8 facts about Bibendum - the Michelin Man mascot

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Did you know that the Michelin Man’s official name is ‘Bibendum’? The Michelin Guide Singapore has shared some fun facts about the beloved tyre-man, who has been the brand's mascot since 1898!

Take a look at just a few of those facts below via Samantha David for the Michelin Guide Singapore, you can read the full list here: 

>>> Michelin Guide Singapore

 1. He used to be a bit creepy and drank nails to prove how hard he was!

Bibbendum - Michelin Guide
Image from Logo Design Love

2. His weight has fluctuated over the years - with some interesting lifestyle changes!

Bibendum - Michelin Guide mascot - smoking
Image from Michelin Heritage
Bibendum - Michelin Guide mascot - Gladiator poster
Image from Pinterest

3. He’s white because tyres used to be white until 1912

Bibendum - Michelin Guide mascot - white tyres 1900s
Image from Coker Tire

4. He has a puffy pet dog called Bubbles

Bibbendum - Michelin Guide mascot - pet dog
Image from Pinterest

5. We’ve only ever heard him speak once in 1898 (and he's been silent ever since)

6.  But he’s a dab hand with a pen and had his own column in 1907

Michelin Guide history - Il Pneumatico 1912 - magazine
Image from Pinterest

7. Someone made a chair in his honour – we’re not kidding!

Bibbendum chair - Eileen Gray - Michelin mascot
Image from Aram 

8. There’s even a restaurant in London in his name

Bibendum restaurant - London - Michelin Guide
Image from Bibendum Restaurant









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Editor 30th September 2016

8 facts about Bibendum - the Michelin Man mascot