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April 1, 2015

Gary Dahl, inventor of the Pet Rock, is dead at 78

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Remember 1975?

You say you weren't even alive then? My bad.

For those of us who were, Margalit Fox's obituary in yesterday's New York Times makes the intervening 40 years seem like a flash.

I wonder: could something just as simple and inane happen today?

Methinks yes indeed.

Below,

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the then-38-year-old Dahl, a down-at-the-heels advertising copywriter when he hit on the idea.

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