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Play-Doh

Play-Doh is a childrens modeling compound made of flour, water, salt, boric acid, and mineral oil. It was first made in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s. Children began using it as a modeling compound. It was changed an ...

                                               

Radica Games

Radica Games Limited is an American company that makes electronic games. It was founded in 1983. It started by making electronic souvenir games for casinos. In the late 1990s, it became known for its Bass Fishin line of games. On October 3, 2006, ...

                                               

Rubiks Revenge

A Rubiks Revenge is a 4x4 Rubiks Cube. It has 24 centers, 24 edges, and 8 corners. It was made by Peter Sebesteny. Unlike the Rubiks Cube, the centers can move to different places.

                                               

Sandpit

A sandbox or sandpit is a small area filled with sand made for children to play in. Sandboxes are often rectangular with wooden sides. They can be found in many playgrounds, and can also be installed in the gardens of homes. Sandpits are also ver ...

                                               

Silly Putty

Silly Putty is a silicone plastic "clay", sold as a toy for children by Binney & Smith Inc. It was created as a scientific accident when scientists in the United States were trying to find a substitute for rubber during World War II.

                                               

Slinky

Slinky is a toy metal spring that tumbles end over end down stairs and even "walks". It was invented by Richard James in 1943, and quickly became a bestseller. Other Slinky toys were developed such as the Slinky Dog and the Slinky Train. Company ...

                                               

Super Elastic Bubble Plastic

Super Elastic Bubble Plastic was the brand name for a childrens toy. It was made from the 1970s through the 80s by Wham-O. The bubbles contained polyvinyl acetate dissolved in acetone. They also had ethyl acetate added. The acetone evaporated whe ...

                                               

Sylvanian Families

Sylvanian Families is a series of anthropomorphic animal figures. They are made from plastic and fake animal fur. They were started in Japan in 1985 by Epoch, but they are now sold worldwide. Many books, DVDs and TV series have been based on the ...

                                               

Tamagotchi

Tamagotchi is a handheld video game. It was released in 1996. It was created in 1996 by Aki Maita and sold by Bandai. It is a strategy game. The main characters are also called Tamagotchi. The Tamagotchi are electronic pets, and the player takes ...

                                               

Teddy bear

A teddy bear is a type of toy that looks like a bear. The teddy bear is normally a cub or baby bear. In Russia, bears were used as childrens toys for many years before they became popular in the United States. The teddy bear in Russia has been th ...

                                               

Toys "R" Us

Toys Я Us is a toy store. It had its headquarters in Wayne, New Jersey, United States. The company had around 875 Toys" R” Us and Babies" R” Us stores in the United States, more than 600 international stores, and over 140 licensed stores in 35 co ...

                                               

Transformers

Transformers are make-believe robots that are made by a toy company named Hasbro. In the story, they come from a planet called Cybertron. There are two main types of Transformers. These are the Autobots, the good guys, and the Decepticons, the ba ...

                                               

Transformers (toy line)

Transformers are robots that turn into other things. Usually they turn into vehicles, like cars or jets. Transformers started in 1984 as a toy line, but then an animated series and a comic book were made. In 1986 a movie came out. In 2002 a new s ...

                                               

Webkinz

Webkinz are stuffed animals. They were first sold by the Ganz company in 2005. The toys are similar to other small plush toys. Each toy comes with a special code that lets the person who owns it use the "Webkinz World" website. On the website, us ...

                                               

Yo-yo

The yo-yo is a popular toy made with of a length of string tied at one end to a flat spool. It is used by holding the free end of the string and pulling at it so as to cause the spool to turn while it is hanging in mid-air, either winding or unwi ...

                                               

American Bank Center

The American Bank Center is a Convention Center and 8.156-seat arena in Corpus Christi, Texas. The centre is host to many conventions, concerts, performances, and sporting events. The arena is home to the Corpus Christi Rayz ice hockey team, as w ...

