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1. With 535, Edwin Land, inventor of the Polaroid camera, is second to only Thomas Edison for U.S. patents awarded for inventions...He trails him by a measly 558.
2. The first Ford cars had engines made by Dodge.
3. Alexander Graham Bell was one of the founders of National Geographic magazine.
4. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.
5. The only original Dow Jones Industrial listed company still in existence is General Electric.
6. Samuel F.B. Morse, renowned inventor of the telegraph and Morse Code, twice ran for mayor of New York City...and lost both times.
7. The last mass marketed 12 cylinder car produced in the United States was the 1948 Lincoln Continental.
8. Con Edison is the longest tenured listing on the New York Stock Exchange, first listed in 1824 as the New York Gas Light Company.
9. Before Michigan, Indiana was the car capital of America. The last Indiana based company, Studebaker, shut down its operations in 1963.
10. Steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie would be worth upwards of $200 billion in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.