Are these fun facts about Barbie true or false?

Enter the Barbie world and see how well you remember Barbie's most iconic moments.

 

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Here's a big fact: Barbie was born in 1959 and after decades of dolls there have been over one billion Barbies sold worldwide. The Barbie brand has expanded into an empire that features dolls of all nationalities and backgrounds, as well as movies, merchandise, and more.

Barbie was originally the brainchild of Ruth Handler, the co-founder of the Mattel toy company. Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll aimed and marketed toward children while still having adult-like features.

Ever since her birth, we've all been a part of the Barbie world in some way or another. For decades, the Barbie brand has been changing and adapting its dolls in order to connect with kids of all generations. Barbie has been ruling our childhoods since the '60s and '70s and still rules today.

Barbie has quite a history behind her. How well do you know some of Barbie's most iconic facts and moments? These fun facts are all interesting, but they aren't all true. Come on, Barbie. Let's go take a quiz! 


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  1. Creator Ruth Handler named Barbie after her daughter.
  2. Barbie's very first profession was a schoolteacher.
  3. Barbie has had over 200 careers since her birth.
  4. Barbie is originally from Malibu.
  5. Barbie was co-designed by a missile engineer.
  6. Totally Hair Barbie is the best-selling version of the doll to date.
  7. The original Barbie was only sold with blonde hair.
  8. The Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick was in a Barbie commercial.
  9. Barbie "went to space" four years before the moon landing took place.
  10. Barbie has only run for president twice as a career choice.
  11. The first celebrity Barbie was based on the model Twiggy.
  12. Barbie's dream house is "worth" $25 million.
  13. Andy Warhol used Barbie as inspiration for one of his portraits.
  14. Within one year of Barbie's release, around 100,000 Barbies were sold.

Are these fun facts about Barbie true or false?

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154 Comments

trogg888 1 month ago
As much as I like Margo Robbie you could t pay me to see that movie
trogg888 1 month ago
I'm a straight male and still got 14 right weird
Marinewife62 8 months ago
Are these fun facts about Barbie true or false?

You got 12 out of 14
Not too shabby 🤗🤗🤗
I had so many original Barbies then my mom got rid of them ugh !! I could be rich right now 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️
SusanTammy 8 months ago
You got 7 out of 14

That score is not going to get you into the Barbie Dreamhouse. Maybe phone a friend next time! We hear Ken is available.

Wow! And I thought I knew about Barbie was I wrong. I have a few Kens who are available.
Moverfan 8 months ago
10/14. I had four or five Barbie dolls as a kid (still have 'em as a matter of fact) and I've never heard of some of this stuff.
BluGinhm 8 months ago
Hmm...number 7 is wrong. The #1 Barbie was ONLY sold as a blonde. Brunettes came out with the #2 Barbie.
Ratt1959 8 months ago
8/14 and guessed on all of them.
tnminnow 8 months ago
11/14 I'm worried about myself that I got 11 correct. 😥
JellyrollJackson 8 months ago
12/14. Living in a Barbie World ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🥰
Mrpaulysworld 8 months ago
ken and barbie- i think ken had a male friend straight or supposerly gay. i have a car with ken and barbie or possibly his friend, anyone know anything about this?
LoveMETV22 Mrpaulysworld 8 months ago
You could probably check the Wikipedia page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie

or

"Google it"

Or if you don't find the information you seek, you could contact Mattel.
Irish 8 months ago
I missed five. I never owned a Barbie doll. Most of my answers were guesses! 🕴️
bmoore4026 8 months ago
11 out of 14. All hail Barbie!
LoveMETV22 8 months ago
Glad MeTV decided to run this article, like hundreds of other media sources that ran articles with the movies release. Lots of interesting opinions on the movie.
texasluva LoveMETV22 8 months ago
Barbie has now joined the billionaire world wide grossing movie club. Budget was 165 million.

LoveMETV22 texasluva 8 months ago
Although many years in development, Hollywood is still making their money regardless of the current goings-on. I think they made back their budget and then some a few weeks after its release.
Grandma22 8 months ago
My hamster stores the cabbage in his tiny jaws
Katie Grandma22 8 months ago
I have a rabbit, but same!
UGA2021 8 months ago
Love all the over reaction from our Republican boomers !! Hahaha !! Stay in your dark closets !
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