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Gary Dahl
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Entrepreneur
    (December 18, 1936-March 23, 2015)
    Born in United States
    Resided in Los Gatos, California
    Created the pet rock and wrote ‘The Pet Rock Care and Training Manual’ (1975)
    Ran an ad agency
    Wrote ‘Advertising for Dummies’ (2001)
    He got people to spend money on ordinary rocks.
    He claimed each rock was carefully selected from a Mexican beach, but they were actually from a building supply company.
    He argued rocks made ideal pets because they were cheap and well behaved.
    His next invention, the sand farm, flopped.
    The pet rock became a 1970s icon.
    He made two appearances on ‘The Tonight Show.’
    He once owned a bar called Carrie Nation's.
    He won the Bulwer-Lytton bad fiction contest (2000).
    He said the pet rock gave people a much-needed laugh after the Watergate scandal.

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