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Thinker Thursday

What was the first invention to change the way we talk to one another?  In 1844, Samuel Morse patented the telegraph.  Using a system of dots and dashes, Morse created the first method of “instant” communication.  During the Civil War, … Continue reading

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Thinker Thursday

Take a minute and look at the clothes you are wearing.  Don’t worry; I’ll wait.  What you may not notice is that your clothes were most likely made using a sewing machine.  Before Elias Howe introduced the machine in 1846 … Continue reading

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Thinker Thursday

In the 1870s, an invention called the pedespeed was developed.  The pedespeed was something you could strap on your legs.  Each leg would have strapped to it a wheel about a foot and a half tall.  With one on each leg, … Continue reading

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