Happy birthday Barbie!
The world’s most recognisable doll, Barbie, is 50 years young next week. Over the years she’s become a character as iconic as Mickey Mouse, Des Lynam or Fred West – but how much do you actually know about her?
Here’s a quick true or false quiz for you to tackle about the girl we all love to call Little Miss Plastic Fantastic. Well, don’t we? It cant just be us can it?? Oh God.
Answers at the foot of the page... so, are the following statements TRUE or FALSE?
1: Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
2: 2010 will see the release of Brazilian Wax Barbie.
3: Barbie has had more than 40 pets in her lifetime, including a panda, a lion cub and a zebra.
4: If you rub yoghurt into Barbie’s hair, her head melts.
5: Mattel estimates that three Barbies are sold every second.
6: Since 2002, Barbie dolls have been made from recycled car tyres.
7: Teacher Barbie was recalled in 1995 because she wasn't wearing any knickers.
8: Between 1972 and 1978, Barbie was renamed Samantha Fox in Honduras as it was deemed disrespectful to the President’s wife, who was also called Barbie.
9: Sales of Barbie were outlawed in Saudi Arabia in 2003.
10: A special, indestructible Barbie was made in 2005 as a limited edition of one. It is owned by James Bond.
ANSWERS: 1,3,5, 7 and 9 are TRUE while 2,4,6,8, and 10 are FALSE.