GENENINAH - because becky can't spell (mrshannibal) wrote in did_you_know,
GENENINAH - because becky can't spell

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jell-o was invented in 1845 by peter cooper, who spent so workshop time tinkering with trains that he put his instant gelatin idea on a back shelf and never did anything with it.
jell-o was reinvented fifty years later and patented by a new yorker named pearl wait, who failed to sell it door to door.
wait's jell-o was such a flop that he sold the company for a few hundred dollars to orator woodward, who couldn't make a go of jell-o either. in 1899 he offered it to on of his employees for $35.
he was turned down.
by 1906 woodward's company was selling $1 million worth of jell-o a year. little more was heard from the guy who could have had all that for only $35.
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