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"dr lonnie johnson" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
"Of you star wars action figures plus all of their accessories in place to tell stories about the star the wars of the source. Yeah if you want to learn more about star wars just stick your head out of your your apartment door. Hey just a costing jar dry banks yet. Literally just a cost the first person and they will be like. Oh yeah i love i love. He's hot right. No he's evil prince. Yes well brother things get so fired up. She's she's got ta copy end. She is sassy she's ready for. A fight fight you star wars. The other thing that made it in two thousand twelve was dominoes. Okay yeah houston know how to play dominoes. Websites just setting up and knocking down on. I mean that's really. The fun part only offered as far as i don't watch a lot of videos on the internet. Okay but i love seeing a set of dominoes get knocked down here a simple girl simple leads. I'm proud of you for knowing how to play the game. I don't think i ever learned like matching sure. Link tiles down in matching like open number down a nine with a seven on it. I have nine. I'm gonna lay my nine down near your night. Yeah yeah it's a lotta matching right a little bit like gin sort of all right by nine funded knock down. twenty thirteen was my first year at the shaw. Yes and what russell has little let down by not because it was the rubber duck and chess. Oh yeah that's awesome pointing actually like. This is the toy hall of fame. Teed rubik's cube hungarian design teacher and serious puzzle earner rubik assembled his i q puzzle in nineteen seventy four called it. The magic cube after toy agent pitched the puzzle to ideal toy and novelty company. They renamed the puzzle to rubik's cube and began putting it in stores in one thousand nine hundred and then obviously the rest is history puzzles. All over the world wanted to solve the cube within two years. They bought one hundred million of them. Making rubik's cube the title most popular puzzle in history. How mico rubik's cube itself is made up of twenty seven tiny cubes called q. Blitz each having one of six colors. Okay and the other thing that made it in in two thousand fourteen was little green army men. Oh yeah i remember that. Twenty fifteen can get the super soaker. Oh yeah oh yeah. so dr lonnie johnson. A mechanical and nuclear engineer working for nasa on the galileo mission to jupiter by day. At night he was working on his own project. A new heat pump that replaced freon with environmentally friendly pressurized water vapor and while tinkering with this pumps design at home. He hooked the nozzle up to his bathroom. Faucet and a steady stream shot across the room gave him the idea for a high powered. Water blaster so from pvc pipe in an empty soda bottle. He improvised model that he called the power structure that featured an air pressure chamber and a water reservoir johnson later enlarged the tank and moved it to the top of the blaster. Kind of making it look like it was a prop from science fiction movie. Sure yeah so. The first super soaker went on sale in one thousand nine hundred after johnson worked out a deal. Laremy corporation a maker of inexpensive plastic toys and action figures and larry's aggressive advertising sold twenty seven million super soaker in the first three years of production and after that innovations like increasing water carrying capacity altering water. Direction lengthening the distance of the water stream. The toy's popularity and to date laramie corporation and now hasbro which owns it has sold about two hundred million super soaker. More than one hundred seventy five variations. That's about a billion dollars in sales. Oh my gosh only been around since one thousand nine hundred ninety. Wow what that's crazy. Nine thousand ninety hundred thirty years ago though. If you think. I know chef it's tough to deal with A little more a little a couple of decades earlier though you got twister in nineteen sixty four toy inventor guyer came up with a shoe polish promotion as a game with a mat on the floor and people serving as the playing pieces geyer artists in a toy designer charles fully neil ribbons to help him with the development of the basic idea and the three devised a game that they called pretzel. Oh that's cute so fully and took the idea to milton bradley. Which