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Are Your Kids' Toys Hall-of-Fame Worthy?

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Teddy Bear


Did you know the teddy bear is named after President Theodore Roosevelt? While on a hunting trip in 1902, Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear that expedition trackers had caught and tied to a tree. When the story got out, it struck a chord with the American sense of fair play, and political cartoonist Clifford Berryman portrayed the old injured female bear as a helpless cub in one of his cartoons.

With Roosevelt's permission, Brooklyn toy shop owner Morris Mictom sewed the first cuddly toy and dubbed it Teddy's Bear. As its popularity shows, the bear was obviously a hit, and to this day remains the most popular plush toy in history.

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