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The original version of Monopoly was a cautionary tale against the perils of capitalism.
The office cubicle was invented by Robert Propst in 1968. His original design was called the Action Office System and provided “a social kind of privacy” for the worker.
The original tapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing were erased and re-used by mistake.
The original title of The Beatles song “Yesterday” was “Scrambled Eggs”.
If you take any number, double it, add 10, divide by 2, and subtract the original number, the answer is always 5.
The bicycle’s original name is Velocipede.
Kokura, Japan, was the original target of the atomic bomb that landed in Nagasaki.
The original bubble gum was pink because that was the only dye available at the time.
The original lyrics of the “Happy Birthday to You” song was “Good Morning to You”.
If an apple is magnified to the size of the earth, then the atoms in the apple are approximately the size of the original apple.
The original 2014 World Cup’s ball was produced in Pakistan.
Social network Bebo was bought by AOL for US$850 million. 5 years later, the original owners bought it back for US$1 million.
The Aral Sea was the 4th largest lake in the world, but it was drained for irrigation and now it’s only 10% of its original size.
“Dimension 6” was the original name intended for Nike.
The original word for “bear” has been lost. Medieval people thought that saying the ferocious animal’s name would summon it, so they used a euphemism that meant “the brown one” (“bear”).
Starbucks has a different logo for Saudi Arabia because the original logo shows “too much female flesh”.
In 2003, Leonardo Da Vinci’s machines were built and tested according to his original designs for a documentary. Some were successful and others proved to be impractical.
The name “Argentina” comes from the Latin word for silver, argentum. The original European settlers believed the country was full of silver.
In the original script, “Rocky” ended with Rocky throwing the fight and opening a pet store for Adrian with the money he made.
Jeff Daniels made just US$50,000 in the original “Dumb and Dumber” while Jim Carrey was paid US$7 million.