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How the Pet Rock Became a Massive Hit

Who would have ever thought that something you could find any time you walked out of your front door could have become a million-dollar bestseller. It wasn’t something like diamonds or gold. It was a typical, ordinary rock.

The year was 1975, and for only $3.95, you could buy the craze of the time–the Pet Rock–a plain, round rock that a person could find on the ground if they just looked for it. It…

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Daniel Ganninger

The writer, editor, and chief lackey of Knowledge Stew and the Knowledge Stew line of trivia books. Connect at knowledgestew.com and danielganninger.com