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1. The last mass marketed 12 cylinder car produced in the United States was the 1948 Lincoln Continental.
2. Starbucks was named after Starbuck, a character (the Quaker first mate on the ship) in Herman Melville's novel, Moby-Dick.
3. Contrary to common belief, the name Haagen-Dazs is not European, it is simply two made-up words meant to look European
4. 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.
5. The S.O.S. brand of steel-wool soap pads, stands for "Save Our Saucepans."
6. Bank of America was originally called "The Bank of Italy." It was founded by Amadeo Giannini in 1904 to cater to Italian immigrants in San Francisco.
7. Philip Morris, the first owner of the Marlboro brand, died of lung cancer.
8. William Randolph Hearst's father struck it rich mining silver and gold in Nevada in 1859 and had the largest private mining firm in the U.S. The HBO show Deadwood was based on one of his mines.
9. The sale of antacids increases by 20% the day after the Super Bowl.
10. It took about 95 minutes to construct a Model T Ford in 1914.