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Lonnie Johnson, a NASA scientist, invented the Super Soaker. 00:13
Benjamin Thornton created a predecessor to the answering machine, which was a device that attached to a phone and recorded calls. 01:11
Lewis Latimer improved on the carbon filaments in light bulbs, ensuring that Edison's bulbs lasted much longer than they had in the past. 01:40