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13 Crazy Industry Secrets People Don’t Know About

 

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OnyxWebb — Oh wow, the free bike went to the guy on Facebook with 5,000 friends. What a coincidence!

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Some prize draws are not randomly picked. We choose you if we think you’re going to give us business. We do this to get around bribing you for your business, but in the end? Yeah, it’s a bribe.

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Top_Wop — Interesting.

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Most major mattress brands run sales offering a free box spring with the purchase of a mattress. Sure they can. It’s not a real box spring. It’s got no springs in it at all. It’s just a wooden box, covered in the same fabric as the mattress. Very, very cheap to make.

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EmmettLBrownPhD — Yes, we are dummies when it comes to bottled water.

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If the water bottle doesn’t specifically say “Spring Water” then it is actually just tap water.
The big companies find the municipal water supplies in the US that have the ideal water conditions, and pump it straight to the bottle with little or no processing (at a marginal cost of less than a penny per bottle).
Some name brands may do a little more, like having additives to give their water a consistent and specific taste profile. But the rest, especially those labeled as “drinking water” are straight from the tap somewhere.

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Andalite94 — But they have a cool costume at least.

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Every single security guard is mainly there for show. We don’t really have any powers you don’t have.

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LowerSomerset — One bottle of your finest horse piss, please.

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There are horse farms where the only product is urine…for pharmaceuticals and perfumes.

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Re_Re_Think — Even cows don’t wanna eat cow brains.

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Not so much a secret as it is simply just not very well-known, but:
The reason why Mad Cow Disease started to spread and become a problem a few years ago was because the beef industry used to grind up some of the cattle parts that were not used for human consumption and put it back into the food supply of the living cattle, including brains and spinal cord.
When they determined these parts in particular had more potential to be infectious, they stopped doing it.

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giggidygoo2 — I do not like to this about this one.

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All surgeons make mistakes while operating.

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KvltDrummer — Thank you for your stealing tips.

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If you shoplift and get caught by loss prevention, drop the stock and run. We literally want the stuff you stole back to prevent loss from the store (hence the name of our job). We won’t run after you and it gives us a stat.
I DO NOT CONDONE THIS BEHAVIOUR EVEN THOUGH IT IS THE LITERAL POINT OF MY JOB. DON’T STEAL, PEOPLE. IT’S BAD.

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TwoBitGaston — I’ll pretend this is why I’ll never hire a personal trainer.

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Personal trainer here: 99% of what your trainer has you do is just sparkly new variations because you won’t stick to the boring but highly effective basics that would give you far better results. Quality training is repetitive as fuck, but it works a hell of a lot better than doing 15 variations of the same exact movement.

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dysfunctional_vet — What kinda bugs are we talkin?

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There is an acceptable amount of bugs and bug parts in grain refining facilities.
It’s larger than you think.
To be fair, it’s impossible to keep bugs out of grain in any large capacity, but people don’t know that your pancakes/cereal/bread had a little extra protein in it.

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Kay_Elle — Tube DRAMA.

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One of my good friends had parents who owned a tube factory.
Hand cream and foot cream are literally the same thing in a different tube.

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slugbaiting — I feel betrayed.

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Sour patch kids and Swedish fish are the same candy, one just has sour powder on it.

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PremiumRecyclingBin — Here is your $15 microwaved product. Enjoy!

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When you go out to eat, most of your warm desserts have been microwaved. Molten cakes especially.
This isnt surprising to me, even before working in a restaurant, but a lot of people are shocked when I tell them.

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