In 1999, Norway granted refuge to a U.S. drug smuggler because the Supreme Court declared that U.S. prisons do not meet “minimum humanitarian standards.”

In 1999, Coca Cola invented a vending machine that could adjust its prices based on the temperature, allowing it to hike up the price of a Coke on a hot summer day.

3.4 million copies of the animated Disney movie, The Rescuers, was recalled in 1999 because it contained two frames where there was a naked woman in the background.