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Smokey the Bear

Smokey the Bear - Tonight on Million Dollar Money Drop the couple who was looking to make a million bucks definitely had their hands full tonight. Taking into account the age of the Bear we have come to know and love, Smokey the Bear is what put the couple to the next level. Winning $240 thousand dollars, the couple wagered most of their loot on the famous bear.

Question number 6 on the Million Dollar Money Drop was which one of these advertising icons are the oldest. The answers were three drops that had Ronald McDonald, Smokey Bear and The Trix Rabbit. The answer that was the winner was Smokey the Bear.

Smokey the Bear first was introduced to the public on August 9 1944 on a poster. Over time the Bear ventured out further with live appearances, videos and more print to help prevent forest fires. While the image has changed with the times, it definitely is one of the most recognizable images of the US Forest Service.

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