Mental Floss 219

The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A true story this week: A man working late in the office left some sandwiches on his desk. Later, as a result of this he realised that this action helped him to become a multi-millionaire. How?

A: The man was Walt Disney. A mouse came to nibble his sandwiches and it behaved so comically that Walt put food out for it every night thereafter.  This mouse inspired the idea of Mickey Mouse, the character that headlined the Disney empire.

This week’s challenge is:

Q: Another real life challenge: During the 1930’s, how did some Japanese manufacturers overcome the USA’s mistrust of goods made in Japan?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have an excellent weekend!

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