(March 31, 1926-November 28, 2003)
Mail order marketer
Holds 193 patents
Creator/seller of X-Ray Specs and Sea Monkeys
Why he might be annoying
X-Ray Specs consist of feathers sandwiched between pieces of cardboard with holes in them.
The Amazing Sea Monkeys are brine shrimp, bearing little resemblance to the illustrations in the ads.
He was a financial contributor to the Aryan Nations and the Ku Klux Klan.
Why he might not be annoying
A couple weeks allowance is a modest price for learning the lesson 'caveat emptor.'
He helped set up a wildlife conservation center in Maryland.
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
For 2013, as of last week, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 68 Votes: 79.41% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 76.92% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 28 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 37 Votes: 64.86% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 81.82% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 92 Votes: 77.17% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 108 Votes: 70.37% Annoying
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