Refresh for new random facts
1. The Bank of New York was the first listed company on the New York Stock Exchange, in 1792.
2. Thomas Edison, inventor of the lightbulb, is said to have been afraid of the dark.
3. Bank of America was originally called "The Bank of Italy." It was founded by Amadeo Giannini in 1904 to cater to Italian immigrants in San Francisco.
4. Xerox inventor Chestor Carlson, named his product for the dry copying technique that he invented. The Greek root `xer' means dry.
5. Thomas Edison has been granted the most U.S. patents for inventions, 1093.
6. Cadillac was named after the 18th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, founder of Detroit, Michigan.
7. The S.O.S. brand of steel-wool soap pads, stands for "Save Our Saucepans."
8. Dr. Pepper founder Charles Alderton named his drink after the father of a girl he was dating, Dr. Charles Kenneth Pepper.
9. One of the twelve original companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1896 was Distilling & Cattle Feeding Whiskey Trust...believe it or not.
10. 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.