What You Don’t Know About Popular Brands (16 PICS + 12 GIFS)

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Amazon was originally called ‘Cadabra’ as in ‘abracadabra’ but was changed due to pronunciation issues.

 

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The Facebook theme is blue because Mark Zuckerberg has red-green color blindness.

 

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The name “Pepsi” came from the digestive enzyme “pepsins.” The soda was originally created to treat this digestive enzyme in the stomach.

 

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About 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every single minute.

 

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Candy Crush is one of the most downloaded games to date and brings in more than $633,000 every day.

 

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The McDonald’s located near Buckingham Palace in London is owned by the Queen of England.

 

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The Twitter bird is named Lary.

 

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The original idea for Google was called “BackRub” because the search engine would search through backlinks.

 

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The name LEGO comes from Danish “Leg Godt” which translates to “play well” in English and “putting together” in Latin.

 

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Levi Strauss was actually an aristocrat and didn’t wear his own denim designs, as they were made for the ‘labor class.’

 

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McDonald’s serves more than 68 million people a day, which is more than the entire UK population.

 

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Ben & Jerry’s originally planned to be a bagel company.

 

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Louis Vuitton was a french fashion designer in the 1800’s. He was also appointed trunk-maker to Empress Eugénie de Montijo, the wife of Napoleon III.

 

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The Guinness Book of World Records declared Tupperware one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century.

 

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Starbucks chose a siren as their logo because the company wanted to stick with the nautical theme of the company. “Starbuck” is the name of the first mate in Moby Dick.

 

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The two main ingredients in Absolut Vodka are water and winter wheat. Winter wheat is a plant with high starch content that doesn’t contain any genetically modified ingredients.

 

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Google used a camel named Raffia to capture street views of the Liwa Oasis in UAE.

 

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Enzo Ferrari did not choose red as the company’s staple color, but rather it came from International Automobile Federation.

 

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Volkswagen means “peoples car” in German.

 

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Coca-Cola has makes more than 3,500 different beverages under 500 brands.

 

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The major phone company Nokia was originally a wood mill in the Nokia city in Finland. The brand later made the transition into rubber products and the rest is history.

 

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The ‘Marlboro man’ from the old Marlboro cigarettes ads died of lung cancer.

 

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The retina scan technology featured in iPhones was actually manufactured by Samsung.

 

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Since 1987, Starbucks has added an average of 2 stores daily.

 

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In 2011, Microsoft Corporation acquired Skype for $8 million.

 

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The first item listed on eBay was a broken laser pointer. It was purchased by a collector in 1995 for $14.83.

 

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Five IBM employees have won the Nobel prize for their work in technology.

 

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Carolyn 5 month s ago
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In 2020, Microsoft Corporation acquired ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion
       
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Veda 5 month s ago
Where do you get your information? Levi Strauss was not an aristocrat.
       
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