Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier scuffle during a TV interview

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier scuffle during a TV interview

Have you ever been involved in a brawl with a competitor whilst discussing each other’s professional careers at an industry event? If you have, you’re not alone. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier came to blows when they appeared on ABC’s Wide World of Sports TV show on 26th January 1974.  The fighters were scheduled to…

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Payslip – Mexican Drug Lord

Payslip – Mexican Drug Lord

  EMPLOYEE NUMBER DEPARTMENT DATE PERIOD El Chapo 0001 Import and Export 04/11/2017 1 PAYMENTS DEDUCTIONS YEAR TO DATE DESC     AMOUNT Tax n/a Gross 22,000,000,000.00 Cocaine Shipments            22,000,000,000 NI n/a Tax n/a   Ni n/a   TOTAL $ 22,000,000,000 TOTAL 0 EMPLOYER TAX CODE NAT. INS. No Rate   $22,000,000,000 Sinaloa Drug Cartel…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I keep confusing Austria with Australia!

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I keep confusing Austria with Australia!

Dear Darcus, I keep confusing Austria with Australia. I work for an international courier company and unforutantely whenever we get parcels that need to be dispatched to Austria they inadvertently end up in Australia and vice versa. Do you think this problem will have a long lasting detrimental effect on the business?   Dear Reader,…

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There are only two types of office worker in the world – which one are you?

There are only two types of office worker in the world – which one are you?

Here at The W1nners’ Club we strive to gather data about office life so that you, our readers can start to make sense of what most of you will be doing with your lives for the next few decades. Part of our extensive research involves trying to figure out the best way to categorise people…

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You’ve just been sacked………why not time travel into the future?

You’ve just been sacked………why not time travel into the future?

The boredom, the constant twiddling of thumbs, binge-watching The Bill from the very first episode of series one – unemployment isn’t quite what you’d hoped it would be when you were first given your marching orders is it? Despite wondering why the hell you were ever a fan of The Bill when you watched the…

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How to avoid being so bad at cold calling that you end up bankrupting the company

How to avoid being so bad at cold calling that you end up bankrupting the company

For many sales people, cold calling is an essential part of the job. It’s the mystical artform that turns a complete stranger at the other end of a telephone line into a customer. If it’s done well, it can prove invaluable for a company’s bottom line by generating new business it benefits from for a…

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The dithering of Sir Thomas Bloodworth results in The Great Fire of London

The dithering of Sir Thomas Bloodworth results in The Great Fire of London

The London of the 1660s was described as being a “wooden, northern, and inartificial congestion of Houses,” by the contemporary diarist John Evelyn. What Evelyn meant by this was that the city was unplanned and ad hoc as a result of its organic growth and unregulated urban sprawl. The combination of wooden buildings and congestion…

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ASOS ‘try before you buy’ service generates record numbers of post-wedding returns

ASOS ‘try before you buy’ service generates record numbers of post-wedding returns

  The new ASOS ‘try before you buy’ service has witnessed the online retailer receiving a record number of customer returns for its bridal products.   The online fashion retailer remains confused as to why customers have been ordering bridal wear via the new scheme and then returning it after only a couple of days….

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Finnair plans to weigh its customers at the check-in desk instead of their baggage

Finnair plans to weigh its customers at the check-in desk instead of their baggage

  Finnair has started to weigh its customers at the check-in desk instead of their baggage The W1nners’ Club can reveal.   The airline has decided to increase its payload efficiency by placing passengers in the baggage hold and putting their personal items in the seats that they have booked. Finnair’s Head of Flight Bookings…

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Samsung confirms Galaxy phones can be dipped in milk after Android Oreo updates

Samsung confirms Galaxy phones can be dipped in milk after Android Oreo updates

  Samsung has confirmed its Galaxy S8 mobile phone users who have upgraded to the Android Oreo 8.0 operating system will be able to dip their handsets in a glass of milk.   The company is currently undertaking a beta testing program whereby Samsung users can find out if their operating system update is complete…

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