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Inberter of "Twister" has died.

The man who created the "Twister" game has died.

Charles "Chuck" Foley died earlier this month in Minnesota. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  He was 82.


Foley and his collaborator, Neil Rabens, were hired in the mid 60s by a manufacturing firm that wanted to expand into games and toys. They came up with a game that could be played on a mat on the floor, using a spinner to direct players to place their hands and feet on different colored circles.

The game was originally called "Pretzel", but when it was sold to Milton Bradley, it was changed to "Twister" name. It became famous after Johnny Carson and Eva Gabor played it on "The Tonight Show" in 1966.

It continues to be a top seller to this day.

Over the years, Foley invented dozens of other toys and games. He also invented a liquid adhesive remover called "un-du".

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07/12/2013 11:07AM
Inberter of "Twister" has died.
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