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‘TRUCKSTER’ SELLS AT AUCTION EVENT

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(Fox News) – A replica of the Wagon Queen Family Truckster from the classic
1985 comedy film “
Vacation was auctioned this past weekend for $100,100.

The wood-paneled green machine crossed the block at the Barrett-Jackson
Palm
Beach
event.

It’s based on a 1981 Ford LTD rather than a 1979 Country Squire, like the
movie car was, but is an otherwise convincing recreation that includes
Wagon Queen badging and offensive graffiti on the rear fender.

The price paid was pretty remarkable, considering a car purported to be one
of the five that were built for the film received a high bid of just $35,000 at a

2013 Mecum Auctions event
. That car’s authenticity was not confirmed, but
one that was definitely used in the making of the movie is on display at the
Historic Auto Attractions museum in Roscoe, Ill., which might make for a
good destination for the owner of the Barrett-Jackson car.

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DOLL CELEBRATES 60 YEARS THIS WEEKEND

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The first Barbie doll was officially unveiled on March 9,
1959, at the New York Toy Fair and 60 years later she’s
still a sensation among children and the adults who
grew up playing with her and her friends.

Barbie doll was created by Ruth Handler, the co-founder
of Mattel, whose daughter was named Barbara
.

The full name of the first doll was Barbie Millicent Roberts,
and she was from Willows, Wisconsin. Barbie’s job was a teenage fashion model. Now, however, the doll has been
made in versions connected to over 125 different careers, including President of the United States.

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Mattell founders Ruth and Elliott Handler with a Barbie doll.

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REMEMBERING THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM


The radio cast of The Jack Benny Program, from left: Eddie Anderson,
Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Mary Livingstone, Jack Benny, Don Wilson,
and Mel Blanc. (1932-1955)

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Jack Benny and Fred Allen, 1936.

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THE STROMBERG-CARLSON RADIO IN 1937

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CELEBRATE, IT’S NATIONAL POPCORN DAY!

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Then & now: Cracker Jack and its signature sailor mascot have
evolved over the years.

One of the oldest American forms of junk food, the Cracker Jack was invented
and trademarked in 1896 when the brothers who formed F.W. Rueckheim &
Bro., mixed molasses-flavored, caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts together.

        

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Fredrich William Rueckheim

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Louis Rueckheim
           

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Today,January 19, celebrates all of the different ways the corn-based treat      
popcorn can be enjoyed savory or sweet, caramelized, buttered or plain.

The Popcorn Board, a non-profit started in 1998, says Americans consume
13 billion quarts of popcorn a year, more than any other country in the
world.

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