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1. Frozen food entrepreneur Clarence Birdseye also invented a recoilless harpoon for whaling and a fast process for converting sugar cane waste into paper pulp.
2. A Tupperware party starts somewhere in the world every 23 seconds.
3. 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.
4. The original 12 stocks on the Dow Jones were cotton oil, sugar, tobacco, gas, cattle, electric, gas, lead, coal, leather, utility, and rubber companies.
5. Discover Card was introduced by Sears in 1985 under the premise of charging no annual fee.
6. Pepsi derives its name from the treatment of "dyspepsia", an intestinal ailment.
7. 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.
8. Secure, high-yielding stocks came to be known as "blue chips," because in poker blue chips are more valuable than red or white.
9. The soft drink industry spends more than $100 million a year in stopping thefts involving their vending machines.
10. All of automaker Henry Ford's cars were black until 1925, when he introduced two new colors, green and maroon.