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Monday, March 19, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Today I have some fun facts for you about PEZ candy, you know the kind that come in those fun dispensers. These dispensers usually feature different characters, but it seems like the novelty of loading the candy and popping it out of the dispenser wears off quickly.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I'm like a duck: calm above the water, and paddling like hell underneath."

HINT: Played three seasons (1947-48, 1948-49, and 1949-50) with the New York Rangers. He was the coach of the Flyers when they won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and 1975.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

PEZ candy was first introduced in 1927 in Vienna, Austria as a breath mint for adults.

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The word PEZ was created using the first, middle and last letter in the German word for peppermint PfeffErminZ.

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The first PEZ dispensers were known as regulars and did not have character heads on them. They were marketed to adults as an alternative to smoking. Original dispensers have sold for more than $100 each.

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When making a single piece of PEZ Candy it takes 3,000 pounds of pressure to compress the sugar into the familiar brick shape of a PEZ Candy.

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The first national gathering of PEZ collectors was held on Saturday June 15, 1991 in Mentor, Ohio. Since then collector conventions have popped up all over the United States.

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"Feet" is the common term used to refer to the small tabs on the dispenser base to help it stand upright. They were first added to U.S. dispensers in 1987.




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A petshop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said "Parrot repeats everything it hears". Davey bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it and it didn't say a word. He returned the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied about the parrot.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I'm like a duck: calm above the water, and paddling like hell underneath."

ANSWER: Fred Shero.

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