Twister turns 50

April 29, 2016 - 12:11pm
twister Did you know that Twister hit the scene after appearing on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson? May 3rd, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of that fateful television debut. Did you also know that two years before being patented and marketed by Milton Bradly, Twister went through a few prototypes called Kings' Footsie and Pretzel? I honestly can't say which name is my favorite! Twister has had a significant impact on pop-culture throughout the years, and today it still inspires variants, fun, and laughter. Hasbro will be celebrating the anniversary all over social media with #twister50. If you have any fun videos, or variants to the classic game, be sure to share them over Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday!

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