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In This Issue:

• National Museum of Education's Competition Needs Student Inventors
• Blown Away: The Invention of the Hairdryer
• What did the first vending machine dispense?


National Museum of Education's Competition Needs Student Inventors

Calling all inventive students! The National Museum of Education launched a competition in September 2010, called Student Ideas for a Better America™, to find new inventions and ideas from creative young minds.

The Museum is currently looking for innovative U.S. students...

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Blown Away: The Invention of the Hairdryer

April showers bring May flowers... but they can also bring bad hair days! To commemorate National Hair Stylist Day on April 30, InventHelp® has brought you the history of the beautician's most trusted weapon against bed head – the hair...

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What did the first vending machine dispense?

The first reference to a vending machine is in the work of Hero of Alexandria, a first-century engineer and mathematician. His machine accepted a coin and then dispensed holy water. When the coin was deposited, it fell upon a pan...

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