" The seven deadly sins...Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from Man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted. "
George Bernard Shaw

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"New Coke" Introduced

New Coke was the sweeter drink introduced in 1985 by The Coca-Cola Company to replace its flagship soda, Coca-Cola. The move was intended to cater to a seeming public preference for a sweeter soft drink and to combat Pepsi's growing popularity. Public reaction was devastating, and the new cola quickly entered the pantheon of major marketing flops. What happened when Coke's original formula, renamed "Coca-Cola Classic," was reintroduced?



Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide (Le Guide Michelin) is a series of guide books to over a dozen countries published annually by the Michelin company. André Michelin published the first edition of the guide in 1900 to help drivers maintain their cars, find decent lodging, and eat well while touring France. Today, the Michelin Red Guide is the oldest and best-known European hotel and restaurant guide. International food critics have accused the guide of what type of bias?

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William Shakespeare

Shakespeare was a dramatist and poet who is widely regarded as the greatest playwright of all time. Since his death, his plays, such as Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, have been almost continually performed all over the world and have been subject to ongoing examination by critics attempting to explain their perennial appeal. Some scholars have speculated that Shakespeare did not write all of the works attributed to him. Is there any evidence to support these claims?

Last updated on Monday, 23rd April 2007

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