10 Insane Things Governments Have Wasted Money On
The US Spent $6M Making A Pakistani Sesame Street
The popular TV show Sesame Street is the property of the Jim Henson Company, and they licensed the show to the Pakistani TV under the sponsorship of the US government for a whopping $20 million. It was an attempt from the US government to exercise “soft power”.
A Swedish Town Spent Millions Getting Itself Onto Second Life
Swedes are known to be rational people. Well, with the exception of computer games. Second Life, an online world that launched in 2003 got Swedes from the town of Malmo so crazy they decided to spend millions to create an exact replica of Malmo in Second Life.