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    Twister Inventor Dies at 82

    Yona Shapira, left, and Shannon Fox, two of the final players, play Twister during attempt to set a world record for the most people playing the game together, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010. Organizers came up short of the record of 4,160 people with only a few dozen attending due to poor weather. The event also raised money for cancer research. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

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    The inventor of Twister, everyone’s favorite uncomfortable party game, died on July 1. Charles “Chuck” Foley was 82 and had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, according to his son on Thursday. Foley and Neil Rabens were hired in the mid-1960s to come up with a game that could be played on a mat on the floor. “Dad wanted to make a game that could light up a party,” his son said. “They originally called it ‘Pretzel.’ But they sold it to Milton Bradley, which came up with the ‘Twister’ name.”

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