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Pet Rock Creator Dies RIP

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) - Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon.

Dahl's wife, Marguerite Dahl, confirmed Tuesday that her husband of 40 years died March 23 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The smooth stones came packed in a cardboard box containing a tongue-in-cheek instruction pamphlet for "care and feeding." Dahl estimated he had sold 1.5 million of them at roughly $4 each by the time the fad fizzled. The Pet Rock required no work and no time commitment.

Born Dec. 18, 1936, in Bottineau, North Dakota, Dahl was raised in Spokane, Washington.

In 1975, he was a Los Gatos, California, advertising executive when he came up with the Pet Rock idea.

Dahl also penned "Advertising for Dummies."


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Wow, if he invented rocks, I would have thought he would be much older...............

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I figured the cause of death would have been years of getting stoned..

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Wow, if he invented rocks, I would have thought he would be much older...............

Did you fail reading comprehension? He didn't invent rocks, he invented "Pet Rocks." Pay attention!!!

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What's the difference between pet rocks and free range rocks...............and who invented free range rocks ??

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Oh, that was that guy from a long time ago. Claims He made the entire Earth in 7 days.

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Al Gores father ????

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Wonder if he'll have a head stone?

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Al Gores father ????
I believe so.

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Sorry to hear about his death, We had a pet rock back in the day...Can anyone guess what it`s name was?...


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