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SUPER CANDY BAR FOR THE SUPER BOWL

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To honor the iconic candy brand’s 90th anniversary, the brains behind
Snickers decided, hey, what better way to celebrate that than with a
4,700-pound candy bar? Someone in the room then likely said, “There
is no better way!” and thus the “largest Snickers bar ever created” was
born.

The bar reportedly took more than 600 people to construct and used
caramel, peanuts, nougat and 3,500 pounds of chocolate to create the
“equivalent to more than 41,000 single-size Snickers bars.”

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Construction of the large bar (above) that will be a tease to
the Snickers commercial that will be played during the
Super Bowl on Feb. 2.  

  

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Franklin Clarence Mars
(September 24, 1882 – April 8, 1934)

Frank Mars, founder of Mars, Inc.
(originally called Mar-O-Bar Co.),
invented the Snickers bar in 1930, 
named after the favorite horse of
the Mars family.

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FIRST SUPER BOWL ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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On January 15, 1967, the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League
(NFL) smash the American Football League (AFL)’s Kansas City Chiefs, 35-
10, in the first-ever AFL-NFL World Championship, later known as Super
Bowl I, at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

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TODAY IS SUPER BOWL SUNDAY NUMBER 53

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The first AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional football, known retroactively as Super Bowl I and referred to in some reports, including the
game’s radio broadcast, as the Super Bowl, was played on January 15, 1967
at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. The National
Football League
(NFL) champion Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League (AFL) champion Kansas City Chiefs by the score of 35–10.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon and it was dedicated as the world’s largest office building located just outside
Washington,
DC, in Arlington, VA. The structure covers 34 acres of
land and has 17 miles of corridors.

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The first National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl was played on
this day in 1967. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City
Chiefs of the American Football League. The final score was 35-10.


Even though ticket prices averaged just $12, it was the only Super Bowl that
didn’t sell out. The game aired on two different networks, NBC and CBS and
drew in an audience of more than 61,000 fans. The popularity of the event
continued to grow after the leagues integrated.

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Super Bowl I – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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The Packers quarterback Bart Starr.

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Football great and TV commentator Frank Gifford (second from left).

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HAVE A GOOD DAY ~ THE PDX RETRO BLOG

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