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Thinker Thursday

In 1893, George Ferris went to Chicago to show his invention to the thousands of people who were coming to the Columbian Exhibition.  Ferris had invented a ride that would later be called the ferriswheel.  The remarkable thing about Ferris’ … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Thinker Thursday

We should be very glad that some ideas were never carried out.  When cars were first becoming popular in America drivers faced a big problem: pedestrians (people out walking).  One idea created in 1921 was the Pedestrian Pusher.  The pusher … Continue reading

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