10 Fun Facts for National Play-Doh Day

To celebrate National Play-Doh Day (which happens every September 16th), Stacy Conradt put together ten bits of trivia about the edible molding compound. For example:

2. We might not have Play-Doh if it weren't for Captain Kangaroo. When it was just a fledgling company with no advertising budget, inventor Joe McVicker talked his way in to visit Bob Keeshan, A.K.A. Captain K. Although the company couldn’t pay the show outright, McVicker offered them two percent of Play-Doh sales for featuring the product once a week. Keeshan loved the compound and began featuring it three times weekly. After that, it caught on like wildfire and was featured on DingDongSchool and Romper Room.

The one fact that isn't in the list is why September 16th is National Play-Doh Day. Read the rest at mental_floss. Link

(Image credit: Play-Doh)

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