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Monday, January 15, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

I must be on a sweet kick lately, because today's trivia is all about candy! Especially with the holidays, I felt like I have had an abundance of candy lately. I am bringing all of the leftovers to work because there's nothing we all like better than free food!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Don't try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough."

HINT: (1894-1973), was an American lyricist and Hollywood film producer.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The Arabs are often credited with inventing caramel. But an early use of the hot, sticky substance was not so sweet: Women in harems applied it as a hair remover.

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Most Americans knew nothing about chocolate in 1893, when the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago featured a display of chocolate-making equipment from Germany. Among the fairgoers was Milton Hershey, who bought every piece of equipment on display and went into the chocolate business.

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Early American chocolate-makers often touted their products' nutritional value. During the Depression, candy bars had such names as Chicken Dinner, Idaho Spud and Big Eats. The Hershey's chocolate wrapper once carried the slogan "More sustaining than meat."

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When the Mars company marketed Snickers in Britain, it changed the name to Marathon to avoid any jokes about Snickers rhyming with knickers. (Many years later, Mars renamed Marathon as Snickers.)

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Producers of the film E.T. wanted to use M&Ms as the candy that lured the extraterrestrial from hiding. But when Mars said no, Hershey jumped at the chance to showcase Reese's Pieces instead. Sales soared.

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Cotton candy is known as "candy floss" in Britain and "fairy floss" in Australia.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Don't try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough."

ANSWER: Arthur Freed.