Sunday, December 7, 2008

Did you know?

Arthur Wynn, the man who invented crossword puzzles, originally called them "wordcross" puzzles but a printing error accidently transposed the words and created "crossword". Since "crossword" appeared as the title of the puzzle on it's first day in the newspaper, that's the name that stuck.

A man named Adi Dassler took his first name and combined it with the first three letters of his last name to create the moniker for his brand of shoes: Adidas.

Rolls-Royce automobiles were named after two British engineers - Charles Rolls and Henry Royce.

~Strange & Fascinating Facts about Famous Brands

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