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1. The first major deodorant company in the U.S. was called Odorono; its first ad led hundreds of women to cancel their subscriptions to Ladies Home Journal in 1919.
2. Con Edison is the longest tenured listing on the New York Stock Exchange, first listed in 1824 as the New York Gas Light Company.
3. The Burpee seed catalogue originally sold real chickens when first introduced by 17-year old Washington Atlee Burpee in 1876.
4. Thomas Edison has been granted the most U.S. patents for inventions, 1093.
5. Discover Card was introduced by Sears in 1985 under the premise of charging no annual fee.
6. To celebrate its one-hundredth anniversary in 1860, tobacco company Lorillard put random $100 bills in packages of its Century brand of tobacco.
7. Alexander Graham Bell was one of the founders of National Geographic magazine.
8. With 535, Edwin Land, inventor of the Polaroid camera, is second to only Thomas Edison for U.S. patents awarded for inventions...He trails him by a measly 558.
9. Before its name was changed in 1924, IBM was known as C-T-R, or Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company.
10. Fur trader John Jacob Astor would be worth around $100 Billion in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.