RANDOM TIDBITS - Play-Doh -
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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