Amazing Inventions

May 2008
Weekly Reader - Edition 2;May/Jun2008, Vol. 77 Issue 8, Special section p2
The article features different inventions such as cookies, band aid, and traffic signals. Ruth Graves Wakefield created the chocolate chip cookies in 1930s, but the creation was an accident because the chocolate bar she chopped did not melt and kept their chip form. The idea behind traffic lights came from Garett Morgan who thought of the idea after witnessing a street accident involving a car and a horse carriage. Earle Dickson invented the band-aid in 1920 because he wanted to help his wife whose fingers were often cut while cooking.


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