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You see them every day -- in your home, at the supermarket, and in TV commercials -- tried and true products like Dial soap, Budweiser beer and Hershey's Kisses.

Here, are the fascinating origins of some of America's best-loved products:

BABY RUTH CANDY BAR

The Baby Ruth candy bar was NOT named after Babe Ruth, but after "Baby" Ruth Cleveland, the daughter of former President Grover Cleveland in 1921. The Yankee legend did endorse a knock-off called "Babe Ruth Home Run Bar," but Baby Ruth's bosses went to court and forced the competitor off the market.

CRACKER JACK

Candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize -- that's what you get in Cracker Jack! The popular treat got its name when a salesman, sampling the mix for the first time in 1899, exclaimed, "That's crackerjack!" -- meaning very good. And a snack star was born.

DR. PEPPER

Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too? In 1885, Charles Alderton, the inventor of Dr Pepper soft drink, named the beverage after Dr. William R. Pepper of Virginia when the doctor refused to allow his daughter Minerva to marry Alderton, who was from Waco, Texas. The strategy didn't work and Alderton married another woman, but the name stuck. And it's a good thing . . . Alderton originally called the drink "Waco."

HERSHEY'S KISSES

The candy, invented by Milton S. Hershey in 1907, is named for the sound the machine nozzles made as they squirted out each dollop of chocolate.

LITTLE DEBBIE SNACK CAKES

The treats from the McKee Baking Company of Tennessee are named after the founder's granddaughter, Debbie McKee, who was a young girl in 1960 when she posed for the picture on the packages.

MILK DUDS

The chocolates were created in 1926 when the maker, F. Hoffman & Company of Chicago, tried to produce a perfectly round candy and instead mistakenly made lopsided, but delicious, "duds."

TOOTSIE ROLL

The chewy treats were named for "Tootsie," the 5-year-old daughter of inventor Leo Hirshfield, an Austrian immigrant, who began selling the treats in New York City in 1905.

DAIRY QUEEN

Who's the original Dairy Queen? Company founder J.F. McCullough came up with the name in 1940 when the first ice-cream store opened in Joliet, Ill. He said it was in honor of the real queen of the dairy industry -- the cow!

DIAL SOAP

Dial became a brand in 1948 because execs at the Armour Soap Co. wanted to get across the idea that it offered round-the-clock protection. To emphasize the point, they used a clock dial for the emblem.

IVORY SOAP

The white soap came about by accident in 1879, after a Procter & Gamble employee left the mixing machine on when he went to lunch, and got too much air into the soap he was making. The extra whipping made the 99 44/100 percent pure soap float and gave the product one of its greatest selling points.

BUDWEISER BEER

Brewmeister Carl Conrad christened his beer Budweiser after the Bohemian town of Budweis in 1876, because the townsfolk were famous for making a similar-style beer.

VICTORIA'S SECRET

Just what IS Victoria's Secret? Ironically, the sexy lingerie company bought by Leslie Wexner, owner of The Limited clothing chain in 1982, was named after prudish Queen Victoria.
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Old Oct 31st 2005, 11:03 am   #2
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You see them every day -- in your home, at the supermarket, and in TV commercials -- tried and true products like Dial soap, Budweiser beer and Hershey's Kisses.

Here, are the fascinating origins of some of America's best-loved products:

BABY RUTH CANDY BAR

The Baby Ruth candy bar was NOT named after Babe Ruth, but after "Baby" Ruth Cleveland, the daughter of former President Grover Cleveland in 1921. The Yankee legend did endorse a knock-off called "Babe Ruth Home Run Bar," but Baby Ruth's bosses went to court and forced the competitor off the market.

CRACKER JACK

Candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize -- that's what you get in Cracker Jack! The popular treat got its name when a salesman, sampling the mix for the first time in 1899, exclaimed, "That's crackerjack!" -- meaning very good. And a snack star was born.

DR. PEPPER

Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too? In 1885, Charles Alderton, the inventor of Dr Pepper soft drink, named the beverage after Dr. William R. Pepper of Virginia when the doctor refused to allow his daughter Minerva to marry Alderton, who was from Waco, Texas. The strategy didn't work and Alderton married another woman, but the name stuck. And it's a good thing . . . Alderton originally called the drink "Waco."

HERSHEY'S KISSES

The candy, invented by Milton S. Hershey in 1907, is named for the sound the machine nozzles made as they squirted out each dollop of chocolate.

LITTLE DEBBIE SNACK CAKES

The treats from the McKee Baking Company of Tennessee are named after the founder's granddaughter, Debbie McKee, who was a young girl in 1960 when she posed for the picture on the packages.

MILK DUDS

The chocolates were created in 1926 when the maker, F. Hoffman & Company of Chicago, tried to produce a perfectly round candy and instead mistakenly made lopsided, but delicious, "duds."

TOOTSIE ROLL

The chewy treats were named for "Tootsie," the 5-year-old daughter of inventor Leo Hirshfield, an Austrian immigrant, who began selling the treats in New York City in 1905.

DAIRY QUEEN

Who's the original Dairy Queen? Company founder J.F. McCullough came up with the name in 1940 when the first ice-cream store opened in Joliet, Ill. He said it was in honor of the real queen of the dairy industry -- the cow!

DIAL SOAP

Dial became a brand in 1948 because execs at the Armour Soap Co. wanted to get across the idea that it offered round-the-clock protection. To emphasize the point, they used a clock dial for the emblem.

IVORY SOAP

The white soap came about by accident in 1879, after a Procter & Gamble employee left the mixing machine on when he went to lunch, and got too much air into the soap he was making. The extra whipping made the 99 44/100 percent pure soap float and gave the product one of its greatest selling points.

BUDWEISER BEER

Brewmeister Carl Conrad christened his beer Budweiser after the Bohemian town of Budweis in 1876, because the townsfolk were famous for making a similar-style beer.

VICTORIA'S SECRET

Just what IS Victoria's Secret? Ironically, the sexy lingerie company bought by Leslie Wexner, owner of The Limited clothing chain in 1982, was named after prudish Queen Victoria.

Victoria was not a prude-she seems to have been rather a hot ticket. 9 children-and apparently when warned by doctors about more pregnancies was worried that she wouldn't be able to have any fun any more!
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Victoria was not a prude-she seems to have been rather a hot ticket. 9 children-and apparently when warned by doctors about more pregnancies was worried that she wouldn't be able to have any fun any more!

Not to mention the whole Scotsman in a kilt thing.

The Victorians in general may have been public prudes, but privately they indulged in the depths of exotic depravity.
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Not to mention the whole Scotsman in a kilt thing.

The Victorians in general may have been public prudes, but privately they indulged in the depths of exotic depravity.
Yeah, her family destroyed her diaries after her death so we don't really know whether or not she had a Highland Fling!
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Yeah, her family destroyed her diaries after her death so we don't really know whether or not she had a Highland Fling!
I bet she had him Reeling.
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Yes, and didn't Prince Albert have the piercing through his tadger!..

I bet they were a bunch of filthy beasts....
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Yeah, her family destroyed her diaries after her death so we don't really know whether or not she had a Highland Fling!
10/1 says she was tossing Mr. Brown's caber and rubbed his sporran on a regular basis!!
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10/1 says she was tossing Mr. Brown's caber and rubbed his sporran on a regular basis!!




I bet she was, randy bitch...
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Would that lead to a Clan uprising?
That's revolting!!
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Dial became a brand in 1948 because execs at the Armour Soap Co. wanted to get across the idea that it offered round-the-clock protection. To emphasize the point, they used a clock dial for the emblem.
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