The accidental invention of the ‘Super Bowl’

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Feb 062016
 

In 1853 a man named George Crum worked as a chef in a Saratoga Springs, N.Y. restaurant when one particular customer would not stop complaining about how his French fries were too soggy and thick. Attempt after attempt was made to satisfy the customer, but …
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Bull’s-Eye! Super Soaker Inventor Scores Huge Payday – Yahoo Finance (blog)

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Nov 112013
 

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Bull's-Eye! Super Soaker Inventor Scores Huge Payday
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It's been nearly 25 years since former NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson first licensed the water gun toy that became the iconic Super Soaker. On Wednesday, the inventor soaked Hasbro (HAS) in arbitration, reportedly receiving $ 72.9 million worth of sales 
Super Soaker creator awarded $ 72.9M from HasbroAtlanta Journal Constitution
From the Who-Woulda-Thunk-It File: NASA-Caliber Nuclear Engineer Wins $ 73 Core77.com (blog)

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Best Buy Super Bowl ad puts phone, app makers in one place (Electronista)

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Feb 062012
 

Electronista:
Best Buy Super Bowl ad puts phone, app makers in one place  —  Best Buy kicks off tech-driven Super Bowl ads  —  Best Buy as part of a promo has started the run of tech-focused Super Bowl ads with a segment pitching its mobile stores.  The ad unites both the inventors of phone technology …

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