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1. Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
2. Thomas Jefferson invented the first hideaway bed ever patented in the United States.
3. Samuel F.B. Morse, renowned inventor of the telegraph and Morse Code, twice ran for mayor of New York City...and lost both times.
4. The oldest business known to be currently operating in the United States is the cymbal company Zildjian, founded in Constantinople (now Istanbul) in 1623.
5. Coca-Cola's name is derived from the coca leaves and kola nuts used as flavoring.
6. Contrary to common belief, the name Haagen-Dazs is not European, it is simply two made-up words meant to look European
7. The first vending machines were installed on New York City elevated subway platforms in 1888 and dispensed Tutti-Fruiti gum.
8. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
9. A Tupperware party starts somewhere in the world every 23 seconds.
10. Brothers Isaiah and John Wesley Hyatt developed plastic in 1869 while competing for a $10,000 prize offered by a company looking for a substitute for ivory in billiard balls.