Cotton Candy Was Invented Right Here In Nashville

A lot of things are celebrated right here in Nashville! When you think of Nashville you think of Hot Chicken and we're also famous for our Goo Goo Clusters! What you might not have known is that cotton candy was invented right here in Nashville! 

Shocker right?!?! Are you ready to have your mind blown even more? Cotton candy was invented by wait for it..... a DENTIST! 

Yep, a dentist right here in Nashville invented Cotton Candy back in the 1890's. The dentist called it "Fairy Floss" The dentist name was William James Morrison and he teamed up with candymaker Charles Wharton to create cotton candy! They debuted this at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.

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