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1. The soft drink industry spends more than $100 million a year in stopping thefts involving their vending machines.
2. Due to a family feud, the Waldorf-Astoria hotel was once two separate hotels built next to each other owned by John Jacob Astor IV and his cousin William Waldorf Astor.
3. Samuel F.B. Morse, renowned inventor of the telegraph and Morse Code, twice ran for mayor of New York City...and lost both times.
4. The top three most valuable brands in the world in order of their value are Marlboro, Coca Cola and Budweiser.
5. Fur trader John Jacob Astor would be worth around $100 Billion in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.
6. Thomas Jefferson invented the first hideaway bed ever patented in the United States.
7. Cadillac was named after the 18th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, founder of Detroit, Michigan.
8. Wanamaker's of Philadelphia, was the first U.S. department store to install electric lighting, in 1878.
9. The S.O.S. brand of steel-wool soap pads, stands for "Save Our Saucepans."
10. 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.