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19 Amazing Facts About Stuff We Saw at Toys R Us

Jason English
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Over on Instagram, we've been taking pictures of things and offering up slightly amusing facts about them. So far we've toured a grocery store and public library. Next up: Toys R Us!

For our latest field trip, I dragged along my three-year-old daughter Charlotte. She was paid in coloring books and a Bubble Guppies DVD. This will all be in my expense report. Let's get to the facts!

The Super Soaker was invented by NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson. It was originally called the Power Drencher.

Jesse "The Body" Ventura was born James George Janos. This action figure was probably purchased at Toys R Us in 1987. You can test your knowledge of WWF action figures in this quiz.

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