Posts Tagged ‘Inventor’

How a pizza delivery man went on to develop concealable body armor

July 6, 2008

A bit on Richard Davis, a one-time pizza delivery driver in Detroit, MI, who used his brush with death to help create concealable body armor.

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Because it’s summer: The history of the Super-Soaker and how to modify it to make it more fun.

July 3, 2008

Who didn’t love these things especially when they first came out? An interview with Dr. Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker.

Check out the Super Soaker collection of Chris Reid. Pretty impressive.

With help from Hades, I’ve finally lined up my Super Soaker Collection and done a proper inventory again. This was the first in a couple years. The count above was conducted on August 28, 2004 and put me at 269 Super Soakers. My total as of January 8, 2005 stands at 275, including 170 unique designs. I have a small number of other water guns as well, but these figures only refer to official Super Soaker brand water blasters. You can find a listing in Excel format here. My first 2005 model is the Soaker Tag Elite CPS Flash Flood. There are still many rare and exotic Super Soakers I’m trying to add to my collection. For more information on the world of Super Soakers, check our iSoaker.com.

Other angles of my inventory are also available: staging area, initial setup, diagonal, side angle, Hades & ChrisReid, clean up & super high res shot.

So, you feel like tweaking the gun a bit….
Super Soaker Flame Thrower **DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME** Some NSFW language.

A fun game, Super Soaker Assassin

Designer of Pringles can buried in…well…a Pringles can

June 3, 2008

Dr Fredric J. Baur, who was 89, had told his family to ensure his final resting place was the inside of one of his most famous creations.

They honoured his request by having his ashes buried in a Pringles tube – and a more conventional urn for the overflow – at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr Baur, who was a retired chemist and food storage technician at Pringles owners Procter and Gamble, patented the design for the saddle-shaped crisp’s vertical container in 1970.

His daughter Linda told the Cincinnati Enquirer that the packaging was his “proudest accomplishment.”

He also invented several other products, including a freeze-dried ice cream, which didn’t enjoy as much success.

His son Lawrence Baur told the Enquirer: “Basically, what you did, you added milk to it, put it in the freezer and you had ice cream. That was another one he was proud of but just never went anywhere.”

Original flavor…err..article.