                                               

Brothel

A brothel is a bar, nightclub or hotel where sex workers are found. People go there to buy sex for money. Different countries have different regulations as to sex work.

                                               

Cotton Club

The Cotton Club was a New York City night club in the 1920s and 30s.It was first in the Harlem neighborhood on 142nd St & Lenox Ave from 1923 to 1935. Then for a brief period from 1936 to 1940 it was in the midtown Theater District. The club was ...

                                               

Folies Bergere

The Folies Bergere is a nightclub in Paris which opened in 1869 as a music hall. It was at the height of its fame and popularity from the 1890s until the Second World War. It is still in business.

                                               

Marina Bay Sands

The Marina Bay Sands is a resort in Marina Bay within the Downtown Core district of Singapore. It was opened in 2010. It has been called the worlds most expensive standalone casino property at S billion, including the land cost. It is owned by th ...

                                               

Stonewall Inn

The Stonewall Inn is a gay/lesbian tavern and recreational bar in New York City. It was also the site of the 1969 Stonewall riots. The original inn closed in 1969. In 1990, a bar named "Stonewall" opened in the western half of the original locati ...

                                               

Wembley Arena

Wembley Arena is an indoor arena in Wembley, London, England. It is next to Wembley Stadium. The arena was built for the 1934 British Empire Games. Originally, it had a large swimming pool, as reflected by its name at the time, Empire Pool. In 19 ...

                                               

AllMusic

Allmusic, which was known as All Music Guide before, is a database about music. It is owned by All Media Guide. All Music was created in 1991 by popular-culture archivist Michael Erlewine and mathematician Vladimir Bogdanov, Ph.D., as a guide for ...

                                               

Discogs

Discogs is a website and database of information about music recordings. Discogs is owned by Zink Media, Inc. in Portland, Oregon, United States. Discogs is one of the largest online databases of electronic music releases. It is believed to be th ...

                                               

Disney+

Disney+ is an American subscription video on-demand streaming service owned and operated by the Direct-to-Consumer & International division of The Walt Disney Company. The service has movies and television series produced by The Walt Disney Studi ...

                                               

Everipedia

Everipedia is a for-profit, wiki-based online encyclopedia founded in December 2014. The site was launched in 2015 as a fork of Wikipedia. The company is headquartered in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. In 2017, Everipedia was the largest Engl ...

                                               

Hulu

Hulu is an American online company. It provides a selection of TV shows, clips, movies, and more. It also supports advertisements in their online video service. Hulu videos are available only to users in the United States. Hulu is a joint venture ...

                                               

MusicBrainz

MusicBrainz is an music database. It is similar to the freedb project that aims to create an open data music database. The database captures information about artists, their recorded works, and create the relationships between them.

                                               

Neopets

Neopets is a website that lets its users create virtual pets, and take care of them. The site was created on November 15 1999, and has hundreds of millions of users. The website is owned by Jumpstart. Most of the pets that the user can create are ...

                                               

Pure Pwnage

Pure Pwnage is an Internet video series. It is about a man named Jeremy who spends his days playing video games and making fun of other people, or as he calls them, "n00bs". The first season of the show had 12 episodes. The people who make the sh ...

                                               

The Straight Dope

The Straight Dope is a newspaper column. Its author uses the pen name "Cecil Adams." Readers send questions in to Adams, and he answers them. He often uses humor in his answers. The first Straight Dope column was published on February 2, 1973. As ...

                                               

Xtranormal

Xtranormal is a website that hosts text-to-speech based computer animated videoclips, featuring animated three-dimensional characters speaking in monotone computer voices. Users who log into the site may create videos by scripting the dialog and ...

                                               

Cooking

Cooking is a process to make food ready to eat by heating it. Cooking can kill bacteria that may be in the food. Raw food is food that is not cooked. Some foods are good to eat raw. Other foods are not good for the body when they are raw, so they ...

                                               

Cooking show

A cooking show is a television program where one or more hosts show people how to cook food dishes in a kitchen studio set. The shows host, often a celebrity chef, will make one or more food dishes in an episode. They will show the inspiration fo ...

