From serving one industry to 27, to expanding its global footprint from one country to 180, Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) has come a long way since it was formed in 1925. Thanks to its phenomenal growth over the decades, Caterpillar has found a place on enviable lists such as the Fortune 50 and Interbrand's Top 100 Global Brands.

Caterpillar's history is as fascinating. You probably know the company as the world's largest construction and mining-equipment manufacturer, but there are several interesting things about Caterpillar you might have never heard. Take a look at the following slideshow to learn five such fun facts associated with the iconic brand.

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