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Play-Doh Was Originally Used to Clean Wallpaper

Fun Fact of the Day – Play-Doh was originally used to clean wallpaper because you couldn’t get it wet.

In the 1930s people burned coal to heat their homes so they used the dough to clean the soot off the walls. The product became obsolete when vinyl wallpaper and new heating methods evolved, so they turned it into a toy.

Bonus Fact – Bubble wrap was designed to be wallpaper.

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