10/4/2000

The inventor of Sea Monkeys

Filed under:General — eric @ 2:50 am

The inventor of Sea Monkeys and X-Ray Specs (as well as 191 other things) was born Harold Nathan Braunhut in a New York Jewish family. At some point, he changed his name to the more German-sounding Harold von Braunhut, though his close friends knew him as Hendrik von Braun. He hung out with his friends (including the recently poor Richard Butler) posing in front of Nazi flags, lighting burning crosses, and writing newsletters that advocated a society where Blacks were forced to make leather sporting goods out of Jewish skin. Braunhut has lost several Sea Monkey distributors because of his activities, but the current distributors (who have managed to reignite sales) would rather not think about it. I learned all this via The Sea Monkeys and the White Supremacist — a wonderful piece in this week’s LA Times magazine. The best quote from Braunhut: Sea Monkeys will remain naked until “fish wear pants”.

3 Comments »

  1. Hey hallo!

    Kunt u me helpen met deze twee vragen te beantwoorden?!

    1 Ik had mijn sea-monkeys per ongeluk 24uur in het donker laten staan en ze overleefden het niet,waarom hebben ze licht zo hard nodig?
    2 Ze zeggen dat sea-monkeys geen zenuwstelsel hebben maar hoe kan het dan dat ze op licht reageren?

    Alstublieft mail me terug,
    alvast bedankt

    Comment by sam — 11/10/2002 @ 5:32 am

  2. Hey hallo!

    Kunt u me helpen met deze twee vragen te beantwoorden?!

    1 Ik had mijn sea-monkeys per ongeluk 24uur in het donker laten staan en ze overleefden het niet,waarom hebben ze licht zo hard nodig?
    2 Ze zeggen dat sea-monkeys geen zenuwstelsel hebben maar hoe kan het dan dat ze op licht reageren?

    Alstublieft mail me terug,
    alvast bedankt

    Comment by Anonymous — 11/10/2002 @ 5:32 am

  3. What else did he invent

    Comment by Andres Medina — 1/28/2004 @ 3:35 am

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