There are numerous brands & companies out there in the market, which have many unknowing stories and facts which are still not known to us.
When you hear the word “Samsung”, you probably imagine a cell phone, but never of a Korean fish. Right?
Do you know how many flavors of Fanta are available in Japan? Or have you ever wondered why the color of Facebook is blue?
Do we know everything about the companies & brands that we come across every day? Probably not.
Here are 11 facts about the famous things & brands that you are not aware of:
1. Formerly known as “Cadabra”, the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos rapidly re-conceptualized the name when his lawyer misheard the word as “cadaver.”
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2. Facebook is blue because Mark Zuckerberg suffers from red-green colour blindness.
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3. Founded in 1938, Samsung dealt in dried-fish, locally-grown groceries and noodles in the beginning.
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4. The cotton candy machine was apparently invented by a dentist.
5. The inventor of Rubik’s Cube couldn’t solve his own puzzle for a month.
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6. Google hired a 10-year-old camel named ‘Raffia’ in 2014 to create the Street View of the Liwa Desert in Abu Dhabi.
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7. Pepsi was first introduced as “Brad’s Drink” and was renamed Pepsi-Cola in 1898, and then as Pepsi in 1961.
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8. A number of models, who have portrayed the “Marlboro Man” in tobacco advertising campaigns for Marlboro cigarettes, have died of smoking-related diseases.
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9. The company Nike was founded in 1964, initially known as Blue Ribbon Sports, and officially became Nike Inc. on May 30, 1971. The famous sports brand was named after the Greek goddesses of victory.
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10. The famous car brand VOLKSWAGEN name means ‘Peoples car’ in Germany.
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11. Japan has more than 78 flavors of Fanta including Cherry Limeade, Mellow Mango, Tropical Yogurt. Fanta Otona Peach flavor was recently added in 2019.
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