Brand Name Origins 2 by AlexanderD

Champion(s):

RustySpork
Morituri Nolumus Mori


Runner(s)-Up:

PahuskiM
1% trivia, 99% hot gas


Quiz Description

Twelve more questions about the strange but true stories behind everyday brands.

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Questions:

Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka took a loan phrase meaning "smart and presentable men" and metamorphosed it into what brand known for the Trinitron, the Wega, and the Aibo?

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Sony

What fast-food chain took its name not from the sandwiches it sells, but rather from its fraternal founders, Forrest & Leroy Raffel?

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Arby's

What now-defunct video game company, its properties since sold to Warner Bros., could contest either way that its name came from the fact that it was founded in the Chicagoland area or that it specialized in the type of mechanical games one would see at a fair?

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Midway

What Japanese shoe company came from a rough translation from the Latin of the phrase "healthy mind in a healthy body"? (edited at 8:51 am, April 15, 2016 (CDT))

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Asics

Getting a sort of annual at the beginning of a college term and getting to know fellow students in college better was the original aim of what Internet service that has since grown to include over 500 million "classmates", though the average user will, according to Pew Research, only have slightly over 330?

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Facebook

Harmon Dobson's goal for opening what Texas restaurant was to "make a better burger that took two hands to hold and tasted so good that when you took a bite you would say" its name?

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Whataburger

What airline gets its name from the Polish word for, appropriately, "flight"?

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LOT

A defenseman for the Rangers, the Penguins, the Sabres, and the Maple Leafs founded what coffee shop bearing his name (altered slightly to skirt naming conventions in Quebec)?

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Tim Hortons

What developer of the With Friends line of mobile games gets its name (and its logo) from its founder Mark Pincus' American bulldog?

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Zynga

What brand of hard liquor took its name from the fact that its original distillers were hunters? Its name even means "master of hunters".

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Jagermeister

Caleb Bradham originally wanted you to partake upon "Brad's Drink", but after seeing the opportunity to market it as an aid to digestion, what did he rename his drink as?

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Pepsi

Populist, Likely, Clamor, Feverly, Shareistocracy, Propelify, and LibraryOfAwesome didn't work, so the team behind what website moved onto "Up" words? It wasn't until founder Eli Pariser went on a jog that he found a name that was indeed "up"standing.

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Upworthy