Bessie Blount (1914-2009) was a physical therapist who found herself working with injured soldiers during World War II. She recognized their need and desire to do more on their own, and she invented an assistive device that permitted people who had lost limbs to feed themselves.
The Borden Dairy company is an extraordinarily old American company. It was started by Gail Borden, Jr. (1801-1874) in the decade before the Civil War. The first product Borden tried …
Bubble gum. Few adults chew it, but all of us surely chewed the delightful pink stuff while growing up: the sweet smell when unwrapping the paper, the powdery sugar that came off on one’s fingers, the fun of reading the funnies wrapped inside, and the thrill of blowing giant bubbles or even smaller bubbles (particularly if you could get away with it during class). Then finally the bubble gum would meet its tasteless, rubbery end. We know many solved the problem of what to do with it then by sticking it under a desk.