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30 Facts About Big Businesses Will Put You In A Minor State Of Shock

Dasani water is just purified tap water; it doesn’t come from a natural spring.

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Taco Bell has proved to be a huge flop in Mexico, as Mexicans were confused by the Americanization of their traditional cuisine.

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Robert Chesebrough, the inventor of Vaseline, ate a spoonful of the stuff every morning.

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More people in the world have mobile phones than toilets.

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Wal-Mart averages a profit of $1.8 million every hour.

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In 2000, Coca-Cola launched a stealth campaign against water called “Just say no to H2O.”

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Adding /4 to the end of Facebook’s URL will take you to Mark Zuckerberg’s profile.

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Marvel Comics once owned the rights to the word “zombie.”

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Starbucks spends more on health care insurance for its employees ($300 million) than on coffee beans.

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Burt’s Bees is owned by Clorox.

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Victoria’s Secret is the most followed retailer on Instagram.

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More than 80 million “mouse ears” have been sold at Walt Disney World to date.

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The “new car smell” is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds.

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McDonald’s first menu items were hot dogs, not hamburgers.

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Smoking near an Apple computer voids the warranty.

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Facebook is primarily blue because Mark Zuckerberg suffers from red-green color blindness.

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One in eight American workers have been employed by McDonald’s.

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The Rubik’s cube is the best-selling product of all time. The iPhone is second.

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Sixty-four percent of consumers have made a purchase decision based on social media content.

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Changing the U.S. $1 bill for a $1 coin would save the U.S. $4.4 billion in 30 years.

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Samsung accounts for 20% of Korea’s gross domestic product.

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In iPhone ads, the time is always 9:42 a.m. or 9:41 a.m., because Apple events start at 9 a.m. and big product reveals generally happen 40 minutes into the presentation.

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Everything you say to Siri is sent to Apple, analyzed, and stored.

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Starbucks’ round tables were created specifically so customers would feel less alone.

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Steve Jobs is credited as an executive producer on Toy Story.

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The Volkswagen group owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati, and Porsche.

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“Yahoo” is an acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.”

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Amazon.com employees spend two days every two years working at the customer service desk — even the CEO — in order to help all workers understand the customer service process.

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Cereal is the second-largest advertiser on television today, behind automobiles.

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Apple’s iPad retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung.

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