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    Brain Sentry

    Football is a killer game. But should it be killing our kids? Kids ages 8 to 13 suffer far more concussions than NFL pros. One entrepreneur is trying to change that. Brain Sentry measures football impacts and helps manage concussions.

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    The Chicago Bears

    How did a starch salesman invent modern football? Learn how a 25-year old entrepreneur turned his company athletic team into the Chicago Bears. The story of George Halas and the birth of the NFL.

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    SpaceX

    If you were a billionaire, what would you do with your money? Learn how the founder of PayPal is building and launching rockets into space — for NASA! Learn the story of SpaceX.

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    Duncan YoYo

    This entrepreneur found his fortune on a California street corner during the Great Depression. Learn how an ancient toy became an American sensation. The story of the Yo Yo.

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    The Childproof Container

    The next time you find yourself swearing at a bottle of aspirin that just won’t open, you’ll know who to thank. Coming up– the origins of the childproof container. The year was 1936, and Henri Breault of Ontario, Canada, had just become Doctor Henri Breault, M.D. He began working as a doctor specializing in pediatrics at the hospital in Windsdor, Ontario, just across the Detroit River from the state of Michigan. By 1957 he became the Chief of Pediatrics and Director of the hospital’s new Poison Control Centre. It was in this position that he witnessed 1000 cases of child poisonings every…


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Diners Card

Diners’ Club

Frank McNamara was having dinner at one of his favorite Manhattan restaurants. When the bill came, his wallet was nowhere to be found. He’d left it in his other suit. His wife was able to cover for him, but McNamara vowed never to be caught without cash again. So he invented the credit card.

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Toys “R” Us

This business was inspired by an old supermarket and unbreakable baby beds. Hear what led a World War II veteran to create the Toys ‘R’ Us empire.

Ugly Dolls

Ugly Dolls

They turned a love-letter cartoon … into a one-hundred million dollar business! Learn how two artists are making a fortune with Ugly Dolls.

Izze Beverage Company

Izze Beverage Company

Todd Woloson and Greg Stroh started making European-style beverages with juice and sparkling water to raise money for worthy causes. When sales took off they founded a business.

HARO: Help a Reporter Out

Help a Reporter Out

Peter Shankman, a public relations pro, noticed that a good deal of his time was spent connecting reporters with “expert Sources” for stories. Shankman had a knack for bringing the two together, and started a Facebook page to make it happen easier. The deluge of responses, immediately showed him the potential.

WD-40

WD-40

In 1953, Norm Larsen, founder of the Rocket Chemical Company, set out to create a substance that would repel water and prevent corrosion in rockets. On their 40th attempt, they created what they’d been looking for: Water Displacer – 40th attempt — now known as WD 40.

Bright Feet Slippers

Bright Feet Slippers

When inventor Doug Vick got up in the middle of the night and bumped into the bedpost, he wondered, “How many other people do this every night?”

Why Didn't I Think of That?! Cafe Barcomi Brought New York Style Cheesecake to Berlin, Germany

Café Barcomi

Cynthia Barcomi went to Berlin as a professional dancer. But in the mid 90s she wanted to change direction and pursue her passion for baking. She thought there just might be a niche in Germany for her home-country baked goods.

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Brain Sentry

Sep 3, 2015

Football is a killer game. But should it be killing our kids? Kids ages 8 to 13 suffer far more concussions than NFL pros. One entrepreneur is trying to change that. Brain Sentry measures football impacts and helps manage concussions.

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The Chicago Bears

Sep 1, 2015

How did a starch salesman invent modern football? Learn how a 25-year old entrepreneur turned his company athletic team into the Chicago Bears. The story of George Halas and the birth of the NFL.

Click on the image to view it larger

SpaceX

Aug 26, 2015

If you were a billionaire, what would you do with your money? Learn how the founder of PayPal is building and launching rockets into space — for NASA! Learn the story of SpaceX.