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The 50 Biggest Product Flops of All Time

Remember Google Glass . . . those high-tech glasses they started selling about five years ago?  No one bought them, because the $1,500 price tag was too high.  And now they’ve been named the biggest product flop EVER.

The website 24/7 Wall Street put together a list of the top 50 failed products of all time.  Here are the top 10 . . .

1.  Google Glass, 2013.

2.  The Newton, Apple’s lame digital notepad from 1993.

3.  The Atari game “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial”.  They made 4 million copies . . . sold 1.5 million . . . and buried the rest in a landfill in New Mexico.

4.  Burger King’s “Satisfries” from 2013.  They were supposed to be healthier than their normal fries, but no one cared.

5.  Premier “smokeless cigarettes,” 1988.  They were kind of the first e-cigarettes, but people hated the taste.  R.J. Reynolds sunk almost a BILLION DOLLARS into them, then yanked them off shelves in less than a year.

6.  Cheetos Lip Balm, 2005.  It didn’t catch on back then.  But would it NOW?

7.  The TV show “Terra Nova” from 2011.  Fox spent over $50 million on it, including almost $20 million on the pilot alone.  Then it got cancelled after 13 episodes.

8.  “Touch of Yogurt” shampoo by Clairol, 1979.  No one bought it . . . and some of the people who did thought they were supposed to EAT it.

9.  New Coke, 1985.  Coca-Cola changed its recipe for the first time in 99 years, and it was NOT a good idea.

10.  The Windows Vista operating system, 2007.  It was the follow-up to Windows XP, and was super buggy.  Dell offered it at first, but then went back to putting XP on its new laptops a couple months later.

Some other notable flops on the list include Betamax cassette players, 1975 . . . LaserDiscs, 1978 . . . Crystal Pepsi, 1992 . . . Harley Davidson perfume, 1994 . . . Life Savers soda, 1995 . . .

The Arch Deluxe at McDonald’s, 1996 . . . the Sega Dreamcast, 1999 . . . Heinz EZ Squirt blue ketchup, 2000 . . . the social media site Friendster, 2002 . . . Microsoft’s “Zune” MP3 player, 2006 . . . HD DVDs, also 2006 . . . Google-Plus, 2011 . . .

The Keanu Reeves movie “47 Ronin”, which lost about $150 million in 2013 . . . and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which wouldn’t stop exploding in people’s ears back in 2016.

 

A Woman Wins the Lottery with Her Nephew . . . Now She’s Suing Him For His Half

Is family more important than money?  Stop laughing.  Why are you laughing?

There’s a woman named Barb Reddick who lives in Margaree Forks, Nova Scotia, Canada, and her town runs a local lottery that works like a raffle with a huge prize and then a bunch of smaller prize

Well . . . on Wednesday, she won the jackpot with her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis.  Both of their names were on the ticket, so they split the prize of $930,000.

They each got checks for half, they took smiling pictures, and that should’ve been their happy family moment.  BUT . . . yesterday, Barb made a hell of a left turn.

She said she told her nephew they could split the consolation prizes from the lottery . . . but not the grand prize.  So she’s going to SUE HIM to get his half of the money.

She says she doesn’t think he deserves the money, and she only put his name on the ticket, quote, “For good luck.  Because he’s like a son to me . . . he was.”



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