6."Brown Eyed Girl" was originally called "Brown Skinned Girl." Van Morrison said the original title was a "mistake." He told the Belfast Telegraph: "That was just a mistake. It was a kind of Jamaican song... Calypso. It just slipped my mind. I changed the title.”
7.Q-Tips were originally called "baby gays." The "q" was added to mean quality.
8.Pinecones were originally called "pine apples." When explorers discovered pineapples in the Americas they called them "pineapples" because they looked like pine cones, and at the time "apple" was used to describe a variety of fruits.
17.Pepsi was originally called "Brad's Drink" after Caleb Bradham started selling it in his drugstore. It was renamed "Pepsi-Cola" after the word "dyspepsia," because Bradham claimed it was a healthy drink. Dyspepsia means indigestion.
18.The Spice Girls were at first called "Touch." Originally, there was also another member, named Michelle.
19.Cotton candy was originally called "fairy floss." It made its US debut in St. Louis at the world's fair in1904. It started being referred to as "cotton candy" in the 1920s.
28.Bank of America was originally called "Bank of Italy." The Bank of Italy was created by A.P. Giannini for the Italian working class in the North Beach district of San Francisco. Eventually, after it expanded, it was renamed Bank of America.
32.Ralph Lauren's birth name was Ralph Lifshitz. He changed it when he was a teenager because it had the word "shit" in it. He chose the name Lauren since his cousins who lived in California had changed their name to "Lawrence" — and he thought "Lauren" was a nice name.