Earlier this week I watched an old C-SPAN segment about the life of Grover Cleveland. The old claim that the Baby Ruth candy bar was named after Cleveland's eldest daughter, Ruth, was presented as if it were fact. It always seemed to me far more likely that the bar would have been named for Babe Ruth. I never looked into the claim until now. If snopes is to be believed, the confusion about the name arose because the candy maker told a whopper to protect its interests in an infringment case.