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DailyFinance: Pop Quiz—Do You Know the Weird History of These Companies' Names?

2. Which Company Was Named When Its Co-Founders Flipped a Coin to Determine Whose Name Would Come First?

Answer: C, Hewlett-Packard

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard founded the company in 1939, and flipped a coin to decide whether it would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett. With another half-rotation of the coin on the way down, we would have had PH printers instead.

(AP Photo)

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