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The Army, The Inventor And The Surprising Uses Of A Batman … – NPR


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The Army, The Inventor And The Surprising Uses Of A Batman …
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The Army wanted a new, small device that could pull a person rapidly up a rope. The invention they eventually got has uses far beyond the military.

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The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions

Discover the extraordinary stories behind everyday things! 

Did you know that the ice cream sundae was invented because of a law forbidding the sale of ice cream on Sundays? Or that the first motorcycle was really just a tricycle with a motor? Would you believe that Mickey Mouse started out as a rabbit? Arranged in alphabetical order with anecdotal, fun-to-read text, this fascinating book is packed with the stories behind these and over 100 more inventions.

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One Young Omani Engineering Student’s Surprising Invention To Help Keep Mosques Clean

“Need is the mother of invention.” This proverb motivated a young Omani man, Sultan Al-Subhi, 22, to create a pioneering robot that one day may become a staple in any Islamic society. Al-Subhi’s innovation, which was inspired by a conversation he had …
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