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April 28, 1896

On April 28, 1896, the Addressograph was patented by J.S. Duncan. What is the Addressograph you ask? It was a machine that would print addresses on letters, thereby speeding up the process of mass mailings. Thank you J.S. Duncan, because … Continue reading

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May 3, 1978

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1978 the first spam e-mail was sent by Digital Equipment Corporation salesman Gary Thuerk to all the 400 unsuspecting users of the ARPANET. To this day, like a true saleman (asshole), Gary Thuerk doesn’t … Continue reading

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July 5, 1937

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1937, Hormel Foods’s Spam luncheon meat was sold in stores for the first time. Originally named Hormel Spice Ham, it didn’t sell well. Hormel renamed it S(piced)(h)am and marketed that it had all the … Continue reading

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October 5, 1969

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1969, Monty Python’s Flying Circus began airing on the BBC. Spam, spam, spam, and eggs instantly becomes funnier overnight in London, but it takes America 11 more years before they’re allowed to hear and … Continue reading

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