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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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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.

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Center Pivot Irrigation

What are those mysterious circles you see on the ground from airplanes? Learn how one farmer revolutionized agriculture with center pivot irrigation.

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Passport Health

Students heading abroad inspired this school nurse to become an entrepreneur. Today her 160 clinics offer specialized medical services for world travelers.

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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?”

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Cheap Humidors

Rookie cigar smoker Dave Sabot, an internet marketer, was appalled by high prices cigar stores charged for humidors. After scoring a humidor for just $45 online, Sabot built a website and began selling them via the Internet.

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Green Screen Animals

Thanks to him, animals can act in movies … without ever going on location. Hear about the digital studio that’s capturing Hollywood’s wildest performers …from squirrels to grizzly bears. Green Screen Animals.

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Eskimo Pie

Christian Nelson supplemented his income by managing an Iowa candy store. One day a boy with a nickel came in and asked, “Should I buy a candy bar? Or an ice cream sandwich?” This inspired Nelson decided to combine the two. He tried adhering melted chocolate to bricks of ice cream, but it wouldn’t stick. He kept failing until he added a little coco butter – and voila – the Eskimo Pie.

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Clinic In A Can

When disaster strikes, this charity sends a ”clinic in a can.” Learn how a Kansas volunteers transform industrial shipping containers into mobile medical clinics – that save lives! Hear the story of “Clinic in a Can”

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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.

chicago-bears24

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.