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Thinker Thursday

The wheel is one of the first inventions people think of when they think about really early inventions.  But, its first use would have looked nothing like the wheels we see today. For example, 5,000 years ago builders used logs … Continue reading

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Thinker Thursday

Did you know one of the most important safety tools in our homes was invented by accident?  Duane Pearsall, born in Michigan, was working on a way to control static electricity and accidentally invented the smoke detector instead.  Safe! Join … Continue reading

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Thinker Thursday

What invention has been invented the most times in America?  The mousetrap!  American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.”  Since then, more than 4,500 mousetraps have … Continue reading

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