Thinker Thursday

Before high-powered headlights were invented, people had a very dangerous time driving in the dark.  The first step to night safety came from a man named Percy Shaw.  In 1933, Mr. Shaw almost drove off a winding road on a foggy night.  What saved him?  A cat, by the side of the road.  Cats’ eyes reflect light very well, and the flash of light from the eyes kept him on the road.  Mr. Shaw used that near-accident to invent glass reflectors for cars.

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