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    Fast Facts: Nov. 18

    Barbie’s (the doll) last name is Roberts. Ken’s last name is Carson.

    World’s largest manufacturer of female apparel: Mattel (they make Barbie clothes).

    Chances of meeting someone with Barbie’s human-scale measurements (36-18-33): One in 100,000. Chances of meeting someone with Ken’s: one in 50. 

    Easy-Bake Ovens have been sold since 1964.

    If you line up all the Slinkys ever made, they could wrap around the world 126 times.

    You can buy a gold-plated Slinky for $100. Sterling Silver: $400.

    Play-Doh was used as a wallpaper cleaner before it became a toy.

    LEGO has manufactured more than 189 billion pieces in 2,000 different shapes since 1940, about 30 Lego pieces for every living person on earth.

    Annual sales of G.I. Joe increased by 46 percent in 2002, following the 9/11 attacks.

    The import of stuffed animals and female dolls is banned in Saudi Arabia.


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