Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Midweek Break - Interesting Business Facts

It's not just Wednesday, instead, it's almost Friday!

We've searched through the web and found something that might brighten up your day a wee bit. Please see below for some interesting business facts and hopefully they'll help in pushing you through the week:

1. Hamburgerology


Hamburger University of McDonald's Corporation, located in Oak Brook, IL, now holds students from more than 119 countries. The company even opened a new branch in Shanghai during early 2010 in order to fulfill the needs of fast growing Asian market.

2. What Goes Around Comes Around


The first owner of Marlboro Company, Philip Morris, died from lung cancer.

3. The Imaginative Mind


Bill Bowerman, the founder of Nike, created the first athletic shoes with rubber spikes by using his wife's waffle iron.

4. It's All About Saving Money
Back in 1987, American Airlines saved $40,000 by omitting one olive from each salad course in the first class.

5. There's Gold Everywhere


Nauru, a small island in the Western Pacific, depends almost entirely on the phosphate deposits originate from sea birds' droppings.

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