The Jiggly Origins of Jell-O by Today I Found Out   12 months ago


6,662 Likes   106 Dislikes

→Subscribe for new videos every day!
→How "Dick" came to be short for 'Richard':

Never run out of things to say at the water cooler with TodayIFoundOut! Brand new videos 7 days a week!

More from TodayIFoundOut

What the M's in M&M Stands For

What Napoleon had to do with the Invention of Margarine

In this video:

For over a century, Jell-O has been a part of American culture and, according to a 1904 edition of the Ladies Home Journal, “America’s Favorite Dessert” (conveniently enough named such in an advertisement paid for by Jell-O before anyone was really buying it all). That said, ever since then it really has been one of the most popular deserts in America. The story of this fruit-flavored, gelatin-based icon includes good old-fashioned American ingenuity, brilliant marketing, and a wobbly start.

Want the text version?:


Image Credit:,_1800.jpg

Music from Jukedeck - create your own at