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1. Before its name was changed in 1924, IBM was known as C-T-R, or Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company.
2. The U.S. steel industry introduced the 5 Day, 40 hour work week in 1923.
3. Visa was originally called BankAmericard, a card offered by Bank of America in 1958 in California.
4. 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.
5. Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle at approximately 25 miles per hour.
6. Dr. Lieven P. Van Neste owns more than 200,000 domain names.
7. Coca-Cola's name is derived from the coca leaves and kola nuts used as flavoring.
8. Due to a family feud, the Waldorf-Astoria hotel was once two separate hotels built next to each other owned by John Jacob Astor IV and his cousin William Waldorf Astor.
9. Producers of American whiskey originated the term "brand name," because they branded their names on the barrels they shipped out.
10. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.