We're being overrun by socialists, or something:
10 Firestone Tires—Japan
The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Harvey Firestone in 1900 to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. Firestone soon saw the huge potential for marketing tires for automobiles. The company was a pioneer in the mass production of tires. Firestone used this relationship to become the original equipment supplier of Ford Motor Company automobiles, and was also active in the replacement market. Firestone was bought out in 1988 by Bridgestone, a Japanese rubber conglomerate based in Tokyo and founded in 1931. Bridgestone is currently ranked first in the global tire market, with Michelin second, Goodyear third and Continental fourth.
9 Dial Soap—Germany
The Dial Corporation is a maker of personal care and household cleaning products based in Scottsdale, Arizona. It began as a brand of deodorant soap manufactured by Armour and Company, the legendary Chicago meatpacking firm, and through a series of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, emerged by the 2000s as a stand-alone leading personal care and household cleaning products company. In 2004, the company was bought by Henkel KGaA, a German consumer products firm. Other brands owned by Henkel are Schwarzkopf, Sellotape, and Persil, the company’s most famous brand (and the name of the world’s first laundry detergent).
Not Dial soap! I only use American soap when warshing up.
wow. my favorite is the chrysler building. i bet if amerikans knew that arabs owned it, it wouldnt be so hot a tourist spot!!!
Hey, PoMoMad, are you letting your freak flag fly with that antiquated spelling of "Americans"? I didn't think you were born in the 60s. Cool article, though.
i've taken to spelling "Americans" as "amerikans" or "amurikans" in honor of GWB who pronounces it that way. i think its funny, but i dont know about what happened with that spelling in the 60s?