Take a break from the daily grind and learn about a few fun facts about your favorite big brands. Who knows, they may give you a much-needed giggle or they might even make you go…hmmm. Regardless, here are a few fun business facts to brighten your day.
Back in 1996, before Google even existed, founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin deemed the later infamous search engine to be called “Backrub.” Hmmm… “Hey backrub, what’s the weather like outside?” It definitely doesn’t have the same effect. Later, in a brainstorming meeting, the word “googolplex” was suggested. A Googol is a digit followed by 100 zeros, and a googolplex is followed by googol of zeros. When checking the domain name, it was mistyped as google.com. They liked it so much, it stuck (thank goodness!).
Mark Zuckerberg decided to use the color blue for the Facebook logo because he is red-green colorblind, and he sees blue the best.
Adding /4 to the end of Facebook’s URL will take you directly to Mark Zuckerberg’s profile.
With over 1.4 Million followers, Taco Bell is the most followed restaurant on Instagram. We may or may not have evidence that Pepto is also number one in their category. The success of these two may or may not be related.
Gingham is the most-liked filter on Instagram. Clarendon came in a close second. We also have it on good authority that filters that turn people into cats are also trending.
Sixty-four percent of consumers have made a purchase decision based on social media content. Because it’s on the internet, it must be true!
Robert Chesebrough, the inventor of Vaseline, ate a spoonful of it every morning. What a way to grease your pipes… ewe.
IKEA stands for Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd. Founder Ingvar Kamprad grew up on a farm called Elmtaryd Agunnard. Whew, we are so grateful for acronyms.
Anything you ask Siri is apparently stored in Apple’s database and analyzed for up to two years. I’m sure that’s nothing compared to the memory of some of our spouses.
Smoking near an Apple computer voids the warranty. No butts about that one.
Coca-Cola’s logo is the most recognizable logo. So much so that 94% of the world’s population can spot it. That is, everyone except for Mark Zuckerberg who is probably protesting to have it changed to blue so he can see it better.
Burt’s Bees is owned by Clorox. Chemical company meets 95% natural ingredient company… hmmm. Opposites attract, right?
We hope we’ve been able to enlighten you with fun facts about your favorite brands. Check back soon for more useful tips on how to leverage your small business in a big world of competition.
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