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Who Really Invented the Smiley Face?

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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 05:25 PM
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Remember the smilie face it's been around since before King Kong destroyed the Empire State Building. But.. that was before it became a 'thing', and some smart @ss guy came along and made money off it. I'm drinking koolaid right now, not feeling great so don't shoot.


whoops, wrong picture..



Who Really Invented the Smiley Face? It’s supposedly the 50th anniversary (Now the 55th Anniversary) of the original design of the iconic image, but its history since then is surprisingly complex with millions of dollars at stake.

www.smithsonianmag.com...

In the 1994 Robert Zemeckis film, Forrest Gump stumbles into the history books as he runs across the country. At one point, he meets a poor T-shirt salesman who, Gump recalls, “wanted to put my face on a T-shirt but he couldn’t draw that well and he didn’t have a camera.” As luck would have it, a truck drives by and splashes Gump’s face with mud. He wipes his face on a yellow T-shirt and hands it back to the down-on-his-luck entrepreneur, telling him to “have a nice day.” The imprint of Gump’s face left a perfect, abstract smiling face on the bright yellow t-shirt. And thus, an icon was born.
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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 05:33 PM
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well nevermind
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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 05:35 PM
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Forest Gump



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Awesome hat I want one.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: Nickn3
Forest Gump


Is the best. Runner. Ever.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 05:52 PM
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Forest Gump is a movie. I remember smiley faces and troll dolls along side skateboarding becoming popular in 70s - 90s.

wiki smiley

wiki troll

wiki skateboarding

My dad knew someone that invented the polyurethane wheel back in the early 70s but opted out of investing in it. He wanted to continue working for Lockheed Martin factory for war instead.

Se La Ve



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

That's interesting, polyurethane ay? I remember seeing troll dolls in the 80's. Now they're leading our World. Kool.
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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: BotheLumberJack
a reply to: TinySickTears

Awesome hat I want one.


pretty sure i got it at good will



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 06:01 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Good Will deserves a Hug from Jesus, Krishna and Anu.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack

Everyone had troll dolls hanging from their rearview mirrors. I had one in my 68 Mustang muscle car.

Polyurethane wheels replaced clay wheels on skateboards, the only non fad fad. Unlike stupid smiley faces and troll dolls.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 06:04 PM
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Everyone had troll dolls hanging from their rearview mirrors. I had one in my 68 Mustang muscle car.


Kool! you had a 68 Mustang! oh Yeah! My buddy had one, black, we did things in that car I won't talk about to this day! lol



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 06:33 PM
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originally posted by: Nickn3
Forest Gump


My vote as well.


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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 06:37 PM
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I remember having a happy face T shirt in 1972 ... and they were very popular back then. If I remember correctly it first appeared as an advertisement on pitchers of coolaide, on commercials for coolaide
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posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: Sheye

History, is meant to be shared. I think I had a T as well.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: Nickn3

That's who I was thinking also.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 06:49 PM
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I think the Axolotl should get credit.



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack



I've had a Smiley Face tattoo since 1982. It was to reinforce positive vibes.

Ken Stabler had a smiley face sticker on His football helmet since the late 70s


You have to really zoom in:

sportshub.cbsistatic.com... 6.jpg



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 07:02 PM
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The cavemen invented smiley face in the cave



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: JimNasium

ahh sorry can't view your link. But thankyu



posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 08:45 PM
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A man named Harvey Ball is the earliest known designer of the SMILEY.




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