Cool Black History Month Facts: Lonnie G. Johnson’s Super Soaker

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Did you know that one of the top toys for kids during the summer was invented by a Black man?
Lonnie G. Johnson wans an engineer who performed spacecraft system design for NASA. He invented the Super Soaker water gun – the number one selling toy in America in 1991.

  • DNLee
    February 3, 2009

    Ohmy gosh! this is so great. I just started a blog carnival – Diversity in Science with the inaugural edition being dedicated to Black History Month – celebrating black innovators in science, tech, enginnering and math.

    I am hosting the carnival on my blog, Urban Science Adventures! (c). The announcement of the carnival is on my page:
    Please, please, please contribute to the carnival. I have received lots of support from the science blogging community but I am hoping this would be a multi-disciplinary blogopshere partiication project. I read your blog all of the time (subscribed via Networked Blogs on Facebook).

    Submission deadline is Feb 20, and the carnival will be posted on Feb 24.
    This is the link to submit your blog post:

    If you choose to participate, please promote the carnival, encourage others to participate.

    Shoot me an email if you have any questions.
    Thanks, Danielle

  • Mike Street
    February 3, 2009

    Sure DNLee..I'd love to participate! I'll check it out now.

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