Published On: Apr 24 2014 10:22:58 AM CDTUpdated On: Apr 24 2014 04:22:35 PM CDT
Did you know "Yahoo" is an acronym for "Yet Anotehr Hierarchical Officious Oracle?" Or that Pepsi got its name from the digestive enzyme pepsin? Buzzfeedcompiled data from the New Yorker, Business Insider and Wired magazine to compile these 11 shocking facts about the world's biggest brands.
Coca-Cola -- Its famous red-and-white logo is recognized by 94 percent of the world's population.
Dasani -- The water in its bottles is just purified tap water, Coca-Cola admitted in early 2013. It doesn't come from a natural spring.
Facebook -- The social network's design is primarily blue not because it's Mark Zuckerberg's favorite color, but because he's red/green color blind.
Google -- The now-ubiquitous search engine was originally called BackRub, according to a Google timeline on its company website.
Ikea -- One in 10 Europeans are conceived on an Ikea bed, according to the New Yorker.
iPad -- Apple's iPad retina display is manufactured by Samsung.
McDonald's -- Known for its burgers, the first item to appear on a McDonald's restaurant menu was actually a hot dog.
Siri -- Everything you say to Apple's digital assistant is sent to the tech giant, where it's analyzed and stored.
Starbucks -- The coffee giant's round tables were created so customers wouldn't feel lonely.
Walmart -- Nearly one-third of the U.S. population visits a Walmart each week.
Walmart -- The retail giant averages a profit of $1.8 million every hour.
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