9 Meanings of the NUMBER in famous brands!
Do you ever pay attention to product's name whenever you buy it in the store or watch an advertisement about it? Have you wondered why your favorite perfume or car has a number on its label? Usually, there is a very simple answer for it, but sometimes it is a mystery.
In our article, we present famous brands and the meaning of numbers from their names. Let's see if it will surprise you?
It is one of the most famous lemon-lime flavored soda in the world. The drink's logo is not just a number, it also consists of an Up sign and a red dot (between in the US, and under it outside America). This dot is a mascot of the line of these drinks and is named Cool Spot; she was even a heroine of computer games. As for the number, it is said that name comes from seven main ingredients of the soda.
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2. Chanel N°5
One of the most famous perfumes in the world. They were advertised by the biggest Hollywood stars - from Catherine Deneuve (73), Nicole Kidman (49) to Brad Pitt (53). The name "Chanel N°5" comes from a blind test, in which the perfume creator Ernest Beaux presented to fashion designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel five perfume compositions from which she chose the last 5th sample. Other sources say that the number 5 was Coco's Chanel favorite so that's what she called her perfume.
3. Heinz slogan "57 varieties"
Heinz's famous slogan says that the company boasts its "57 varieties" of products. Nowadays Heinz produces 5700 variety goods and sells them in more than 200 countries around the world, so what does number 57 mean? The founder of the company Henry Heinz considered 57 as a lucky number, so he used it in the phrase.
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4. Porsche 911
Why one of the most known cars in the world has the number 901 in a name? It turns out that it was originally supposed to be named 'Porsche 901' but in 1963 when it was created Peugeot had exclusive rights to a three-digit name with a zero in the middle. Because of the protest of the company, Porsche was forced to change it, so they just replaced the number 0 to 1.
5. Boeing 737
Boeing is an American aerospace company headquartered in Chicago, which manufactures the world's most popular passenger aircraft. According to Michael Lombard, who specializes in Boeing history, the company uses "700" numbers to determine passenger airliners. Because the last "seven" in the name sounded better than zero, the producers chose 707, and they only added "10" to the next models in this series. What’s more, the "600" series is used for missile and missile names, and "500" stands for turbine engines.
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6. Jack Daniel's "Old No. 7
Unfortunately, we would never know for sure where the number in the name comes from. There are some theories, like that the No. 7 was given to Jack Daniel's distillery for government registration, or if it was the founder's Jasper Newton "Jacka" Daniel's lucky number. But the proof for each idea was destroyed in a fire, which destroyed any company records.
7. Levi Strauss 501
What is hidden under the number in the name of some of the most famous jeans in the world? Levi Strauss and Co was founded in 1980 and received for its copper-riveted pants the patent lot number "501." Company representatives admit that they don't know why this number was chosen. At that time, the company had produced a cheaper version of its pants called 201 Jean, along with other products using other three-digit numbers.
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For sure you know products of this company. Actually, with $30 billion in annual sales, it employs 88,000 people worldwide and produces more than 55,000 goods. Why is it called 3M? It is so simple- the original name of concern is Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. The company started the business with mining stone from quarries for use in grinding wheels. But struggling with quality and marketing of its products, they were forced to develop new products, which became its core of future firm.
9. Cadbury's "99" Flake
Cadbury is the second-largest confectionery brand in the world. Have you ever tasted its "99" Flake? If you did, probably the name wasn't your concern. There is a theory that the name refers to Italian monarchy's elite guard of 99 soldiers. But nobody ever confirmed this.
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