Popeye the Sailor first came on the scene in January of 1929. 87 years we have been enjoying this classic cartoon and all of his antics. Originally, Popeye got his strength from rubbing the head of a Whiffle hen, but in later years it was changed to spinach. I remember my mom saying, "you better eat your spinach, so you can be strong like Popeye". (It didn't work, I didn't eat it). Another interesting fact, is that Popeye's arch-nemesis, Brutus, was first named Bluto, but it was changed due to legal reasons.