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1. The last mass marketed 12 cylinder car produced in the United States was the 1948 Lincoln Continental.
2. Starbucks was originally going to be called "Pequod," after the fishing vessel in Herman Melville's novel, Moby-Dick. The founders settled on Starbuck, the first mate on the ship, instead.
3. Contrary to common belief, the name Haagen-Dazs is not European, it is simply two made-up words meant to look European
4. Secure, high-yielding stocks came to be known as "blue chips," because in poker blue chips are more valuable than red or white.
5. David McConnell named his company Avon after the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford on Avon.
6. The common phrase "Often a bridesmaid but never a bride" originates from a Listerine advertisement written by Milton Feasley in the 1920's.
7. The Mall, the biggest departmental store in Washington, D. C. is 1.4 times bigger than the Vatican City.
8. Philip Morris, the first owner of the Marlboro brand, died of lung cancer.
9. Railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt would be worth around $150 Billion in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.
10. The soft drink industry spends more than $100 million a year in stopping thefts involving their vending machines.