The first known mention of the word was in the third century AD in a book called Liber Medicinalis (sometimes known as De Medicina Praecepta Saluberrima) by Quintus Serenus Sammonicus ,physician to the Roman emperor Caracalla, who in chapter 51 prescribed that malaria sufferers wear an amulet containing the word written in the form of a triangle, or “abracadabrangle” The power of the amulet, he explained, makes lethal diseases go away. Other Roman emperors, including Geta and Alexander Severus, were followers of the medical teachings of Serenus Sammonicus and may have used the incantation as well. It was used as a magical formula by theRead More →

Juicero is a company that formerly made a device for fruit and vegetable juicing. The company’s product was called the Juicero Press, a Wi-Fi connected juicer that used single-serving packets of chopped fruits and vegetables sold exclusively by the company by subscription. The San Francisco-based firm received $120 million in startup venture capital starting in 2014, from investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Alphabet Inc. (Alphabet Inc. is parent company of Google) On September 1, 2017, the company announced that it was suspending sales of the juicer and the packets, repurchasing the juicer from its customers and searching for a buyer for theRead More →

During those years, Coca-Cola was already the king. But seeing how Pepsi managed to get ahold of some market shares here and there, the notorious soda firm decided to react in the boldest way possible. How ? By launching a new product ? No. By changing to current one. This was indeed an epic fail as a poll showed that barely 13% of drinkers liked the new recipe. The New Coke was apparently too sweet compared to the previous one, and that led the consumers to being angry, not just upset. As a result, a plethora of campaigns led by passionate were launched to bringRead More →