7 Fun Facts About Barbie

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Althought criticisms of Barbie are often centred around concerns that children consider Barbie a role model and will attempt to emulate her, it doesn't change the fact that Barbie is extremely popular around the world. Find out more about Barbie below.


1
Barbie was modeled after a German doll named "Lilli" who, in turn, was inspired by a racy, German cartoon strip.

2
Two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world every second of every day.

3
If Barbie was a real doll her measurements would be an impossible 36-18-38.

4
"It's not you, it's me." On Feb 12, 2004, Mattel announced that Barbie and Ken had broken up.

5
The smash-hit song "Barbie Girl" by Aqua sold eight million copies worldwide.

6
The first Barbie doll sold for $3.

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Barbie has more than 130 careers over the years, including nurse, rock star, TV anchor and president.