Did you know that in …

1866 – James Haven patents the Yo-Yo, first used as a weapon in the South Pacific.

1869 – Thomas Edison filed the first of his 1.093 patents at the age of 22.

1873 – 13 yr. old Chester Greenwood invents the earmuff by attaching some padding to a piece of wire to protect his ears while skating.

1903 – Mary Anderson patents the windshield wiper.

1903 – Jessie Stuart invents dandruff shampoo.

1923 – Garrett Morgan patents the traffic signal.

1951 – Marion Donovan patents the disposable diaper.

I didn’t either. How did I find out? I came across a blog by Dan Miller, the author of the book “No More Mondays”. This book is going on my to read list.

Check out all the goodness on Dan’s Blog:

http://48daysblog.wordpress.com/invention-patents-trademarks/

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