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National Play-Doh Day fun facts

Sculptures of Mike and Sulley from

Sculptures of Mike and Sulley from "Monsters University" were made using Play-Doh compound. Credit: Play-Doh

National Play-Doh Day is marked on Sept. 16, and to celebrate, Hasbro rounded up fun facts about this creatable, colorful childhood favorite. Each year, millions of children open a can of Play-Doh and are inspired to squish, mold, roll, cut and create characters, scenes, foods and more.

- More than 950 million pounds, or more than 2 billion cans, of Play-Doh have been squished and squashed since 1956.

- If you made a big ball of all the Play-Doh ever created, it would weigh more than 700 million pounds.

- You would need more than 631 million Play-Doh cans to circle all the way around the world.

- 172 pennies can fit into one Play-Doh can.

- Play-Doh is the No. 1 reusable modeling compound, with more than 100 million cans produced each year.

- Seven million Play-Doh Fun Factory play sets have been sold since 1999.

- There are three main ingredients in Play-Doh: water, flour and salt.

To honor National Play-Doh Day, Hasbro's Play-Doh brand team sculpted pieces based on six schools and students from classic movies and television shows, using 100 percent Play-Doh compound. The image above features Mike and Sulley from "Monsters University." Take a look at five more:

The Plastics' infamous Burn Book from "Mean Girls."

Cher's iconic back-to-school suit from "Clueless."

Rydell High's T-Birds and Pink Ladies from "Grease."

A classic scene from the hit television show "Saved by the Bell."

"Save Ferris" from the classic '80s movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

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