saw promise. And the men received a patent for their design after some deliberation milton. Bradley used printer at general tire that manufactured shower curtains to print the largest color spots on plastic mats. That make sense. And when the firm determined the name pretzel wasn't available chose twister instead perfect. Yeah there was a big demonstration on the johnny carson show with oh With eva gabor. Okay show and she. She played twister. And then you know everybody office that you're also got the puppet when oh sure you not scary at all. No puppet twenty-six dungeons and dragons out episode one twenty two dungeons and dragons with our friend. Jamie cusak jamie. That's such a good job such a good job such great ex- dungeons and dragons. He goes to get fisher price. Little people in two thousand six. Yeah so fisher. Price made the first little people from would and lithograph paper. They were solid single colored wooden bodies that later followed so later. Figures were made of hard plastic. Those are the ones i remember. Yes man in the nineteen eighties concerns about small figures becoming a choking hazard the nineteen ninety-one introduction of a new design larger diameter known as chongqing pete junkies on ge's but by the mid nineteen ninety s. Little people became more people like with arms legs and dimensional faces as well that year. you also get. The swing is inducted. Oh great inducted twenty. Seventeen my favorite my favorite inductee to the twelve fame. The board game clue. Oh yeah can't go. Julia goes crazy about iraq cub. For clue she loves the movie. She loves a game. She loves everything about it. So just a little background on it for y'all because you're listening to this you're like you're you're stuck with. You have listened to us go through years and years of history at this point you might as well stick it to the end. Yeah they were in two thousand seventeen now So between the world wars pianist anthony pratt enjoyed the murder mystery party games that he saw played at posture paean hotels where he worked in nineteen forty-three pratt and his wife. Elva designer board game based on those party. Game centered on deduction when in clare. Solve a murder mystery By eliminating possible locations weapons and murderers to come to the correct conclusion. He was granted a patent in nineteen forty seven postwar shortages halted. His games manufacturer for several years Linda london's waddington's games finally published it as cluedo in nineteen forty nine and their american partner. Partner brothers bought out a slightly modified version called clue that same year The rest is history. Oh yeah nineteen eighty-five five clue best movie Was the first movie based on a board game. Okay besides battle riano with battleship ribbon movie. Julia likes clue so much. I bought her a harry. Potter clue clue for christmas. I think one year found that. And i was like show much easiest easy so many license versions of it too. It's fun the whistle ball..
"dr lonnie johnson" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Now, Dan where you a teenage mutant ninja action figure. I was indeed. Yes, did you have a favorite ninja? Turtle Donatello Donatella. The teenage mutant ninja turtles rose to fame on the back of a massively popular animated series about Woody crimefighters with a passion for New York pizza. By the time. They're nineteen ninety live action movie dropped the turtles head utterly conquered, the youth market with bestselling toys and box office numbers to show for it. It's just such a weird concept. Yeah. You know, you look back and go how did that? How did that become a thing? How did the who came up with that idea? Yeah. They live. They live in the sewer right there. They're they're turtles there giant turtles. They know ninja. They're like ninja. They know, you know, martial art renaissance painters. Yeah. Named after Iraq. Yeah. Weird. And they like pizza pizza. Nineteen Ninety-three was the super soaker originally estimated ten dollars to fifty dollars fifty dollars. You're going to spend fifty dollars on a super soaker. Get a hose. When not helping NASA with their Galileo mission to Jupiter nuclear engineer. Dr Lonnie Johnson was home working on a heat pump that could use vaporized water pressure instead of hazardous freon when the pumps at a stream of water across the room Johnson pivoted toward creating a high powered water