                                               

Cookpad

Cookpad is the largest Internet recipe site in Japan. It was started in 1997 by the Cookpad company. They have a database of over 1.5 million recipes. Members can add their recipe in Cookpad. Other Cookpad users can make comments about recipes th ...

                                               

Cornish cookery

Cornish cookery denotes the cooking styles, traditions and recipes associated with Cornwall. It has been heavily influenced by the geography of the county as well as its social history. Being a peninsula, fish dishes form a major part of the hist ...

                                               

Culinary name

Culinary name is the name of an ingredient when used in the kitchen for preparing food. Sometimes the kitchen name is used because it sounds more attractive than the real name, or because a cheaper ingredient can be linked with a more expensive o ...

                                               

Food drying

Food drying is a method of preserving food. The food is dried. Drying stops the growth of bacteria and fungi by removing water. These micro-organisms, which cause food to spoil, need water to survive. This method of preserving food has been used ...

                                               

Nouvelle cuisine

Nouvelle cuisine is an approach to cooking and food presentation in French cuisine. In contrast to the older haute cuisine, nouvelle cuisine has lighter, more delicate dishes, and pretty presentation. It started in Paris in the 1970s, and by the ...

                                               

Recipe

A recipe is a list of instructions that shows how to prepare or make something such as a food dish. Modern-day recipes are usually made up of several parts: The number of people that the recipe will be able to feed The equipment needed The ingred ...

                                               

Hennessy

Jas Hennessy & Co. is a company that makes cognac. Its headquarters are in Cognac, France. The company sells more than 50 million bottles a year worldwide. It is the worlds largest Cognac maker. It is owned by Moet Hennessy, which is co-owned by ...

                                               

Scottish & Newcastle

Scottish & Newcastle plc was a brewing company in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was an international beer business. The company was bought by Heineken and Carlsberg in 2008. Heineken UK called themselves Scottish & Newcastle until 2009. The S&N Pub ...

                                               

Chupa Chups

Chupa Chups is a Spanish confectionery company which was started in 1957. Enric Bernat had the idea of caramel on a stick because many children ate a lot of caramels and this caused their hands to get dirty. The company had much success. Chupa Ch ...

                                               

Guylian

Guylian is a Belgian chocolate manufacturer founded by Guy Foubert in 1960. The company takes its name from the combination of Fouberts first name with that of his wife, Liliane. Guylian is perhaps most famous for their chocolate Sea Shells prali ...

                                               

Happy Shopper

Happy Shopper is a British wholesaler. The brand was first owned by Nurdin and Peacock. Nurdin and Peacock is brought by Booker Group in November 1996. The name was also widely used for a convenience store franchise between 1971 and 1998. As of 2 ...

                                               

Leonidas (chocolate maker)

Leonidas Confiserie SA is a chocolate maker with an international presence, based in Belgium. Leonidas has over 1400 retail stores all over the world. The companys focus is pralines. It also sells marzipan, solid chocolates, and other confections ...

                                               

Neuhaus (chocolatier)

Neuhaus is a company that makes luxury Belgian chocolates, biscuits and ice cream. The company was founded in Brussels in 1857 by Jean Neuhaus. Neuhaus was a Swiss immigrant who opened the first store in the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. In 1912 ...

                                               

Food preservation

Food preservation is about the ways and means which help to preserve food. Food spoils from bacteria if it is not treated. For thousands of years, humans have used methods of preserving food, so that they can store food to eat later. The simplest ...

                                               

Brine

Brine is water that has more than 5% salt in it. It is used for preserving food. For this it is much like vinegar or sugar. Brine is also used to transport heat. Adding salt to water lowers the freezing point of the water. The solubility of salt ...

                                               

Pasteurization

Pasteurization is a process of heat processing a liquid or a food to kill pathogenic bacteria to make the food safe to eat. It involves heating the food to kill most harmful microorganisms. Producers pasteurize dairy and other foods to make them ...