald’s Quarter Pounder cheeseburgers.
Dutch sea search stumbles on 'oldest' shipwreck
A team searching for containers that fell into the sea in a storm, has found a 16th Century wreck.
How Apple's Early Clone Wars Reshaped Copyright Law
The Apple II computer didn’t attract as many clones as the IBM PC, but the clone-makers the machine did attract, often had pretty interesting second acts.
How Karaoke Secretly Became a Major Driver of Innovation
From 8-track to Laserdisc to CD+G to ISDN lines to YouTube, a bunch of different technologies have made karaoke possible. (Alcohol helps, too.)