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Star lover
October 27th, 2017, 07:17 AM
OK... not freaky...but it sounded good....anyway....

The plastic pink flamingo lawn ornament didn't originate in Florida or any flamingo habitat.

It came from the Union Products Company in Leominster, Massachusetts, where it was created by the appropriately named designer Don Featherstone.

He was just 21 years old in 1957 when his first flamingoes rolled out of the plastics factory. Although he designed other avian ornaments, including an ostrich and a very popular duck, the pink lawn flamingo remains his greatest legacy.

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The flamingo character in the 2011 Disney film "Gnomeo and Juliet," was named Featherstone in his honor.

Vonnie
October 27th, 2017, 08:00 AM
Love these factoids.

grammaterry
October 27th, 2017, 09:47 AM
very interesting. The 50's were a whimsical time.

KPH
October 27th, 2017, 10:04 AM
So, we can all thank Don Featherstone when we get 'flamingoed' (a church youth group fund raiser).

LindaKay75
October 27th, 2017, 12:19 PM
And all this time I thought it originated from Florida. See them everywhere here.