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'Little Black Box' Inventor, Marketer Don Poynter Dies

Don Poynter’s first big hit was whiskey-flavored toothpaste. Other contraptions he invented and marketed included a talking toilet, the Go-Go Girl Drink Mixer and the Little Black Box. “His line of novelty items was wide-ranging,” per The New York Times. “Jayne Mansfield posed for him so that he could make a shapely, sexy hot-water bottle.”

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