blaster. Instead, he built a prototype out of PCV pipe PVC pipe and an empty soda bottle. He called it. The power drenched which used an air pressure chamber to pump water from a reservoir following a few necessary tweets, though, the super soaker was born. People still a blast each other. With those things the super soaker. Let's see eight four seven area code my favorite was the cuddly Dudley dog that the Tribune offered I think in the sixties I wish I still had Dudley. Yeah. Good old Ray Rayner would visit cuddly Dudley every morning. Cuddly Dudley would read letters from. From from from viewers. Yeah. Let's see seven seven three area code. I like to the GI Joe copy action Jackson. And the Marshall Brodine magic set. Everybody had the Marshall Brodine magic set. The magic set we had the magic cards Marshall Brodine. Dan, you younger remember Marshall Brodine? I knew he was didn't have the magic stat. And he was with. Oh, he was always on on. Bozo. Nudie do. Cuddly dudley. Remember when Ray Rayner used to go. Visit cuddly Dudley cuddly Dudley's house. And he would put the letter in front cuddly Dudley, you know, he would take a letter and he would put it in front of company Dudley. And then cuddly Dudley would look down, and he would read from you know, whoever the the the kid was wrote in. And I remember as a kid. I was like how cows cuddly Dudley reading that not knowing that the guy who did the voice for cuddly Dudley, had a different letter in front of him that he was reading. And that was a that was a a fake learn not a fake letter. But you know, a distraction letter. So it looks like cuddly Dudley who is just a doll stuffed. Dow the puppet. Looked like he was reading. And I remember I was like, wow, he can house. He reading that. Because I was a dumb kid. Yeah. The Marshall Bodine said there was the best eight four seven area code says. I still have my original weeble. My one year old looks at me. Like, I'm crazy when I try to entice him to play with it. He just wants the ipad. Oh, man. A one year old wants the ipad. Like, I'm not gonna play with a weeble. What is it? Eight one five area code says mine was called duck haunt plastic darts dad, and I had a great time with it. We got bored trying to hit the ducks. So we started picking off glass ornaments on the tree mom was not happy. It's nice that the dad gets gets involved in that. Yeah. No excuse, man. One thousand nine hundred seventy nine Simon as we mentioned before it was twenty four ninety five and electric toy which tested your memory by playing color patterns that you had to play back in sequence. It was unveiled at studio. Fifty four of all places. It was thereafter, a staple in just about every suburban toy chest in America. Studio fifty four. Nineteen Seventy-nine studio. Fifty four was was a den of sex and drugs, and you're gonna here's here's a nice toys for everybody. You could play it in between doing bumps. Nineteen eighty the rubik's cube. Original retail value. Price was a dollar ninety nine Hungarian Hungarian designer earner Rubik in nineteen seventy four designed to three d geometric puzzle called magic cube by nineteen eighty rubik's nifty contraption was in the hands of an ideal toy and novelty company, which renamed it rubik's cube. The puzzle was an instant success selling one hundred million units with the first two years alone. In the time since the sphere of competitions books and imitators has emerged. It's also featured in Spiderman in the spider verse the rubik's cube. It it completely it completely baffles. Spy Spiderman warr, it completely batteries doesn't understand the rubik's cube at all. One of the many many funny things that nNcholas cage gets to do in that movie. Which is we gave a great review, by the way. Eric in Colin, and I all rave about the new Spiderman animated movie, it's just great shockingly. Good like had no idea that it would even be in the vicinity of being that good. It is such a terrific movie. Nineteen one was the he man action figure that was your big was your big toy in nineteen Eighty-one estimated retail price four ninety nine. He man and the masters of the universe were introducing Eighty-one as a series of action figures who can throw punches by way of Poland and release mechanisms in an edition show of strength. An additional show of strength each masters of the universe action. Figure was nearly two inches larger than.
