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30 years of too frickin' cute


hello kittyIt's the 30th aniversary of Hello Kitty. Sanrio who owns the Hello Kitty empire, started out as Yamanashi Silk Center Co. They first wanted to gobble up patents, but then figured out copyrights are forever. They renamed the company Sanrio and a lowly purse designer, Shimizu Yuko, created Hello Kitty. She left the company later and never made a dime off her creation. Now, about 50,000 different Hello Kitty products are produced each year bringing in Billions per year- you can get Hello Kitty on just about anything but: knives, guns, cigarettes and ashtrays or anything associated with bad health. We've featured laptops, phones and even "personal massagers" here — those are sorta good for ya.

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