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Cotton Candy was Invented by a Dentist.

Aug 24 2020

I know there is a large percentage of people who miss the Minnesota State Fair this year, me included.  It’s been a heartbreaker due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  But did you know?

Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton invented machine-spun cotton candy in 1897. It was first introduced at the 1904 World’s Fair as “Fairy Floss.” Then, another dentist, Josef Lascaux, reinvented the machine in 1921. He came up with the name “cotton candy,” which replaced “fairy floss.”

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