10 Amazing Facts About Well-Known Brands
Fanta originated due to the World War II trade embargo against Germany
With the embargo of Nazi Germany, the ever-popular Coca-Cola soon sold out, with no more syrup coming in to the country. As a result, the head of Coca-Cola Deutschland needed to improvise to keep his plant afloat.
Using only ingredients available in Germany at the time, including pomace (a waste product of wine, often used as fertilizer), a new drink was developed, and named Fanta (short for "fantasie," the German word for imagination). After the war, Coca-Cola reconnected with the factory and immediately brought this new product into its fold. Fanta is now one of the most recognized soft drinks in the world, available in 90 countries.
Lamborghinis exist because of Enzo Ferrari's pride
Ferruccio Lamborghini was a farmer and businessman, with a background in motor racing. He had a particularly tempermental car; the clutch was constantly slipping. He wondered why, as it was nearly identical to the sturdy clutches found in his tractors. He brought this concern up with the car's manufacturer, another prideful Italian, who refused to listen to his concerns. In response, Lamborghini decided to try and create a car that could compete on the road, while being more comfortable to ride in – his perfect car.
Now, almost half of a decade later, cars that bear his name are some of the most famous Italian Stallions on the road. The only cars that can compete are Ferrari's – whose founder, Enzo Ferrari, was the same man who snubbed Lamborghini when he brought up his concerns about his clutches.