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92nd Day of #Blackhistory: A Brother Invented the Super-Soaker

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Who knew a Brother invented the Super-Soaker?  I admit I had no idea.  Maybe I've had my head in the sand, or maybe it is simply not common knolwedge.  

Lonnie Johnson became a multi-millionaire, pretty quickly as a result.   Share the story with you a young person in a brand new book for children: Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton and illustrated by another Brother Don Tate.


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I can believe that.
When I was a kid me and the other boys in my neighborhood used to invent all types of toys.
We would make toys out of old television parts, stereo parts, old shopping carts and other things we find in the ally or out on the curb as trash.
Make huge sling shots out of old bike tires and innertubes.....lol.

And that was just in MY neighborhood which wasn't a bad neighborhood.

My cousins who lived straight up IN the ghetto had all types of fun where they would get ahold of blow torches and melt down part of old abandoned cars and refrigerators they would find in vacant lots.

Brothers were making dune buggies and everything else rolling around in the hood before they became commercial items.


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