Sunday, March 9, 2008

Little Known Facts

So I came across a random fact the other day, and thought that I should share it. Al Gore is not the only one trying to take credit for important ideas and inventions. David Stern is apparently credited with inventing the smiley face. It may not be as important or insane as claiming to have invented the internet, but it gave me a good laugh. As the story goes he came up with it back in 1964 while working on an Ad Campaign for Washington Mutual. He says that he never thought about trademarking it, and seven years later it was registered by a Frenchman who created a company called Smiley World. I can't even think of anything else to add to this, and no I'm not making this up.

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