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1. The word Yahoo comes from Jonathan Swift's 1726 book Gulliver's Travels. The Yahoos were vile, repulsive, and materialistic creatures, an allegory for British society that Swift witnessed at the time.
2. Contrary to common belief, the name Haagen-Dazs is not European, it is simply two made-up words meant to look European
3. The only American to have two cars named after him was Ransom E. Olds- the Oldsmobile and the long-discontinued Reo, which was produced from 1904 to 1936.
4. The first Ford cars had engines made by Dodge.
5. Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle at approximately 25 miles per hour.
6. Dr. Pepper founder Charles Alderton named his drink after the father of a girl he was dating, Dr. Charles Kenneth Pepper.
7. Fortune cookies were invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.
8. Arby's was named for brothers Forrest and LeRoy Raffel (the Raffel Brothers, or RB)
9. The soft drink industry spends more than $100 million a year in stopping thefts involving their vending machines.
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.