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A Little Bit of Trivia

Gerber Baby Cereal-A Real Baby Food: When some U.S. companies began marketing their products in Africa they were unaware that it was a common practice to have a picture on the label of what was inside as most of the African population could not read English. The Gerber Company was not aware of this practice and ran into a major problem since the photo on their label was of a cute Caucasian Baby, oops!



The World's most expensive coffee: In…
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Added by Larry Manos on October 16, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Roly Poly Tobacco Tins

The six original Roly Poly tins were Satisfied Customer (reproduction called Businessman), Storekeeper, Singing Waiter (reproduction called Singer), Mammy, Dutchman (reproduction

called Cowboy), and Scotland Yard. The Satisfied Customer, Dutchman and Scotland Yard are the hardest to find.

But for those collectors…
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Added by Larry Manos on October 16, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Determing Stone Lithography signs from later period paper signs

The process of chromolithography is chemical, because an image is applied to a stone or zinc plate with a grease-based crayon. (Limestone

and zinc are two commonly-used materials in the production of

chromolithographs.) After the image is drawn onto stone, the stone is

gummed with gum arabic solution and weak nitric acid, and then inked with oil based paints

and passed through a printing…
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Added by Larry Manos on October 14, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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