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1. 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.
2. Visa was originally called BankAmericard, a card offered by Bank of America in 1958 in California.
3. Cadillac was named after the 18th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, founder of Detroit, Michigan.
4. The sale of antacids increases by 20% the day after the Super Bowl.
5. The soft drink industry spends more than $100 million a year in stopping thefts involving their vending machines.
6. Contrary to common belief, the name Haagen-Dazs is not European, it is simply two made-up words meant to look European
7. Con Edison is the longest tenured listing on the New York Stock Exchange, first listed in 1824 as the New York Gas Light Company.
8. Pierre Omidyar had formed a web consulting firm called Echo Bay Technology Group in 1995. When he tried to register EchoBay.com, though, he found that Echo Bay Mines, a gold mining company, had gotten it first. Ebay was born.
9. Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
10. Fur trader John Jacob Astor would be worth around $100 Billion in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.