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    Caesar Salad

    Caesar Salad – the name suggests European Cuisine, right? Wrong. Learn how a desperate restaurant owner in Mexico invented the famous Caesar Salad.

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    Welch’s Grape Juice

    You call it fruit juice. He called it non-alcoholic sacramental wine. And he invented it to keep his congregation sober during communion. Discover the original purpose behind Welch’s Grape Juice.

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    Le Labo

    Just-time-inventory and a no-fuss packaging approach gave Fabrice Penot a unique competitive advantage in the world of perfume.

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    ShotSpotter

    Gunshots in the night inspired this invention. How triangulation helps law enforcement find rogue shooters.

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    Chewing Gum

    A dictator was the inspiration for this modern treat. The amazing story of chewing gum.


Radio Stories

Le Labo Fragrances

Le Labo

Just-time-inventory and a no-fuss packaging approach gave Fabrice Penot a unique competitive advantage in the world of perfume.

Spanx

Spanx

Sara Blakely was getting ready for a party, put on some white pants, and didn’t have the shapely smooth lines she wanted. Rather than switch to black – she grabbed control top pantyhose and cut off the feet. She loved it, and knew others would too.

Shopping Car Life Magazine

The Shopping Cart

Sylvan Goldman ran a chain of grocery stores. After observing his customers he noticed that they would stop shopping when their shopping baskets were full. If they could carry more, he reasoned, they would buy more. Using a wooden folding chair, a basket, and wheels, he built a prototype of the modern day shopping cart.

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Designing Solutions

Decorator Deborah Wiener discovered that most interior designers were unable to relate to the needs of clients with children.

Utilikilts

Utilikilts

Searching for comfort from the heat, Steven Villegas altered a pair of army surplus pants into a legless skirt.

Gallery showroom

AquaVista

Scott Yen loved his pet fish, but hated the fish tanks, so he decided to create a more attractive aquarium.

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Smule

At the suggestion of his friend Jeff Smith, Ge Wang, an assistant professor of computer music at Stanford University, created a musical application for Apple’s i-Phone.

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SilverSport

Working out stinks! But it doesn’t have to! Learn how a new generation of fitness products use nano-technology to keep workouts odor-free.

Blog

Salade-C-sar_2

Caesar Salad

Apr 4, 2014

Caesar Salad – the name suggests European Cuisine, right? Wrong. Learn how a desperate restaurant owner in Mexico invented the famous Caesar Salad.

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Welch’s Grape Juice

Mar 24, 2014

You call it fruit juice. He called it non-alcoholic sacramental wine. And he invented it to keep his congregation sober during communion. Discover the original purpose behind Welch’s Grape Juice.

Untitled-1

ShotSpotter

Mar 17, 2014

Gunshots in the night inspired this invention. How triangulation helps law enforcement find rogue shooters.