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BEHOLD #226 – The Magic Eight Pom



It is a plastic sphere that looks like an oversized eight ball that is used for fortune telling or seeking advice. It was invented in 1946 by Albert Carter and is currently manufactured by Mattel. It is filled with blue alcohol and has twenty possible answers to the Yes or No questions it is asked. It is patented and over 1 million are sold each year. The Magic Eight Pom was recently inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Will 2 million be sold next year? “Signs point to yes.” Will 3 million be sold next year? “Pomcentrate and ask again.” Will 5 million be sold next year? “My sources say no.” But is it Pomazing? “Without a doubt.”

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