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Crazy things you never knew about pacifiers

Julie Ryan Evans is an editor and writer who has covered everything from Capitol Hill to the politics of preschool. A mother of two, a runner of races, and a gourmet chef wannabe, she currently lives outside of Orlando, Florida.

These fascinating facts will make you look at pacifiers in a whole new light

Binkies, pacies, soothies, nubbies… call them what you will but with parenting comes the big pacifier question: To use or not to use?

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For some parents they're a godsend; others avoid them like the devil. But it's not a new dilemma by any means.

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The first mention of them is found in 1473 — so they've been around for a long time, and they're not likely to die out anytime soon. In this video we show you how pacifiers have evolved over the years, and throw in a lot of other cool facts too.

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