From Startups to Giants: 30 Intriguing Facts About American Companies – Part 2

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In 1930, two brothers created the first car radio which was called a “motorized victrola” which they shortened to Motorola.

27. The Band-Aid was invented in 1920 by Johnson & Johnson employee Earle Dickson for his wife Josephine, who frequently cut and burned herself while cooking.

28.,,, Trivago, Travelocity, and Orbitz are all owned by the same company, Expedia Inc.

29. In 1965, Honeywell tried to sell a $10,000 ($75,000 in today's dollars) “Kitchen Computer” with a built-in cutting board. It included a two-week course on how to use it. They sold none.

30. The Kellogg’s cereal company has a royal warrant, in part because they make some of Queen Elizabeth’s favorite breakfast cereals.

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