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Happy Birthday, Barbie

Today is National Barbie Day. Why? It was on this day in 1959 that the doll was unveiled to the public for the first time, at the American International Toy Fair in New York. TV-based Marketing Strategy Barbie was the first toy to have a TV-based marketing strategy. That was revolutionary—lots of kids were watching […]

Can Muggles Play Quidditch?

Even if you’ve never read J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books or seen the film adaptations, you’ve still probably heard of quidditch, the broomstick-brandishing sport that forms an integral part of her wizarding world. (This article was first published in Who Knew?) Not Just for Wizards In Rowling’s novels, it’s a sport that’s been played […]

The Super Bowl Blackout Was Staged!

These conspiracy theories that have actually spread around the internet are so goofy that we kind of wish they were true. Ted Cruz Several preposterous theories were posited during the 2016 presidential election about primary candidate Ted Cruz. Some people thought he was the infamous and uncaught Zodiac Killer who terrorized San Francisco in the […]