Barbie turns 60 years old in 2019. And her life has been extraordinary. Because she’s a news anchor, a president and even characters like Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz.” But that’s only a few of the wild things Barbie is. So, to honor her, we’re looking at Barbie’s best and weirdest moments ever.
The Pentagon Engineered Her
The Pentagon had a hand at engineering the blonde bombshell. Sort of. An engineer named Jack Ryan used to make missiles for the Pentagon. But then Mattel hired Ryan to make high-quality toys for the company. His redesigns for the Barbie doll gave her “click click” knee joints and her iconic, twistable waist.