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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Chew This...

Wrigley’s gum was the first product to use a bar code.

When?

On June 26, 1974 at a Troy, Ohio Marsh supermarket shopper Clyde Dawson purchased a 10-pack of Juicy Fruit gum at 8:01 AM and it was scanned by employee Sharon Buchanan.

Both the pack of gum and receipt are on display at the Smithsonian Institution.

Congratulations to Clyde and Sharon for their participation in bar code history. I wonder if they got matching bar code tattoos to commemorate the occasion?

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