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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Anyone who's ever played with Play-Doh should enjoy today's interesting facts about the famous modeling compound. It's one of the few items that I played with during my childhood that kids play with nowadays. Guess Play-Doh just stands the test of time!

Enjoy!

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HINT: (1875-1961), was a Swiss psychiatrist and psycho-therapist who founded analytical psychology.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Play-Doh was first sold as a wallpaper cleaner. People could remove soot and dirt from their wall coverings by simply rolling the wad of goop across the surface.

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Since its inception, two billion cans of Play-Doh have been sold. If you took all of that Play-Doh ever made and wadded it into a giant ball, it would weigh as much as 2,000 Statues of Liberty.

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Back when it was a household cleaner, the product came in only one dud of a color: off-white. When it hit stores as a toy in 1955, red, blue and yellow were available. These days, you can find nearly every color of the rainbow, but a consumer poll taken in 2000 revealed that the fan favorites are rose red, purple paradise, garden green and blue lagoon.

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For quite some time, Dr. Tien Liu had a resume blurb no one else in the world could claim: Play-Doh expert. Liu helped perfect the Play-Doh formula for the original company, Rainbow Crafts, and stayed on as a Play-Doh Expert when the modeling compound was purchased by Kenner and then Hasbro.

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Demeter Fragrance Library worked with Hasbro to make a Play-Doh fragrance to commemorate the product's 50th anniversary. Hasbro said the fragrance is "meant for highly creative people, who seek a whimsical scent reminiscent of their childhood."

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That little guy on the box? His name is Play-Doh Pete. Back in the early days, the Play-Doh mascot was a somewhat creepy-looking elf. Sometime in the '60s, the mascot morphed into a beret-wearing boy and picked up the name Pete.




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