Just Why Is That Cheese Cow Laughing At You?
Ever wondered why a laughing cow sells us cheese? Answer – because the company who makes the stuff shows classic Loony Tunes cartoons to their cows while they’re milking them; because happy milk is tastier milk.
Ever wondered what the connection is between Quaker Oats and the religious sect of the same name? Answer – they used to be called Johnson’s Oats until the Quakers’ mafia division ‘negotiated’ a 93% cut of all profits in 1897.
Those above statements are completely untrue, although we’d be delighted if you’d like to mischievously spread them as facts in our bid to fill the world with tinkerish lies.
If you’d like to know the real stories behind those iconic brands, this Neatorama feature will help you out. It’ll also give you origins of some American brand names that you’ve never heard of but that’s no reason not to read them. Hell, you might even BE an American. That's fine - we’re not prejudiced. Just don't touch anything and shut the door on your way out.