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Armie Hammer's Connection To Arm & Hammer Is So Confusing I'm Gonna Need Some Red String And A Map

BEAR WITH ME.

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So, the other day I went to see Call Me By Your Name, which — as I'm sure you know by now — stars Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.

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And afterward I was so ~inspired~ by the film I wrote this Very Bad Tweet™️ about Armie Hammer.

It's loosely based on a true story.
Twitter: @ErinChack

It's loosely based on a true story.

The next day a person who is smarter than me pointed out that, duh, Erin, his name sounds like Arm & Hammer because his great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, owned the company.

And I felt very dumb!!!

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It says it right there! Arm & Hammer. Arm and Hammer. ARMAND HAMMER.

But guess what, random Twitter guy. I read that entire Wikipedia page.

And the Armie Hammer Wikipedia page and the Arm & Hammer Wikipedia page. (I don't have a lot of hobbies.)
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And the Armie Hammer Wikipedia page and the Arm & Hammer Wikipedia page. (I don't have a lot of hobbies.)

And Armand Hammer did own Arm & Hammer.

HmmMmmmMmm...
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HmmMmmmMmm...

But!!! The name Arm & Hammer has literally nothing to do with Armand Hammer.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The brand was started in 1867, which is 31 years before Armand Hammer was even born, y'all!

And while Armand Hammer was a wealthy business dude, he only became interested in owning Arm & Hammer 'cuz everyone kept asking him about it.

"BUT IT LITERALLY HAS YOUR NAME ON IT" —Everyone on Earth to Armand Hammer
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"BUT IT LITERALLY HAS YOUR NAME ON IT" —Everyone on Earth to Armand Hammer

So many people asked him about it that he attempted to buy the company! And guess what! They didn't let him!

I guess? Money? Can't buy? Everything?? ? ? ??? ??
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I guess? Money? Can't buy? Everything?? ? ? ??? ??

But by 1986, Armand Hammer's oil company Occidental Petroleum acquired enough stock in Church & Dwight, which is the parent company of — you guessed it — Arm & Hammer, allowing him to sit on the board of directors.

And he remained an owner of Arm & Hammer for the rest of his life.
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And he remained an owner of Arm & Hammer for the rest of his life.

So in conclusion: Armie Hammer's great grandfather eventually did come to own Arm & Hammer, but the brand is definitely, 100%, absolutely not named after him.

FXN

And my tweet still makes sense. Which is the most important thing.

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