posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 07:38 PM
Not enough rant, only tears.
It's worse than Smokey.
The Teddy Bear, originally named for Teddy Roosevelt, is Russian engineered and designed and manufactured...
Potted teddy bear history:
"There are many contenders for the first teddy bear, but perhaps the most famous and most documented claim is that made by the Americans. As with any
items of history, this story may have a few discrepancies but according to an event involving the twenty-sixth President of the United States,
Theodore Roosevelt, we can thank him for giving us Teddy's Bear, as well as Clifford Berryman for drawing the now famous cartoon "Drawing the Line
in Mississippi" in the Washington Post (November 16, 1902 issue). And we can also thank the individuals who actually made this plush stuffed toy bear
cub and displayed it in their store window: a Russian immigrant and his wife, Morris and Rose Michtom, owners of a confectionary and stationery ship
in Brooklyn, New York."