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Gary Dahl won the 18th Bulwer-Lytton contest for deliberately bad writing. He also wrote "Advertising for Dummies." But he is most famous for something entirely different: He invented the pet rock. After listening to friends complain about their real pets, he thought it'd be funny to sell pets that didn't poop, shed or do much of anything. He also included an "instruction book" full of puns. The fad didn't last long in 1975, but it lasted long enough to make him a millionaire.
Malaco sells Swedish Fish, but they're not really fish.
Previous answer: Casablanca literally means "White House."
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