"dr lonnie johnson" Discussed on Endless Thread
"Okay. Ben. I think we should share one more comment that someone wrote to Lonnie on read it when I was maybe eight years old. I took my school backpack and one of those five gallon water jugs rummage through my dad's tools and piped up a five gallon backpack. Water to my super soaker. I ruled the water fights for two summers. My dad was a little pissed that I was rummaging Thurs tools. But after that, we had something the bond over creating. I just wanna thank you for giving me a place to start on creative engineering. That is my first memory of thinking outside the box. And I still look back on it when I'm trying to make something work better. This comment hits me right in the feels. Maybe it's a little hallmark card. But it's good. Yeah. You never know what will lead someone to engineering sometimes it's a water fight San away. Lonnie Johnson is kinda come full circle. He invented something that made it possible for him to invent a whole lot of other things. And now the people he's inspired are inventing their own things. Pretty cool. You're almost seventy years old. Don't remind me of that. Got a lot to do. Yeah. You don't sound. Like, you're the least bit ready to retire. You sound like you are paving, a new frontier is that how you feel? Yes. I mean. It's why get up in the morning motivated. I wanna have an impact I think there are problems that I think I have the ability to solve. I want to tackle them. You know, once said this, there's no greater boot. And then an opportunity. I don't think I'll ever be without an idea. And I think that it would be irresponsible and even sinful to waste of. Dr Lonnie Johnson. Thanks a lot for talking with us. My pleasure thinkin. Endless threat is a production of WB. You are Boston's NPR station in partnership with red it our shows a dream realized by just Alpert, and when she found out we were talking to the guy who invented the super soaker. She said. Iris had there is our executive producer. And hearing Lonnie Johnson story inspired her to get motivated mix and sound is I'm by Paul vicous in John Perotti who thought the moon landing was mildly. Awesome. Our web producers Megan Kelly and she wants to trademark wholesome memes. Michael pope is our advisor read it who almost burned down his house when he tried inventing Chantiers, even though you don't always hear his voice, it's important to point out that our fellow producer. Josh schwartz. Can also say that endless thread is something. I made extra production assistance from James Lindberg, our interns Candice limb, our theme music is by squatter unready. We are endless underscore thread. If you want to contribute art for an upcoming episode or give us a juicy story tip. So we can tell it like we did today. It is up there. Also, when you go there, you should follow our profile on read it. So we can be in touch my co host and producers Ameri Iverson. I am senior producer and host. Ben Brock Johnson. Let myself out. So our our intrepid production assistant, James Lindberg went onto read and posted a question about what the best Nerf guns for hanging out and playing around in your college dorm room where? And he got so many amazing answers, very detailed answers. So you're you're gonna do dramatic nerdy. Reading of some of these answers. I mean, I would recommend to elva troopers three strifes to disruptors three hammer shots single rhino fire. And most importantly, lots and lots of darts. You don't seem to be serious about a Nerf war. So get basic Khushi darts from EBay five hundred thousand should do the trick for a long time said and you back thirty to sixty dollars on their own but much better than normal elite Dart's in every way, also on EBay there. Eighteen round aftermarket stick megs for four to five. Good. Oh, good. Keep going up doing well stick MAGS for four to five dollars each which aren't hugely reliable. But they're cheap and should cut it this this won't be nowhere as good as yours. But I'll give you a bro voice. You wanna bro? Yeah. Yeah. Heck just pick up. A pile zero extra reflect six plasters cheap decent performance compatible with all long darts, nicer goes and great for modding. If you like, no, slam fire single-handed priming. But hey, they are solid. Where's the bro voice that just ended like you? Great. With a Nerf gun.
"dr lonnie johnson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Into trying to force the next great. Accident they're trying to, manufacturers, serendipity, serendipity a word that in itself was a bit of an accidental invention coined in the seventeen hundreds by some guy who was obsessed with this Persian fairy fairytale about three princes skilled In the art of detection in a land called This magical moment of serendipity that all these companies are trying to tap. Into on a schedule and? On a time line how do you do it we, took that. Question to the thority on? Accidental? Inventors, pagan. Kennedy. So, who. Am I talking join houses pagan yes hey, hi. I, have to ask you about your. Name? Pagan. Oh it came from high school rebellion. Really yeah her principal kept mentioning God in school she protested a lot and my friend nicknamed pagan stack pagan used to have a column in the New York Times called who. Made that she, wrote a book about serendipitous inventions at one point she even did an analysis and found the fifty, percent of patents in Europe were based on accidents and there's one inventor, who Todd, her, a lot. About how this works Lonnie Johnson Dr Lonnie Johnson. He actually was a NASA engineer in the eighties he was working on a water. Powered heat pump playing with all these different nozzles and he noticed that one One of those nozzles when the. Water went through, it it like you out in this very cartoony way and kind of splatted against the wall very, toy light and this is similar to your inventor he fell in love, with what, he, saw the. NASA engineers spent the next nine years demoing this. At toy fairs looking for anyone who would see what he sign it a super. Soaker a high-powered squirt.
