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Facts About Teddy Bears


Who in the world doesn't adore and dote on teddy bears. Be it toddlers, youngsters or the adults, all are fond of this stuff toy. While this stuffed toy has captured hearts of millions worldwide, there are still many facts about teddy bear that are hitherto not well known to us. Let us shed some light on such less familiar facts about teddy bear.

Numerous fairy tales have features teddy bears as the primary character. Nevertheless, it was 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' that first brought them into literary prominence. Written by Robert Southey in 1834, the novel's debut triggered a worldwide praise of the bears.

Not many people are aware of the fact that the sale of teddy bears dates to numerous years back. As a matter of fact the first teddy bear was sold in the Novemember 1902 in Brooklyn by a shopkeeper named Morris Michtom. Since then the sale of teddy bears is on rise with various stores selling them nowadays too.

These cuddly soft toys are called teddy bears worldwide. However, they were not called the same always. In fact, they were known as bruins initially. The term 'bruins' was used to advertise these stuff toys in older days. The first advertisement for bruins appeared in the American toy trade magazine Playthings in May 1906. The toy was an immediate hit with the kids. Even today, the teddy bear is an ultimate gift for kids.

However, while the term 'bruins' were used for pretty some time; it certainly didn't last for long. It was replaced by the term 'teddy bear' in the very same year of the toy's debut. The new advertisement was seen in Playthings a few months later- released by manufacturer E.J. Horsmen. The ad featured the term 'teddy bear' instead of 'bruins'.

While teddy bears come in several sizes and colors, they might differ from one another in terms of quality as well. Soft, but low quality material of teddy bears may trigger skin allergies like acne as well. Nevertheless, you can set the problem straight using effectual skincare products like Clearpores Skin Cleansing System.

Although the teddy bear is regarded to be an icon amongst toys today; it wasn't always as popular. It truly became a household phenomenon after the first comic strip teddy bear character bobby was published. The strip was a normal feature in the London Daily Herald and since its debut, the bears have become the most prevalent household toy ever. Moreover, they're also known as effective stress busters along with being cuddly to the boot.

Now that you know all about your fave stuff toy, your love for the same is certain to go several notches higher.


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