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Lotte Reiniger’s Shadow Puppet Animation

Lotte Reiniger’s Shadow Puppet Animation

https://www.youtube.com/embed/jQNJmrT2HPI Lotte Reiniger was a pioneer of animation, and instead of drawing, she cut out paper to make her short films.  I've posted one above for you to watch. If you want to learn more about her life and career, Stuff You Missed in...

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Why Include Boys?

Why Include Boys?

Because while girls have gotten more and more choices and options and ways of expressing themselves in the past oh, 100 years or so, boys have not. Boys even have fewer choices of names, as more parents choose androgynous or boy’s names for their daughters, and names...

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This is Not a Picture of Margaret E. Knight

This is Not a Picture of Margaret E. Knight

For this blog and podcast, as we tell you each story of someone interesting who invented or adventured, or made the world a better place, naturally we like to show them your picture. Sometimes, that turns out to be impossible.  It may seem weird, or impossible to...

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Mary Anderson: Inventor of Windshield Wipers

Mary Anderson: Inventor of Windshield Wipers

Some inventors are before their time.  They have a great idea and there's a clear need, but for whatever reason, their idea doesn't take off. That's what happened with Mary Anderson, who invented windshield wipers.  We think of windshield wipers today as being for...

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