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  • Sales of antacids increase by as much as 20% the day after the Superbowl.
  • Fossilized bird droppings are one of the chief exports of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.
  • The country of Andorra has a zero percent unemployment rate.
  • It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.
  • In 2001, the five most valuable brand names in order were Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, GE, and Nokia.
  • It cost the soft drink industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending machines.
  • The American Automobile association was formed in 1905 for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps.
  • Ray Kroc bought McDonalds for $2.7 million in 1961 from the McDonald brothers.
  • The largest cereal company in the world is Quaker Oats, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
  • Bill Bowerman, the co-founder of the shoe company Nike, got his first shoe idea after staring at a waffle iron. This gave him the idea of using squared spikes to make the shoes lighter.
  • Close to fifty percent of Internet shoppers spend over five hours a week online.
  • David McConnell started the California Perfume Company (CPC) in 1886. Today the company is known as Avon, which he named after his favorite playwright William Shakespeare, and Stratford on Avon.
  • Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.
  • Frosted Flakes mascot “Tony the Tiger” has a wife, son (Tony Jr.) and daughter (Antoinette) that were used in early advertising commercials.
  • In 1897, Bayer, who is the makers of Aspirin, once marketed the drug heroin.
  • In the 1930′s, Pepsi-Cola had an advertising campaign starring two cartoon cops called “Pepsi & Pete.”
  • In the late 1960′s, Mountain Dew bottles featured a hillbilly on them. These are now collector items worth five to ten dollars.
  • It would take approximately twenty-four trees that are on average six to eight inches in diameter to produce one ton of newsprint for the Sunday edition of the New York Times.
  • Retail sales for soft drinks in the United States in 2001 were more than sixty billion dollars.
  • The first product to ever be scanned with a bar code was Wrigley’s gum on June 26,1974.
  • The United States and Canada are the world’s largest producers of paper and paper products.
  • There is a Nike commercial that was shot in Kenya with Samburu tribesman speaking in their native language Maa. The slogan “Just Do It” appears when the tribesman is talking. In reality he was saying, “I don’t want these. Give me big shoes.”
  • There is now an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of two hundred people.
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