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1. Nathaniel C. Wyeth, son of artist N.C. Wyeth, brother of artists Andrew, Carolyn and Henriette Wyeth, developed the plastic soda bottle while working as an engineer for the DuPont Company.
2. The S.O.S. brand of steel-wool soap pads, stands for "Save Our Saucepans."
3. Arby's was named for brothers Forrest and LeRoy Raffel (the Raffel Brothers, or RB)
4. A Tupperware party starts somewhere in the world every 23 seconds.
5. Thomas Edison has been granted the most U.S. patents for inventions, 1093.
6. Visa was originally called BankAmericard, a card offered by Bank of America in 1958 in California.
7. Dr. Pepper founder Charles Alderton named his drink after the father of a girl he was dating, Dr. Charles Kenneth Pepper.
8. The AA, or Automobile Association, was first started in 1905 to warn motorists about speed traps.
9. The word Yahoo comes from Jonathan Swift's 1726 book Gulliver's Travels. The Yahoos were vile, repulsive, and materialistic creatures, an allegory for British society that Swift witnessed at the time.
10. The common phrase "Often a bridesmaid but never a bride" originates from a Listerine advertisement written by Milton Feasley in the 1920's.