Did You Know the Cotton Candy Machine Was Invented By a Dentist?

Did You Know the Cotton Candy Machine Was Invented By a Dentist?

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Faith Durand
Sep 9, 2014
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As state fairs put up their tents across the country, with them come the sweet smell of cotton candy. Did you know this sweet, fluffy, sticky treat was actually popularized by a dentist? James Morrison, a true "confection enthusiast," invented several memorable gadgets, but none so great as the cotton candy machine.

His invention took spun sugar, a sweet delicacy dating back to medieval times, and turned it into a treat for the masses that became a huge hit at the 1904 World's Fair. Read more about the strange history of the cotton candy machine and its rocket to popularity, thanks to one enterprising dentist.

Read more: How a Dentist Popularized Cotton Candy by Zachary Crockett at Priceonomics

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