Sea Monkeys were first marketed in
1957 by Harold
von Braunhut as "Instant Life", though Braunhut changed the
name to "Sea-Monkeys" on May 10, 1962. The name was chosen because of their
playful, monkey-like behaviour. Braunhut is also the inventor of X-Ray
For many years, "Sea Monkeys" were
known for their exaggerated advertisements and packaging, which
featured smiling anthropomorphic creatures who bore little resemblance
to their true appearance.
Sea-Monkeys®are a true miracle of nature. They exist inside their tiny eggs for many years. The instant-life crystals, in which the eggs are enclosed, preserve their viability and help to extend still further their un-hatched life span. Sea-Monkeys are like time-travelers, asleep in biological time capsules for their strange journey into the future!
The joy of watching Sea-Monkeys grow offers a lot more than just pure fun. It is one of the outstanding educational experiences of a lifetime, because the entire life-cycle of these unique creatures are fully recreated. Conceived in 1960 as a biological novelty, the “fantasy” has transformed into brilliant reality.
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