Gummy bears were born in the 1920s by Hans Riegel in Bonn, Germany who founded Haribo and found success with his Gummibär, literally "gum bear" in German.
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Origin of water bear
First recorded in 1700–10
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Thus Mrs. Water-Bear makes a nursery out of her old skin, a device as ingenious as unexpected.Marvels of Pond-life
Henry J. Slack
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