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Harold Nathan Braunhut aka Harold von Braunhut (31 March 1926 - 28 November 2003) was an American mail-order marketer and inventor, most famous as the creator and seller of Amazing Sea-Monkeys. He is also known for holding extreme right-wing beliefs. is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The cover of the first Eatons catalog, published in 1884. ... For the magazine, see Marketing (magazine). ... External link The Official Sea Monkey Website What are they? Categories: Animal stubs ... “Right wing” redirects here. ...


Harold von Braunhut was born in Memphis, Tennessee on 31 March 1926. Von Braunhut grew up in New York City and resided there until the 1980s, when he moved to Maryland. For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29...


Von Braunhut used comic book advertisements to sell an assortment of quirky products. Braunhut held 195 patents for various products, many of which became cultural icons. Some of his products included: A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... For other uses, see Patent (disambiguation). ... American cultural icons. ...

  • X-Ray Specs - whose advertisements claim that the wearer can see through clothing and flesh. The product has appealed to generations of curious adolescent boys.
  • Amazing Sea-Monkeys - which were tiny brine shrimp that came to life when water was added. Sales took an upswing when comic book illustrator Joe Orlando drew comic book ads showing the humanized Sea-Monkeys enjoying life in their underwater fantasy world. Billions of the tiny creatures have been sold over the years and have generated fan websites, a television series, and a video game. Astronaut John Glenn took 400 million "Amazing Sea-Monkeys" into space with him in 1998.
  • Crazy Crabs - which were simply hermit crabs
  • Amazing Hair-Raising Monsters - a card with a printed monster that would grow "hair" (mineral crystals, actually) when water was added.
  • Invisible Goldfish - non-existent fish that were guaranteed to remain permanently invisible.

Von Braunhut raced motorcycles under the name "The Green Hornet", and managed a showman whose act consisted of diving 40 feet into a children's wading pool filled with only a foot of water. Von Braunhut also set up a wildlife conservation area in Maryland. X-Ray Specs are an American novelty item, purported to allow the user to see through or into solid objects. ... External link The Official Sea Monkey Website What are they? Categories: Animal stubs ... For non-zoological information on this animal as a pet, see Sea-Monkey. ... Joe Orlando was an illustrator, writer, editor and cartoonist who was born April 4, 1927, in Bari, Italy, and died December 23, 1998, in Manhattan. ... “Computer and video games” redirects here. ... For other persons named John Glenn, see John Glenn (disambiguation). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Hermit crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infra-order Paguroidea, distinct from the true crabs in the infra-order Brachyura. ... For the musical, see Hair (musical). ... A mineral is a naturally occurring substance formed through geological processes that has a characteristic chemical composition, a highly ordered atomic structure and specific physical properties. ... For other uses, see Crystal (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ... The Green Hornet is a fictional crimefighter created to be the hero of an American radio program that ran on WXYZ (a local Detroit station), the Mutual Broadcasting System and the network known through its succession of various owners as NBC Blue, the Blue Network and the ABC Network from... In-situ conservation means on-site conservation. It is the process of protecting an endangered plant or animal species in its natural habitat, either by protecting or cleaning up the habitat itself, or by defending the species from predators. ...


Von Braunhut subscribed to extreme right-wing beliefs. According to a report published by the Anti-Defamation League in 1996, he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Nations. In 1998,Washington Post printed a story on von Braunhut's political beliefs, documenting his support of Richard Butler Ironically, Von Braunhut's relatives claimed he was Jewish. After the article's publication, Von Braunhut repeatedly declined to answer questions about his racial beliefs or his religious background. The Anti-Defamation League (or ADL) is an advocacy group founded by Bnai Brith in the United States whose stated aim is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. ... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... Aryan Nations flag Aryan Nations (AN) is an international white supremacist, Neo-Nazi organization that is affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. ... ... Aryan Nations current leader August Kreis III, left, with Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler Richard Girnt Butler (February 23, 1918 in Bennett, Colorado - September 8, 2004 in Hayden, Idaho) was an American aerospace engineer for Lockheed turned neo-Fascist leader of Aryan Nations, a movement built around Christian Identity. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ...


His first marriage was to Charlotte Braunhut. His second marriage was to actress Yolanda Signorelli, who took an active role in marketing Sea Monkeys. He had a son, Jonathan, and a daughter, Jeanette LaMothe.


Harold von Braunhut died on 28 November 2003 at his home in Indian Head, Maryland following an accidental fall. is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Indian Head is a town located in Charles County, Maryland. ...


Von Braunhut's work was featured on the 22 April 2007 Not My Job segment of the NPR radio quiz show, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me. is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ... Wait Wait. ...


Adapted from the article Harold von Braunhut from Wikinfo, December 22, 2003, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Wikinfo, formerly known as Internet-Encyclopedia (renamed in January 2004), is a fork of the English Wikipedia initiated by Fred Bauder in July 2003. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “GFDL” redirects here. ...


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Wikinfo | Harold von Braunhut (420 words)
Von Braunhut was also a member of the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Nations despite family claims that he was Jewish.
Von Braunhut was also a manager of a man whose act consisted of diving 40 feet into a children's wading pool with only 12 inches of water and raced motorcycles as The Green Hornet.
Von Braunhut also ascribed to extreme right-wing beliefs and was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Nations according to the Anti-Defamation League.
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