Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Perfect Pet

During the 1970s, One man was fed up with the complications of having a real pet. Looking for something that wouldn't make a mess and was even easier to take care of than a barrel of sea monkeys, Gary Dahl, of Los Gatos, California, turned to creating the first ever Pet Rock. Dahl began marketing the rocks by packaging them in cardboard containers complete with straw bedding and even an owner's manual on how to care for your new pet. The rocks were first sold for $3.95 USD apiece and started spreading like wildfire. This new pet eventually made Dahl into a millionaire and allowed him to open up a bar in his hometown. 

To learn more about Gary Dahl's pet rock, click here