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@celticeagle (118231)
Boise, Idaho
October 28, 2015 8:33am CST
At the 1904 World's Fair a Australian dentist by the name of William Morrison presented his invention of the cotton candy which is a candy made from spun sugar. In Australia it is known as "Fairy Floss". It wasn't until 1921 that a different dentist named Joseph Lascaux built a Cotton Candy machine in the U.S. and it was a big seller. So were they trying to get more business or what? Image: Flickr.com
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@jaboUK (53919)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct 15
It sounds as if in 1904 they didn't know that sugar was harmful to teeth.
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@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
28 Oct 15
Janet the inventors are two William Morrison (the dentist) and John C. Wharton (a baker). A easy way to have more clients for the dentist.
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@jaboUK (53919)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct 15
@LadyDuck Haha - I never thought that he might be looking for clients!
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Oct 15
@jaboUK ....That's for sure.
@allknowing (65014)
• India
29 Oct 15
I remember a joke about two doctors sobbing when asked they said all those vaccinations had ruined their 'business'.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Oct 15
Vaccinations? What does that have to do with cotton candy and dentists?
@allknowing (65014)
• India
29 Oct 15
@celticeagle What I meant to say was how doctors relate to situations that would deprive them of their business just as doctors promoting candy floss to improve their dental business - not directly though
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Oct 15
@allknowing .....Yes, it makes a person wonder what they were thinking.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Feb 16
wow they sure dreamed up a sure fire way to get more dental work from all who loved all that cotton candy lol
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Feb 16
Yes, they did. Haha
@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
28 Oct 15
This is something that came early to Italy, in 1906 with the Buffalo Bill circus.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Oct 15
Yes, and they needed something to delight the kids in the way of food.
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• United States
28 Oct 15
Maybe they thought they would indeed get more business lolz However I am glad they invented it as I love cotton candy one of my favs.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Oct 15
I do too. Makes ya wonder what they were thinking.
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• United States
28 Oct 15
Weird that dentists invented cotton candy but I have to admit...it's one of my guilty pleasures!
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Oct 15
Ah, those guilty pleasures.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
28 Oct 15
It certainly is odd that dentists would introduce such a product.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Oct 15
That's for sure. That is what I found so interesting.
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
28 Oct 15
Strange that a dentist invented that.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Oct 15
Strange indeed. Just goes to show that interventors have broad minds.
@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct 15
How ironic that it should have been invented by dentists!
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Oct 15
I thought so too.