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1. Secure, high-yielding stocks came to be known as "blue chips," because in poker blue chips are more valuable than red or white.
2. Fortune cookies were invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.
3. Producers of American whiskey originated the term "brand name," because they branded their names on the barrels they shipped out.
4. Thomas Jefferson invented the first hideaway bed ever patented in the United States.
5. The top three most valuable brands in the world in order of their value are Marlboro, Coca Cola and Budweiser.
6. Coca-Cola's name is derived from the coca leaves and kola nuts used as flavoring.
7. Before its name was changed in 1924, IBM was known as C-T-R, or Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company.
8. Oil magnate John D. Rockefeller would be worth upwards of $300 Billion in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.
9. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.
10. Arby's was named for brothers Forrest and LeRoy Raffel (the Raffel Brothers, or RB)