From Shoes To Toys Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Your Favorite Things
Marc Gordon - August 19, 2019

It Couldn't Be Done

By Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it;" But he took off his coat and he took off his hat And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure, There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

Although the products that we use on a regular basis are very dear to our hearts, we generally don’t think twice as to where they came from. But believe it or not, the saying that ”everything has a story” is truer than ever when it comes to products.  Each and every product has a different backstory and has it’s own strange and unique facts about it. Here are some that will completely change your world as you know it…..





You’ve probably never even wondered whether or not Barbie has a family name, but now you surely will. Her full name is actually Barbara Millicent Roberts, and she was based off of a German doll that the creator, Ruth Handler’s daughter would play with. Barbie’s very first outfit in 1959 was a striped swimsuit with a ponytail, and since then, there was no looking back. 



Ben & Jerry’s



So you know how Ben and Jerry’s ice cream is full of chunks in it, like their cookie dough flavor? Well, this is actually because Ben Cohen, the co-founder of the company has no sense of smell, and felt as though he needed texture in the ice cream in order to experience the taste to the fullest.


High Heels



As crazy as this may sound, high heels were originally designed to be men’s shoes. Around the 10th century, some innovative person decided that when horse-riding, the foot would stay more tightly in the shoe if it had a raised heel.  Armies of men started to wear them, and they quickly became a status symbol for both sexes. Over time, they became less fashionable for men, and the rest is history.



Fruit Loops



Fruit Loops are among one of the most colorful cereals and overall products out there. We can all agree on this. In turn, however, this has us all assuming that each color is a different flavor.  Well, sorry to break your hearts kids, but in actual fact, they are all the exact same flavor, and all have the exact same taste. Our mind is always playing tricks on us. 





We all know how popular iPhone’s are. But we don’t really know the extent of it. Ever since it first came out back in 2007,  over 516 million iPhone’s have been sold. To put things into perspective, more iPhone’s have been sold than the amount of people in the European Union. Not too shabby, Apple.





Ever wonder how much creme is inside an Oreo? Or try to make sure that you get the one with the most creme inside? Well, in all honesty, they are all created equal. The cookie to creme ratio is always, to no fail, a 71 to 29 percent ratio. No need to fight with your siblings anymore.