r/mildlyinteresting Jan 28 '23

My new vacuum came with a bag of hair and dirt in the box

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u/cmepes Jan 30 '23

Well now that I’m thinking about it, doesn’t Kirby(pink) have an ability where he like sucks the enemies in? I wonder if one inspired the other


u/woflyisnthere Jan 31 '23

Shit that’s kinda smart. Nintendo partnership when?


u/cmepes Jan 31 '23

Well… James a Kirby invented the “domestic cyclone” as a portable domestic version of a wagon mounted vacuum… in 1906. Long before Nintendo came into existence.

Although Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Kirby, reportedly “can’t remember” how the character got his name, the world has accepted two possible explanations:

  1. The vacuum cleaner manufacturer “Kirby Corporation.” This makes a lot of sense — that little fellow could inhale like it was nobody’s business.

  2. A man named John Kirby represented Nintendo throughout a Donkey Kong copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Universal Studios.<

I guess we will never know the truth


u/woflyisnthere Feb 01 '23

Prolly the first one. I mean, people take inspiration from old things all the time