Welcome to the 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll for the beautiful month of May. In olden days, May 1, also known as May Day, was a day for dancing around the Maypole to celebrate the arrival of spring. After a long, tough winter, many of us could use a little partying like that. Next up at the starting gate is America's most famous horse race, The Kentucky Derby. With all of its pomp and pageantry, it is still best known for the sheer beauty and speed of the thoroughbreds striving for the Winner's Circle. May is also famous for beautiful flowers brought up by April showers - pick some for Mom on Mother's Day. No one can love you like a mother can. Finally, the last Monday in May is reserved for Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. President Kennedy once said, "the cost of freedom has always been high, but Americans have always paid it." And now, our poll results:
If Americans could turn back time for the purpose of picking a company to invest in, the winners with 28 percent and 27 percent respectively would be the phenomenally successful Google and Apple. If you went further back in time, 17 percent knew that buying Coca-Cola would have been a sweet deal (ask Warren Buffet). The always growing social networking site Facebook got friended by 15 percent and the ever conservative blue chip company IBM received seven percent.
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