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1. Bubblegum was first introduced in 1906 as "Blibber Blubber" by the Fleer Corporation. In the 1920's the company re-formulated it, marketed it under the name "Dubble Bubble," and an industry was born.
2. Producers of American whiskey originated the term "brand name," because they branded their names on the barrels they shipped out.
3. Henry Ford invented the charcoal briquettes that are commonly used by the grilling enthusiasts of today, to make use of scrap wood left over in the manufacture of the Model T.
4. A Tupperware party starts somewhere in the world every 23 seconds.
5. J.C. Penney's initials stand for James Cash, founder of the store chain in 1902.
6. Conveniently, credit card companies are all headquartered in states with high or no cap on interest rates such as Utah, South Dakota, and Delaware.
7. Diners Club issued its first card to only two hundred customers and it could only be used at twenty seven restaurants in New York City.
8. Cadillac was named after the 18th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, founder of Detroit, Michigan.
9. Con Edison is the longest tenured listing on the New York Stock Exchange, first listed in 1824 as the New York Gas Light Company.
10. David McConnell named his company Avon after the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford on Avon.