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Etch-A-Sketch Inventor Andre Cassagnes Dies In France

Andre Cassagnes died on January 16th in a Paris suburb. His name is not immediately known by most of us, but his invention, the Etch A Sketch, is one of the most iconic toys of the last 50 years - a staple of the Ohio Art Company. Cassagnes, a French electrician, came up with the idea in 1950 after peeling a decal off of a light switch plate and noticing the graphite stuck to the plastic surface of the plate that was easily marked with a pencil.

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Harry Coover Dead At 94….Who??

Some of the greatest inventions the world has ever known, came about completely by mistake. Take for example, Cyanoacrylate which was invented by Harry Coover in 1951 as a result of an accident at Tennessee Eastman Company, a division of Eastman Kodak.

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