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1. To celebrate its one-hundredth anniversary in 1860, tobacco company Lorillard put random $100 bills in packages of its Century brand of tobacco.
2. Railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt would be worth around $150 Billion in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.
3. Discover Card was introduced by Sears in 1985 under the premise of charging no annual fee.
4. Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle at approximately 25 miles per hour.
5. Car magnate Henry Ford would be worth around $200 Billion in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.
6. It took about 95 minutes to construct a Model T Ford in 1914.
7. Believe it or not, the shopping cart wasn't invented until 1937, by Oklahoma grocery store owner Sylvan Goldman, who had only an 8th grade education. The design was based on a wooden folding chair.
8. The Bank of New York was the first listed company on the New York Stock Exchange, in 1792.
9. A Singer sewing machine was the first consumer product purchased on an installment plan. In 1856, Margaret Hellmuth of New York paid $50 down, with the remaining $100 paid in six monthly installments.
10. Starbucks was named after Starbuck, a character (the Quaker first mate on the ship) in Herman Melville's novel, Moby-Dick.