"dr lonnie johnson" Discussed on Planet Money
"Classes. Support for this podcast and the following message come from the Wall Street Journal's new weekend addition, digest the past weeks, people places and stories in business news and prepare for what's ahead join now and receive fifty percent off one year at w. s. j. dot com slash planet money. Hi, this is Terry gross. I just interviewed Paul Schrader who wrote taxi driver and raging bull about his new film. I reformed it stars, Ethan, Hawke who joined us to. He plays a pastor, having a crisis of faith. Our interview is in the fresh air feed this magical moment of serendipity that all these companies are trying to tap into on a schedule and unattached, I'm line. How do you do it? We took that question to the authority on accidental inventors, pagan Kennedy. So wait, who am I talking to you? My house. This pagan? Yes. Oh, hey, hi, I have to ask you about your name, pagan. Oh, it came from highschool rebellion. Really? Yeah. Her principal kept mentioning guide in school. She protested a lot and my friend nickname in pagan. It's stuck. Yeah. Pigging used to have a call him in the New York Times called who made that she wrote a book about serendipitous inventions. At one point, she even did an analysis and found that fifty percent of patents in Europe were based on accidents, and there's one inventor who taught her a lot about how this works, Lonnie Johnson, Dr, Lonnie Johnson. He actually was a NASA engineer in the eighties. He was working on a water powered heat pump playing with all these different nozzles. And he noticed that one of those nozzles when the water went through it, it like flew out in this very cartoony way and kind of splatted against the wall, very toy light. And this is similar to your inventor. He fell in love with what he saw the NASA engineer spent the next nine years. Demoing this at toy fairs, looking for anyone who would see what he signed it a super soaker, a high-powered squirt gun. Fifty from Laremy. He'll be wet. Higgins says, lesson one of accidental invention stories. Sure. Finding your funny nozzle is a big moment, but what people do not focus on is the years and years of time and money and obsession. It took to finally get the super soaker into people's hands says, just look at the greatest discoveries in science. We know how they came about giving people lots and lots of money, and just try things for years and years and years and years without expecting results. But as you can imagine, people aren't really comfortable with unlimited money and time waiting for magic to happen. So there's all this enthusiasm right now in tech in academia, in science, to try to make employees more prone to good accidents, stuff about, should your screen be exactly this shade of red or blue? What kind of desk. Size would make people most creative, should the desk have three seats out at or two seats? She doesn't know why, but there's currently in obsession with staircases at big universities like sailing deputy causing staircases very, very fancy staircases that in themselves cost billions of dollars that are supposed to make you bump into other people. Pagan wants to take down these staircases. I mean, you know, this is just hype and silliness, if you decide, I want Mary from engineering to mingle from with Bob in chemistry, and I'm gonna make a three million dollar staircase where they can bump into each other. You are actually making the surroundings less serendipitous. You have decided the way in your mind, a discovery should happen, but you are wrong because accidental discovery is going to be something you can't imagine. It's going to be something. Completely unexpected and weird, and it will likely happen in a completely unrelated field and probably because of some chance encounter like don's colorblind friend. If he didn't happen to have a colorblind friend on that frisbee field, he would've never noticed the accidental side effect of his surgeon glasses. Pigan says, if you're looking to create accidents, you need diversity, the more diverse kinds of people you bring in what they can observe in the world. Like what kind of accidents they can have learned from is going to be really much more the spectrum. Being the believer in mere calls that I am. I got Kenny a pair of these miracle glasses, and I have determined that Kenny is going to fall in love with purple Sirkin. Solace is a force of nature will not stop her from putting glasses on your face. I grabbed my inflated balloons and drag Kenny to a place with a whole lot of colors. Eight carousel, there's actually one right across the street from our building.