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How Tootsie Rolls Saved the Troops

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How Tootsie Rolls Saved the Troops

In 1950, a group of U.S. Marines fighting in North Korea got stranded without enough ammunition. They managed to get to safety, but only with the help of ... wait for it ... Tootsie Rolls. Imagine that!

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The Dentist Who Created Cotton Candy

In 1899, a confectioner named John C. Wharton partnered with an amateur inventor named James Morrison to issue a patent. The device they dreamed up was the precursor to the metal drum-switch, which are used today to make cotton candy. The two debuted their invention at the 1904 World’s Fair to wide acclaim. But despite the success of the spun sugar business, Morrison eventually returned to his day job — he was a dentist.

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The WWII Bomber Who Dropped Chocolate Over Germany

At the end of World War II, Germany was divided. Berlin, its capital, was in crisis. The city was partially controlled by the Soviets, who held it under a siege. In order to save millions from starvation, the United States and England devised a plan: They would send in basic supplies by air and defy the Soviets. But candy? Well that was just a sweet surprise.

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The Milkshake That Almost Killed Castro

According to a former Cuban intelligence official, CIA assassination attempts got pretty weird during the Cold War. The target: Fidel Castro. The weapon: A delicious milkshake.

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The Ghost Army That Helped Defeat Hitler

During WWII a secret division known now as the ghost army conducted over 20 tactical operations and saved tens of thousands of lives. These were no normal soldiers, it was an army of 1,000 men made up mostly of artists, engineers, actors and advertisers. Their mission was to misdirect the enemy using inflatable tanks and large speakers projecting military sounds​. Here's how they did it.

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When Popcorn Was Banned at the Movies

Popcorn at the cinema is as normal as peanut butter with jelly, but did you know there was a time when the popular snack was banned in theaters?

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Soviet Generals Loved Clear Cola

A post-World War II top-secret project resulted in a a re-branded clear version of Coca-Cola. But don't check eBay for this, only 50 cases were ever created. To Russia with love...

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How Instant Ramen Became an Overnight Success

Most people associate ramen with broke college students, but the story behind these instant noodles is far more surprising. The instant dinner is the brainchild of Momofuku Ando, a Japanese businessman who was on a mission to solve a post-WWII hunger crisis.

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The Soldier Bear (Strange Stories of World War II)

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A brown Syrian bear was given to a new Polish Army, setting up in the Middle east in 1942.

The 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps would name him ‘Wojtek’ by the soldiers and soon he would become a morale boosting mascot for the troops.

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Tootsie Rolls | The History of Tootsie Rolls

Let's go over the history of candy together. Together we will be going over how Tootsie Rolls became so iconic.
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Character 1: Mr. Turtle. How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie roll center of the Tootsie Pop?
Mr. Turtle: He never made it without biting. Ask Mr. Owl.
Ken: Ken here from Volk candy store. Today we're going to talk about one of my favorite candies. You can see I already started it, Tootsie Roll. Tootsie Rolls are an international candy favorite. Invented in 1896 by a man named Leo Hirshfield, an Austrian immigrant. He named them after his daughter Clara, but her nickname was, can you guess? Tootsie. He named them after her, so Tootsie rolls are a real unique candy. They have a really bright and long history, for example, Tootsie rolls were one of the first true Penny Candy. You may never have heard of Penny Candy before, but just imagine this; walking into a store and buying a piece of candy for one penny. That's how it was in the old days through like Tootsie rolls, Mary Jane's, Double Bubble. Those were all candies you could buy for one penny apiece, which are also unique in the way they're made and their texture.
Tootsie rolls are not quite chocolate and not quite taffy, for that reason, they're very hard to melt and freeze. They're a little bit of both, if you will, and they pack a lot of power to them because of that, Tootsie Rolls have actually been in soldiers MRAs or the ration kitchens, soldiers bring with them to war since World War II. As far as we know, the only other candy that makes an occasional appearance in the soldiers' MRAs are the Skittles. Tootsie Rolls are really popular and they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. For example, the one in my hand is the, well, the remnant of the two and a half ounce big bar.
They make one that's even a little bigger, the three-ounce bar, they make the classic Tootsie midges; they make them in other flavors as well. They make the normal Tootsie rolls, they make assorted flavor Tootsie rolls even make little tiny frooties which are fruit-flavored ones. Tootsie rolls come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and of course, Tootsie rolls a star in the center of the world-famous Tootsie Pop. For Tootsie Pop, the ancient question that no one's ever been able to answer is how many legs does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? The truth is, it doesn't matter when you get to the center, you get the deliciously chewy, Tootsie.
Character 1: Mr. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?
Mr. Owl: Let's find out one, two; three. Three.
Character 2: How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop? The world may never know.
Ken: A few interesting things about Tootsie. Number one, the history that Tootsie puts out there about Leo Hirschfeld and his story. That story actually is somewhat controversial. There's a book out there called Candy History and several others which discussed the controversy over whether or not that's the real story. In my mind, it doesn't matter that much as long as I get my Tootsie. Another great fact about Tootsie Roll for you; Tootsie Rolls are so popular that as of today they make over 83 million Tootsie Rolls every single day.
Lastly, for you history buffs out there and you War bucks, I guess. Look up the battle that [unintelligible 00:03:30] during the Korean War. What you'll discover is that Tootsie Rolls actually saved the day. The soldiers were trapped in a valley. American soldiers, ice-cold was shutting down and they acted out instead of ammunition, got Tootsie rolls, which by the way was the code word for certain ammunition. Turns out the Tootsie Rolls save them. Not only were they able to eat the Tootsie Rolls packed with power and gave them energy, but they're able to actually chew the Tootsie Rolls up, make a little patch and put it onto the frozen pipes in their Humvees and the Tootsie Rolls, save their lives, save their equipment. Ultimately, they won the battle and they give a lot of credit to the lowly Tootsie Roll. Well, that's all we have on Tootsie Rolls for right now, I'm going to have another bite and we'll see you next time.


