Thought I would try a bit of a different story. "More than just video games" after all.
Martin Levine, the co-creator of the Ant Farm died at the age of 97 on January 16, 2011 of natural causes while at his nursing home. The son of Martin only just released this information to the press today. His company, Uncle Milton Industries became a multi-million dollar business, in part thanks to selling over 20 million Ant Farms since its production starting in 1956.
I was more of Sea Monkeys kind of kid, as far as living science toys go, but this toy's existence was definitely a piece of my child-hood.