Delicious Fact 9
9. In 1985, one 13-year-old sold more than $25,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies.
In Falls Church, Virginia, Elizabeth Brinton sold 11,200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in one season. Her success was presumably due to her rather aggressive efforts -- she "stalked" crowded subway stations and lured potential buyers with lines like, "They're tax-deductible." and "We take checks." Once the sucker would pull out a check she would follow up with, "Why not buy a whole case?"