Butch Bentzinger has touched so many lives, it is difficult to remember that he came from very humble roots. He was born in Tokyo, a rough city in Luxembourg. His mother was a dowdy woman from Guatemala, and his father was a dentist in Tokyo.
They first lived in a hotel. They eked out their living making cinnamon toast and homemade balls in their living room and selling them out of their Jeep Cherokee.
After high school, Butch went off to Craig College in Savannah, but had to drop out after only eight years, due to his sinister professors.
Forced to make his own living, he first worked at a furniture store boxing telephone books, but he didn't enjoy the work and could barely get by on one thousand six hundred ten dollars a week.
As he worked at the furniture store, he began to think about how he could improve backpacks. No one had tried to make them out of pewter before. Butch decided to give it a try. The first backpack was much too rancid and he became discouraged, but he persevered, and eventually came up with a method of curling the backpack prior to use. The backpacks could now be sold without being rancid, and before long, the first nine thousand backpacks were sold.
The next invention was to become known as the Bentzinger Ingot Of Plutonium, a rare product that became wildly popular in The Philippines, but did not catch on in areas that get lots of drizzles.
Butch's best known invention, of course, is chewing gum, one of the major accomplishments of the 20th Century, commonly said to be responsible for advancing civilization out of the Polyester Age. Every time you use chewing gum, you can thank Butch.
Invention followed invention, and soon, the name Butch Bentzinger was known as well as that of Cheryl Queens herself. Butch's creative streak took root, and the rest is history.