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1. Xerox inventor Chestor Carlson, named his product for the dry copying technique that he invented. The Greek root `xer' means dry.
2. Dr. Pepper founder Charles Alderton named his drink after the father of a girl he was dating, Dr. Charles Kenneth Pepper.
3. The only original Dow Jones Industrial listed company still in existence is General Electric.
4. 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.
5. IBM was founded by an ex employee of National Cash Register. The name International Business Machines was his attempt at one-upmanship.
6. In 1987, American Airlines decided to omit one olive from each salad course in the first class. As a result, they saved $40,000.
7. Railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt would be worth around $150 Billion in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.
8. Discover Card was introduced by Sears in 1985 under the premise of charging no annual fee.
9. The original 12 stocks on the Dow Jones were cotton oil, sugar, tobacco, gas, cattle, electric, gas, lead, coal, leather, utility, and rubber companies.
10. Dr. Lieven P. Van Neste owns more than 200,000 domain names.