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Published on February 17, 2009

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A is for “AA” alkaline batteries These were first produced by Eveready in 1956.

B is for Barcode This was introduced by Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver. They used patent number 2,612,994 in 1952.

This was introduced by Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver. They used patent number 2,612,994 in 1952.

C is for Cheverolet Chevy was popular in the 50’s. One of the most popular names was Bel Air. Another was Thunderbird.

Chevy was popular in the 50’s. One of the most popular names was Bel Air. Another was Thunderbird.

D is for Double Helix The idea of the double helix DNA strand was first published by James D. Watson and Francis Crick in 1953.

F is for Fender Leo Fender first introduced the Broadcaster and Esquire models in 1950. These were the first solid body guitars to be mass produced.

Leo Fender first introduced the Broadcaster and Esquire models in 1950.

These were the

first solid body

guitars to be mass

produced.

G is for General Electric In 1954, General Electric began to sell colored household appliances. It was an instant hit. Here was a new way to bring a splash of color into your home.

In 1954, General Electric began to sell colored household appliances. It was an instant hit. Here was a new way to bring a splash of color into

your home.

H is for Home Microwave These new microwave ovens first sold for $1300 by Tappan. They hit the shelves in 1955.

These new microwave ovens first sold for $1300 by Tappan. They hit the shelves in 1955.

K is for Kidney Transplant The first successful transplant took place in 1954 at Harvard. Their patient went on to live seven more years.

The first successful transplant took place in 1954 at Harvard. Their patient went on to live seven more years.

L is for Lazybones Lazybones: the first ever remote control. This remote was connected to the television set by a cord and was first introduced in 195o

M is for Mr. Potato Head Mr. Potato Head first made his debut in 1952. He became a popular children's toy.

Mr. Potato Head first made his debut in 1952. He became a popular children's toy.

N is for Nonstick Pans This was huge for the housewives of America. No longer did they have to grease their pans before cooking and scrub them after. Nonstick pans were invented in 1954.

This was huge for the housewives of America. No longer did they have to grease their pans before cooking and scrub them after. Nonstick pans were invented in 1954.

O is for Out! Mistake-out. Also called liquid paper, this was invented by typist Bette Nesmith Graham. She was a typist in 1956 who decided that, instead of retyping an entire document, it was easier to patch the mistake with white paint.

Mistake-out. Also called liquid paper, this was invented by typist Bette Nesmith Graham. She was a typist in 1956 who decided that, instead of retyping an entire document, it was easier

to patch the mistake with

white paint.

P is for Protector Scotch Guard Protector, that is. Thru the combined efforts of Sherman and Smith, Scotch Guard became available in 1956.

Scotch Guard Protector, that is. Thru the combined efforts of Sherman and Smith, Scotch Guard became available in 1956.

R is for RCA RCA was the company that came up with the first musical synthesizer in 1953.

RCA was the company that came up with the first musical synthesizer in 1953.

S is for Superglue… First seen in 1951, superglue was discoved first in 1942, then again by Harry Coover and Fred Joyner. They appropriatly named it super glue because it stuck to everything.

First seen in 1951, superglue was discoved first in 1942, then again by Harry Coover and Fred Joyner. They appropriatly named it super glue because it stuck to everything.

… and for Ski-Doo Joseph-Armand Bombardier originally patened it as ‘Ski-Dog.’ However, due to a typing error, the patent came back as ‘Ski-Doo’, which he decided to keep. This took place in 1959. Hence, the snowmobile. From then… …to now

Joseph-Armand Bombardier originally patened it as ‘Ski-Dog.’ However, due to a typing error, the patent came back as ‘Ski-Doo’, which he decided to keep. This took place in 1959. Hence, the snowmobile.

T is for TV in Color The first color broadcasting began in 1953. This new way of seeing things on the TV was developed by J.L. Beard.

The first color broadcasting began in 1953. This new way of seeing things on the TV was developed by

J.L. Beard.

V is for VTR A VTR is a Video Tape Recorder. It was invented in 1951 by Charles Ginsberg.

A VTR is a Video Tape Recorder. It was invented in 1951 by Charles Ginsberg.

V is also for Velcro Patented by George de Mestral. He invented it in 1957 in Switzerland.

Patented by George de Mestral. He invented it in 1957 in Switzerland.

W is for White Rose White Rose Redi-Tea was the world’s first ever powdered instant iced-tea. This refeshing, and now simplified, beverage was introduced in 1953

White Rose Redi-Tea was the world’s first ever powdered instant iced-tea. This refeshing, and now simplified, beverage was introduced in 1953

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