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What’s Your Favorite Brand?
There are certain brands which are so deeply integrated into our modern society that we consume them daily, sometimes without even realising.
Consider the likes of Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Facebook or Google; even without their advertising, it would be hard to imagine 24 hours where we didn’t either physically interact with them or at least consume them visually.
In fact, Forbes recently suggested that mega brands such as these, have grown so much that the brand has become bigger and more important than any of their actual products.
Plenty of us also have our more favoured brands. Perhaps it’s Nike over Adidas, McDonald’s over Burger King or Audi over BMW. One brand in particular which has a devoted following is Apple.
There are people all around the globe that can’t get enough of their products, and sometimes their love for the brand gets out of hand, as this Huffington Post article discusses.
No matter how well you think you know your favourite brands, there is a good chance that there some staggering facts that you aren’t aware of.
That’s certainly what Silverdoor.co.uk suggest. They have put together the infographic titled ‘39 Things You Didn’t Know About The World’s Favourite Brands’.
With amazing facts and figures about the likes of Nike, Amazon, Apple, McDonald’s, Disney and plenty more, the infographic will leave you thinking “I can’t believe I didn’t know that”. Take a look below.”
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39 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD’S FAVORITE BRANDS
Thought you knew everything abut your favorite brands? Think again!
Here’s 39 things you didn’t know about some of your favorite brands:
Food & Drink
- Starbucks’ round tables were created specifically so customers would feel less alone.
- Pepsi took inspiration for its name from the digestive enzyme pepsin.
- McDonald’s originally sold hot dogs, not burgers.
- Over 8,000 glasses of Coca-Cola are consumed every second.
- Philadelphia cream cheese was actually first made in New York.
- SPAM stands for “Shoulder of Pork and Ham.”
- KFC’s original fried chicken was done in a pressure cooker.
- The Queen of England owns a McDonald’s close to Buckingham Palace.
- Ben and Jerry’s was originally to be a bagel company.
- A perfect pint of Guinness should take 119.5 seconds while pouring at 45 degrees.
- Carlsberg’s logo used to be a swastika symbol which was later removed for resembling the Nazi insignia.
- One jar of nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds on average.
- Apple’s iPad retina display is manufactured by their leading competitor, Samsung.
- Adding ‘/4’ to the end of Facebook.com takes you to Mark Zuckerberg’s page.
- Google was originally know as BackRub.
- Facebook is mostly blue because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colourblind.
- ebay.com was the founder’s second choice after echobay.com.
- The arrow in the Amazon logo points from A to Z, highlighting the retailer’s wide range of products.
- Every Apple iPhone ad dispalys the time as 9:41 AM, the time Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007.
- To ‘Google’ became a verb in 2006 when Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary recognised it.
- Nokia was originally a wood-pulp mill in the city of Nokia in Finland.
- Twitter’s bird is called Larry.
- Amazon was originally named Cadabra.
- The first ever product that Sony came up with was an electronic rice cooker.
- Samsung was once renowned for selling dried fish and other groceries.
- Gucci holds the Guinness World Record for the most expensive pair of jeans costing $3,134.
- Michael Kors designed his first piece of clothing aged 5; his mother’s wedding dress.
- Nike was named after the Greek goddess of victory.
- Forever 21 used to be called Fashion 21.
- The Volkswagen group owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati & Porsche, amongst others.
- BMW, originally an aircraft manufacturer, became a car manufacturer because Germany lost World War I.
- 75% of all Rolls Royce cars ever produced are still on the road today.
- Lamborghini used to make farm equipment.
Toys, Games & Film
- The Rubik’s cube is the best-selling product of all time.
- Steve Jobs was an executive producer on Toy Story.
- Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
- Walt Disney World in Orlando covers over 40 square miles, roughly the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands.
- The founder of FedEx saved the company by taking its last $5,000 and turning it into $32,000 in a Vegas casino.
Home & Lifestyle
- One in 10 people born in Europe are conceived in an Ikea bed.