Origin Stories Behind Pokémon, Super Soaker and Other Childhood Obsessions

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Shared July 28, 2020

If you’re like us, you think back to your childhood, and you have questions about the Kool-Aid man and Pokémon and so many other things. Like, why do we dunk cookies in milk? It’s great, of course. But where did that come from? And who was the genius who invented the Super Soaker we sprayed each other with all summer. And why, oh why, were we forced to learn how to play the recorder in school? No offense to our music teacher. But we wanted to play the drums. Tired of these questions taking up so much real estate in our brains, we found answers.

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