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WWII Factions: The U.S. Army

Faction: The U.S. Army

Before the war had started the US army was a small professional force. When Germany overran Poland within a matter of weeks in 1939, a greater urgency was put on building up the numbers in the Army already envisioned by the Rainbow plan.

In 1940 the United States introduced selective conscription requiring registration of all men between 21 and 35 and by 1941 the US Army had grown to 1,500,000 men.


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Eating Japan’s Biggest Sushi

How much do you love sushi? Enough to eat 11 pounds of it? In Japan, Hiromu Inagaki serves super-size sushi at the Umewaka Restaurant in Anjo City. The aptly-named Generous Roll is among the enormous options. Too much for you? Inagaki also prepares the most adorable mini sushi for those with smaller appetites.

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Kassidy Pentland, who works as a line clerk at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, shows the equipment that soldiers at the base are issued.

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The Female Detective Who Saved Lincoln’s Life

When Kate Warne first applied for a position at the Pinkerton Detective Agency, she was laughed at. Still, she persevered and soon became America’s first female detective. During her time at the agency, she uncovered a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln during a trip from Philadelphia to Baltimore. She concocted a plan to protect the president, one involving master disguises, bribery and sleepless nights. Legend has it that her watchful ways inspired the term “private eye.”

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Tootsie Roll

This is a motion design explainer video for a one-minute voiceover about how Tootsie Rolls saved the lives of American soldiers during the Korean war.

How Tootsie Rolls Are Made

Over 60 million delicious Tootsie Rolls are made each day. Take a look at just how they're made. Aside from Tootsie Rolls, the Chicago-based company also produces many movie favorites such as Junior Mints, Dots, Charleston Chews, and Crows.

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MRE US Military Surplus. TOOTSIE ROLLS.
NET WT. 1 bar (14 g)
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INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Condensed Skim Milk, Cocoa, Whey, Soya Lecithin, Artificial and Natural Flovors.
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NUTRITION FACTS - Tootsie Rolls
Serving Size 1 bar. (14 g)
Amount/Serving / % D.V.
Calories 50 / Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1g / 2%
--Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0 mg / 0%
Sodium 5mg / 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10 g / 3%
--Sugar 7g
Protein 0g

Vitamin A - Vitamin C.
Calcium - Iron.
Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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HISTORICAL FACTS:
Have you ever wondered why Tootsie Rolls hold significance with the Marine Corps? During the Korean War, the First Marine Division met the enemy at Chosin mountain reservoir in subfreezing temperatures. Out of ammunition, Marines called in for 60mm mortar ammo; code name “Tootsie Rolls.” The radio operator did not have the code sheets that would tell him what a “Tootsie Roll” was, but knew the request was urgent; so he called in the order. Soon, pallets of Tootsie Roll candies parachuted from the sky to the First Marine Division! While they were not ammunition, this candy from the sky provided well needed nourishment for the troops. They also learned they could use warmed Tootsie Rolls to plug bullet holes, sealing them as they refroze.

Over two weeks of incessant fighting, the 15,000-man division suffered 3,000 killed in action, 6,000 wounded and thousands of severe frostbite cases. But they accomplished their goal and destroyed several Chinese divisions in the process. Many credited their very survival to Tootsie Rolls. Surviving Marines called themselves “The Chosin Few.”

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Raymond Miller tells the Korean War Tootsie Roll story

Raymond Miller tells the story of being in the Marine Div. that called for 60mm mortar shells (code name: Tootsie Rolls) and actually was dropped Tootsie Rolls instead.

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