15+ Quick Facts About Famous Brands That Can Turn Your World Upside Down
If you hear the word “Samsung,” the first thing that comes to your mind is probably an image of a cell phone, but never of Korean fish. Or when you google a word to check how you should write it correctly, you most certainly have no idea that the name of the search engine is a result of a misspelling. So, if you want to boggle your mind a bit more, just continue reading this article — there are lots of amazing things to learn!
Bright Side put together 17 of the most incredible facts about world-famous brands you probably haven’t ever heard before.
17. Facebook is blue because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind.
16. Coca-Cola got its name from coca leaves and kola nuts.
15. The inventor of Vaseline believed in his product so much that he ate a spoonful of it every day until his death at age 96.
14. Samsung began as a grocery store. It sold dried Korean fish, vegetables, and its own noodles.
13. Japan has 80 flavors of Fanta including Hip Hop, La France, Tropical Yogurt, and The Mystery Fruit.
12. The man who designed the Pringles can was very proud of his accomplishment. So when he died, a portion of his ashes was buried in one of the cans.
11. T-shirts were originally made for bachelors with no sewing skills.
10. The name Google is actually a misspelling of the word “googol” which means “the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.”
9. The inventor of Fender Guitars never knew how to play the guitar.
8. The inventor of the Rubik’s Cube couldn’t solve his own puzzle for a month.
7. 1 of every 10 European babies is conceived in an IKEA bed.
6. Cotton candy was invented by a dentist.
5. Once Enzo Ferrari told a man, “You may be able to drive a tractor but you’ll never be able to handle a Ferrari.” That man got angry and decided to create a perfect car. His name was Ferruccio Lamborghini.
4. After WWII, there weren’t enough cocoa supplies in Italy. So a pastry maker created a paste made from hazelnuts, sugar, and just a little bit of cocoa that was later transformed into Nutella.
3. In 2014, Tinder made its first match in Antarctica. Both people were research scientists.
2. Fortune cookies are actually an American invention made by Japanese immigrants.
1. Bubble wrap was originally intended to be used as wallpaper.
Do you know any other interesting facts about famous brands? Feel free to share your discoveries in the comments!
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