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11 Items Sold by Ron Popeil

Ron Popeil has made a name for himself by selling unique and quirky items on TV such as the Veg-O-Matic. Popeil is an inventor who has made millions of dollars selling his products through infomercials. See our list of 11 items sold by Ron Popeil.

Hobbyhorse Riding: The Sport Galloping to Popularity in Finland

Riding a hobbyhorse has become wildly popular in Finland, where it even has its own championship. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Silly Bandz Work

What are Silly Bandz and how did they get so popular? Read all about Silly Bandz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Dubstep Works

How do you tell dubstep from other types of electronic music? Read about dubstep and the signature dubstep wobble at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Ugg Boots Work

Do you own Ugg boots? How did Uggs become so popular? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Fabulous Fads from the 1950s

Even if you weren't around in the 1950s, you're probably familiar with these 10 short-lived but long-loved pieces of golden decade pop culture. See more »

How Dieselpunk Works

The dieselpunk subgenre of speculative fiction looks at a world that could have been. Learn about the dieselpunk style and where dieselpunk gets its inspiration. See more »

What is a flash mob?

What is a flash mob? Read about flash mobs at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Plan a Flash Mob

Want to know how to plan a flash mob? Learn about planning flash mobs at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Find Out About a Flash Mob

Curious about how to find out about a flash mob? Learn about finding out about flash mobs at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Mind-blowing Flash Mobs

Some flash mobs are so wild you can hardly believe they happened. Check out 5 mind-blowing flash mobs at HowStuffWorks. See more »