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The Most Successful Non-Existent Companies

While watching movies, reading books or comics, people come across many different fictional characters, places, even companies. Here, we are going to reveal the secrets of some of the biggest fake companies ever created. These fake companies were made by some creative minds of writers and screenwriters. Even though being fake, many people around the world know about them and even admire their power. No. Three will make you wonder!

 Krusty Krab

Since its 1999 debut, Spongebob Squarepants has been a huge success among the young people, mostly children. It has its own fast food called Krusty Krab, owned by Mr. Krabs himself. This underwater fast food has only two employees, and those are Spongebob Squarepants and Squidward.  This fictional restaurant is so popular that some people in Texas wanted to build a real one, but were sued by the company that owns Spongebob Squarepants called Viacom. Actually, there is one such restaurant in Palestine, but Viacom cannot sue them because it is out of their legal reach. So, go to Palestine to meet Mr. Krabs, Spongebob, and Squidward.

 Duff Beer

We all know that Duff Beer equals Homer Simpson. Those two cannot be divided by any means. This beer was allegedly named after Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan, known as Duff “The King Of Beers” McKagan. There were many attempts to make a real beer with this brand name, but numerous lawsuits have been filed against those who have attempted to do that. 21st Century Fox said that they plan to make an officially licensed version of this beverage to South America. Let’s wait for this to happen then.

 Genco Pura Olive Oil Company

This company was founded by The Godfather’s Vito Corleone in the 1920s. It was named after consigliere Genco Abbandando. Its main offices were on Mott Street in Little Italy, Manhattan, New York City. This company was the largest olive-oil importer in the USA and was an example of the organizational structure of the mafia. Who would have connected olive oil with the mafia, right?

 Ollivander’s Wand Shop

Do you know who has invented this company? Yes, it was J.K. Rowling in her books about Harry Potter. It was said to have been ranked among the best of its kind since 382 B.C. So, the best wands in the Harry Potter series were bought at the shop in Diagon Alley. These wands can be bought in the real world as well! All the visitors of the outpost at Universal Studios in Orlando can buy a replica of their favorite characters’ wand if they wish for it.

 Wonka Industries

This company first appeared in Roald Dahl’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factorypublished in 1964. Afterward, when the movie was made out of this book, we could even see how Mr. Willy Wonka looked like, played by Gene Wilder (1971) and Johnny Depp (2005). Wonka candies really exist and are sold even today. These days, the company is hiring chocolate tasters. A dream job, right? Also, the play ”Willy Wonka” opens in Quincy.

 Stark Industries

Do you know who Tony Stark is, and do you know who Iron Man is? Yes, of course. Stark Industries are part of the Marvel comic universe. This company is selling weapons and doing some world-saving projects such as fighting for clean energy. This Stark gentleman is connected in the real world with a man called Elon Musk, who is working on electric cars, solar energy initiatives, and space exploration. Even Robert Downey, Jr., who played Iron Man in the movie, said he thought about Musk while creating this character.

 Wayne Enterprises

No Batman movie could be imagined without this company. Its owner is Batman himself, Bruce Wayne. Wayne Enterprises doesn’t really exist, but it looks very powerful in every Batman movie. What if such company really existed and could produce all the equipment Batman has. That would be awesome!

 Acme Corporation

We have seen this company in the Looney Tunes cartoon Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. Acme really exists as a company and its owner Marvin Acme used to own Toontown where Looney Toones lived. The company’s name is actually an anagram for A Company that Makes Everything, and it is almost always the first company mentioned in the telephone directory. (This is also the reason why Amazon has its name – to be the first, or among the first companies listed in any kind of directory).

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