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(The Smithsonian) Hero Meet a man who rose from attending a segregated all-black high school to Senior Systems Engineer of NASA's Galileo Jupiter orbiter. And more importantly he invented a means to fight your friends and kill wicked witches: the Super Soaker   ( divider line
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2022-10-06 1:12:09 PM  
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2022-10-06 4:17:36 PM  
I suck and my life amounts to nothing
2022-10-06 4:45:44 PM  
And today is his 73rd birthday.
2022-10-06 5:52:31 PM  

I used to have two, one filled with soapy water and the second with hot, I'd used them to wash the salt spray off our second story windows when I lived beachside
2022-10-06 5:56:54 PM  
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2022-10-06 11:44:49 PM  
We had epic super soaker wars in college.  I had no idea who incented them, we just knew they were revolutionary. I bow to this man.  A cool story.
2022-10-07 12:26:50 PM  
Senior Systems Engineer fistbump, Lonnie!
2022-10-07 2:17:09 PM  
Don't trust this guy around kids, that's all I'm saying

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