Garrett Augustus Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky, on March 4, 1877, and died in Cleveland on Aug. 27, 1963.
Morgan only had an elementary school education but he went on to invent and improve the sewing machine, traffic signal, hair-straightening products and an early gas mask.
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So, apparently people jumping in front of cars and feigning injuries for money is a thing. But now, tough times have befallen these con artists, thanks to the fact that video cameras are literally everywhere.
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It looks like the sky of an alien world, or a portent for the coming apocalypse, but this photo is actually a day and night composite—two images taken in the same spot along the coast of Östersund, Sweden, roughly ten hours apart.
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Yesterday, famed New Jersey sneaker store Packer Shoes took to Instagram to show off their latest project: a collaboration with Diadora.
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OUR PHONES MAKE life easier, but that hasn’t stopped us from creating all kinds of hacks to make them partner better with our brains. We take snapshots to remember our coat check number. We use screenshots to show friends conversations we had with others. Sometimes, I’ll listen to music while walking not because I want the jams, but because I’m expecting a call, and keeping headphones in is the best way to not miss it.
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Hundreds of skeletons from a medieval graveyard have been discovered beneath Cambridge University in England.
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Duke beat Michigan State 81-61 in the Final Four on Saturday to advance to the NCAA championship game. It’s the 11th time the Blue Devils have made it to the final round of March Madness.
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