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Slideshow: 22 More People You Didn't Know Were Engineers
5/15/2013

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Lonnie Johnson holds a master's degree in nuclear engineering from Tuskegee University, has earned 80 patents, and has launched two thin film battery companies, but he is best known for his invention of the SuperSoaker Water Gun. Johnson originally made the toy using a water bottle, plastic tubing, and duct tape, but it ended up reaching more than a billion dollars in sales.   (Source: Wikipedia)
Lonnie Johnson holds a masterís degree in nuclear engineering from Tuskegee University, has earned 80 patents, and has launched two thin film battery companies, but he is best known for his invention of the SuperSoaker Water Gun. Johnson originally made the toy using a water bottle, plastic tubing, and duct tape, but it ended up reaching more than a billion dollars in sales.
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Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   5/16/2013 1:24:00 PM
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I have several personal favorites in this list, with two being George Halas and Dr. Stefan Humphries. Most people recognize Halas as the co-founder of the National Football League, but few know of Humphries. There are a couple of good stories from Sports Illustrated in the 1980s about Humphries. See the index below. One is called "He Came Out Picture Perfect." The other is "The Can't Miss Kid."

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1122144/index.htm

 

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Charles Murray   5/16/2013 1:08:03 PM
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It's fixed UCster. Thanks again.

Kirk McLoren
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Re: Design News website
Kirk McLoren   5/16/2013 1:04:26 PM
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My computer hates this website too. Don't bother scrolling till page is finished loading as it will jump what you are reading offscreen anway. Amazon, ebay,yahoo - none of these do it. Only hardware people at EDN?

Ucster
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Ucster   5/16/2013 1:00:27 PM
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Thanks, Charles.  I enjoy the DN website and articles like this.

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Charles Murray   5/16/2013 12:58:40 PM
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Good catch, UCster. We'll fix the typo. Thanks. 

motorhead
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motorhead   5/16/2013 12:57:39 PM
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My computer hates your website.  Much much worse than any other website.

Pages take forever to load.

I'd spend more time on this site if it was easier and quicker to navigate.

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What about Wierd Al?
wclardy   5/16/2013 11:52:58 AM
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You've gone two rounds, pretended that people should be surprised that astronauts have engineering backgrounds, and even extended your definition of engineer to include Scott Adams, and still not mentioned "Weird Al" Yankovic, who got his bachelor's degree in Architecture at the San Luis Obispo campus of Cal Poly? Really?

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wardljc   5/16/2013 11:22:19 AM
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I thought the first list was more interesting, too.  Alfred Hitchcock surprised me, Bill Nye didn't.

Ucster
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Brezhnev
Ucster   5/16/2013 9:32:53 AM
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I'm pretty sure old Eyebrows Brezhnev passed away in 1982, not 1972.

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VadimR   5/16/2013 9:12:31 AM
Bill Nye is another one that I didn't expect.  Recently I saw a clip where he is bashing anyone who doesn't believe the religion of evolution.  What happened to his education of not having preconceived notions but to test everything?

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