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1. Conveniently, credit card companies are all headquartered in states with high or no cap on interest rates such as Utah, South Dakota, and Delaware.
2. It took about 95 minutes to construct a Model T Ford in 1914.
3. Cadillac was named after the 18th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, founder of Detroit, Michigan.
4. 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.
5. IBM was founded by an ex employee of National Cash Register. The name International Business Machines was his attempt at one-upmanship.
6. With 535, Edwin Land, inventor of the Polaroid camera, is second to only Thomas Edison for U.S. patents awarded for inventions...He trails him by a measly 558.
7. To celebrate its one-hundredth anniversary in 1860, tobacco company Lorillard put random $100 bills in packages of its Century brand of tobacco.
8. 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.
9. All of automaker Henry Ford's cars were black until 1925, when he introduced two new colors, green and maroon.
10. Dr. Lieven P. Van Neste owns more than 200,000 domain names.