Fun Fact: Did you know that Amazon began in the garage of founder Jeff Bezos' home in Bellevue, Wash?
Fun fact: Bezos originally wanted to name the company "Cadabra" as in "Abracadabra."
Fun fact: When the website first went live it only sold books.
Fun fact: According to the new book by author Jeff Stone, in Amazon's early days a bell would ring in the office every time someone made a purchase.
Fun fact: Today Amazon has more than 117,000 employees worldwide and shows no signs of stopping its rapid expansion.
Fun fact: In developmental stages the Kindle was named "Fiona" after a character in The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson.
Fun fact: Amazon's fulfillment center in Phoenix, Ariz., is made up of 1.2 million square feet.