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1. David McConnell named his company Avon after the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford on Avon.
2. Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle at approximately 25 miles per hour.
3. The last mass marketed 12 cylinder car produced in the United States was the 1948 Lincoln Continental.
4. The AA, or Automobile Association, was first started in 1905 to warn motorists about speed traps.
5. A Singer sewing machine was the first consumer product purchased on an installment plan. In 1856, Margaret Hellmuth of New York paid $50 down, with the remaining $100 paid in six monthly installments.
6. A Tupperware party starts somewhere in the world every 23 seconds.
7. IBM was founded by an ex employee of National Cash Register. The name International Business Machines was his attempt at one-upmanship.
8. The Burpee seed catalogue originally sold real chickens when first introduced by 17-year old Washington Atlee Burpee in 1876.
9. The common phrase "Often a bridesmaid but never a bride" originates from a Listerine advertisement written by Milton Feasley in the 1920's.
10. Diners Club issued its first card to only two hundred customers and it could only be used at twenty seven restaurants in New York City.