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Attention K-mart Shoppers!

Step back into K-mart in May of 1988 by listening to K-mart’s in-store muzak complete with the in-store commercials preserved for all posterity. You remember K-mart, don’t you? Founded in 1899 as the SS Kresge Corporation in Garden City, Michigan. I think it is still in business.

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Toothpaste: Crest or Colgate?

Today I learned that Colgate toothpaste was first sold by William Colgate’s company in 1873, sixteen years after the death of its founder, William Colgate. Colgate was the first toothpaste to be sold in a collapsible tube, introduced back in 1896 in New York.

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