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1. Conveniently, credit card companies are all headquartered in states with high or no cap on interest rates such as Utah, South Dakota, and Delaware.
2. 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.
3. Secure, high-yielding stocks came to be known as "blue chips," because in poker blue chips are more valuable than red or white.
4. Alexander Graham Bell was one of the founders of National Geographic magazine.
5. The Bank of New York was the first listed company on the New York Stock Exchange, in 1792.
6. When Coca-Cola appeared in 1886 it was marketed as an "Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage."
7. Samuel F.B. Morse, renowned inventor of the telegraph and Morse Code, twice ran for mayor of New York City...and lost both times.
8. Starbucks was originally going to be called "Pequod," after the fishing vessel in Herman Melville's novel, Moby-Dick. The founders settled on Starbuck, the first mate on the ship, instead.
9. Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle at approximately 25 miles per hour.
10. Fur trader John Jacob Astor would be worth around $100 Billion in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.