Do you pay attention to the brand when you buy something in the store? Are you affected by ? And still: were you wondering why your favorite perfume or cars have a figure in the name?
Most often the answer is very simple, but sometimes it remains a mystery. So, eight well-known brands with numbers in their name. Let’s see if it surprises you?
This is one of the most famous soda in the world with the taste of lemon and lime. The beverage logo is not just a number, it also consists of the word “Up” and a red circle (or a large red dot). This circle is the mascot of the entire line of drinks and is called Cool Spot; Moreover, he even somehow was a character in computer games. As for the figure, there is an opinion that these are just the seven basic ingredients of the drink.
2. Chanel N ° 5
Perhaps these are the most famous spirits in the world, which were advertised by the most popular movie stars – Catherine Deneuve, Nicole Kidman and Brad Pitt. The name “Chanel N ° 5” is the result of a control test, when the creator of perfume Ernest Bo introduced Gabriel “Coco” Chanel five perfume compositions, from which she chose the last 5th sample. According to another version, Coco Chanel’s number 5 was the most beloved.
3. Heinz’s slogan is “57 varieties” (57 varieties)
The famous slogan of Heinz says that the company boasts “57 varieties” of products. Heinz currently produces 5,700 different products and sells them in more than 200 countries around the world. So what does the number 57 mean? The founder of the company, Henry Heinz, considered him to be his lucky number, that’s why he used it in the slogan.
4. Porsche 911
Why is one of the most famous cars in the world has number 911 in the title? It turns out that initially it was supposed that it would be called “Porsche 901”, but in 1963, in the year of its release, Peugeot had exclusive rights to names with a three-digit number and zero in the middle. Because of the protest from Peugeot, Porsche was forced to change the “name” of its car, so it just replaced the number 0 by 1.
5. Boeing 737
Boeing is the most popular passenger aircraft in the world. According to Michael Lombard, a specialist in the history of Boeing, the company uses the number “700” to designate passenger airliners. Since the last “seven” in the title looked better than zero, manufacturers chose the number 707, and then they added 10 to the subsequent models of this series. By the way, the 600 series is used for missile names, and 500 for turbo engines.
6. Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
Unfortunately, we will never know for certain where the “number” in the name comes from. There are several theories, for example, that No. 7 was assigned to Jack Daniel’s distillery at state registration, or it was the lucky figure of Jasper Newton’s founder Jack’s Daniel. Alas, a long-standing fire destroyed all the paper archives of the company, therefore the origin of the number 7 will always remain a mystery.
7. Levi Strauss 501
What is hidden under the figure in the name of the most famous jeans in the world? It is said that the company Levi Strauss and Co received a patent for its pants at the number 501. Representatives of the same company recognize that they have no idea about the history of this issue, because simultaneously with the jeans 501 the company also released a cheaper version called 201 Jean. By the way, these were not the only products of this brand with three-digit numbers in the title.
Of course, you know the products of this company. Its annual sales are $ 30 billion, the corporation employs 88,000 people around the world, and it produces more than 55,000 products. Why is it called 3M? This is so simple: the original name of the concern is Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company – hence the 3M. The company, by the way, began its business with the extraction of stone from quarries for the production of grinding wheels.