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Before their time…

A number of "obituary templates" (like this one) were accidentally made public on CNN's website in August of 2003. Source: Snopes.com

In keeping with Prince’s declaration that “the Internet is completely over,”  Wikipedia’s list of premature obituaries– the example above, and many, many more untimely announcements…

(TotH to GMSV)

As we recommit to double checking, we might recall that it was on this date in 1932 that King C. Gillette actually did die.  An American businessman popularly known as the inventor of the safety razor (although several models were in existence prior to his design), Gillette’s true invention was an inexpensive, high margin stamped steel disposable blade– and the business model that later became known as freebie marketing: “give away the razor, sell the blades.”

King Gillette

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