This Christmas, my youngest daughter received five different Barbies as presents. Five! When I was growing up, there was only one Barbie. But I digress.
Among these five Barbies is one that has a video camera in her tummy. You'll be happy to know that the camera works well and that there's a lovely video clip of the inside of my nose to prove it.
In honor of the new members of my household, here are a few Barbie randoms:
1. Barbie is the creation of Ruth Handler, who noticed that her daughter preferred playing with paper dolls that looked like adults instead of baby dolls.
2. The first Barbie doll sold for $3.00.
3. Barbie made her debut on March 9, 1959 at the American International Toy Fair. That date is considered to be her birthday. (Cool, Barbie is older than I am.)
4. Ken was introduced in 1960.
5. Barbie's full name is Barbra Millicent Roberts, and Ken's name is Ken Carson.