Wonderful Facts.

  1. Wal-Mart averages a profit of $1.8 million every hour.
  2. “Yahoo” is an backronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.”
  3. Starbucks’ round tables were created specifically so customers would feel less alone.
  4. Apple’s iPad retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung.
  5. Marvel Comics once owned the rights to the word “zombie.”
  6. The red and white Coca-Cola logo is recognized by 94% of the world’s population.
  7. Taco Bell has proved to be a huge flop in Mexico, as Mexicans were confused by the Americanization of their traditional cuisine.
  8. Adding /4 to the end of Facebook’s URL will take you to Mark Zuckerberg’s profile.
  9. Cereal is the second-largest advertiser on television today, behind automobiles.
  10. Google was originally called BackRub.
  11. Pepsi got its name from the digestive enzyme pepsin.
  12. AMAZON  Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more employees spend two days every two years working at the customer service desk — even the CEO — in order to help all workers understand the customer service process.
  13. Everything you say to Siri is sent to Apple, analyzed, and stored.
  14. Candy Crush brings in a reported $633,000 a day in revenue.
  15. Warner Music owns the copyrights to “Happy Birthday,” so it’s technically owed royalties every time you sing it to someone on their big day.
  16. Apple had a third founder, Ronald Wayne, who had a 10% stake in the company. He left the fledgling company after 12 days and forfeited his shares for $2,300 (its worth $60 billion now [informed by Vishal Manohar Parte 🙂 ]
  17. In iPhone ads, the time is always 9:42 a.m. or 9:41 a.m., because Apple events start at 9 a.m. and big product reveals generally happen 40 minutes into the presentation.
  18. The Volkswagen group owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati, and Porsche.
  19. The average smartphone user checks Facebook 14 times a day.
  20. Gambling generates more revenue than movies, spectator sports, theme parks, cruise ships, and recorded music combined.

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