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25 Fun Size Facts About Classic Halloween Candy

Yesterday we took an impromptu field trip to a magical place called Economy Candy on the Lower East Side. The place was packed with people, candy, and nostalgia. (In addition to the goodies below, I bought three packs of 1987 Topps baseball cards.) Here are some fun facts about candy you’ve likely handled on past [...]

People Who Became Nouns: Jules Leotard

Hulton Archive/Getty Images has a really big gallery of people whose names live on in dictionaries and on products, including Samuel Maverick, Rudolf Diesel, Etienne Silhouette, and Rev. Sylvester Graham. Also featured is Jules Leotard, a 19th-century French trapeze artist who lent his name to the tights. Were any of their examples new to you? [...]