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• Oreo has had several advertising slogans over the years. Their first slogan and jingle was in 1950 – “Oh! Answer: Dell. Oh! Oreo.” During the 1980s, the company changed slogans five times, and inA VERY LARGE NUMBER cluded “For the Kid in All of Us,” “The One and •Only,” Edward Kasner mathematician. In 1938 “Who’s thewas Kida with the Oreo Cookie?”, he was asked to come up with a name for a “Oreo, the Original Twister,” and “America’s very large number: the numeral one, followed Best Loved Cookie.” Andasked in fact, is not by a hundred zeros. He his Oreo two young only America’s best-loved cookie,suggest. it’s the bestnephews what name they would selling cookie in the entire world, in • Nine-year-old Milton suggestedavailable a name more than countries, with over $2 character billion in out of the100 funnies. A cartoon strip annual sales. In the U.S. alone, about 20 named Barney was very popular. Miltonmillion chose Oreo’s are last consumed every day. Barney’s name for the number. DIFFERENCES: 1. Mechanic's shirt is different. 2. Boy is frowning. 3. Woman's earring is different. 4. Sign on gas pump has moved. 5. Headlight is bigger. 6. Woman's skirt is longer. © 2019 King Features Synd., All rights reserved.

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Kasner announced the advertising new name for the big • •Also during the 1980’s, copywriter number in his next book, altering the spelling. Edna Robinson wrote the famous lyrics, “A the later, middle of an Oreo and Brin save •kid’ll Sixtyeat years Larry Page andfirst, Sergey developed a new internet search the chocolate cookie outside forengine. last.” Other Since searchOreo’s engines searched each webpage and 2004, slogan has been “Milk’s Favorite ranked them according to how many times a Cookie.” specific term appeared on them, but Page and • The name their search engine Oreo Brin designed to searchwas for trademarked eight the specific term and then find outjust how many days introduclinks after there were that led back toitsthat page, which resulted in a better search engine. tion. There are several theories as to how that the • They decided they needed a name Oreo got itshow name. Somewebsites say that because the reflected many the search engine packaging was searching. They the tookcookie the name original was gold, took Edward veryword largefornumber, only itsofname fromKasner’s the French gold, “oro.” they misspelled it slightly, so it ended up being Others contend that the two “O’s” represent spelled way isthe the roundexactly wafers, the and same the “RE” thecartoon cream. character Barney spelled his last name. What’s Yet another theory insists that the names it called? (Answer at bottom of page) comes from the genus of the laurel wreath imprinted COMPUTER on the original cookie, theFACTS Latin word “Oreo•daphne.” In 1981 Bill Gates said, “640 kb of memory ought to be enough for anybody.” • In 2018, Google purchased the former Nabisco • Moore’s Law states that computer performance factory for $2.4 billion. The street where the doubles every 18 to 24 months, and ever since building stands on Ninth 1971, this has been true. Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets is known as “Oreo Way” in • HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were all commemoration of the cookie. started in garages. Answer: Google, from googol.


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