1-800-YOU-NAME IT, IT’S AVAILABLE THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER, BORN OF MODEST INTENTIONS, TURNS 25

OK, let’s say you wake up one morning with a powerful hankerin’ for the skull of a cow. Never mind why. Maybe it’s to adorn the living room coffee table. The question is: What do you do? How can you get one?

No problem. Just pick up the phone and dial a number in Paris, Texas, using an area code that is celebrating its 25th birthday this year.

Yup, we’re talking the silver anniversary of the 800 toll-free number, a modest proposal originally

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