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#1 Levi Strauss, who was a teenager then, invented jeans, naming them after Geneva, Switzerland where the fabric was made.
#2 This popular American snack was invented by German immigrant F. W. Rueckheim, who worked in a farm before heading for Chicago to try his luck.
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#3 This board game, the first in America, was invented by a clergyman's daughter named Anne W. Abbott.
4 words, 21 letters. There is also an alternate answer.
#4 Walt Disney's animated character Mickey Mouse starred in this 1928 short film, which is also recognized as the first sound cartoon.
2 words, 15 letters.
#5 The G.I. Joe doll, a foot-tall model of the US Army soldier, was created by Stanley Weston for toy company Hasbro, and went on sale in 1964.
#6 What are the names of the two Scott brothers who developed small, perforated rolls of toilet paper?
William and John
Paul and Daniel
Edward and Clarence
Wally and Adler
#7 The original Peach Melba, as created by Chef Auguste Escoffier, consisted of vanilla ice cream covered in sliced peaches set in an ice swan coated with sugar. The swan design was inspired by a scene from the romantic opera '________'.
1 word, 9 letters.
#8 Hummel Figurines, small, hand-crafted sculptures of children, actually started out as drawings by Austrian nurse Berta Hummel.
#9 An attempt to create a spring that would function as a counterbalance for navigational instruments on ships led to the creation of this famous toy instead.
1 word, 6 letters. There is also an alternate answer.
#10 During a hiking trip in 1948, annoyed by the burrs that got caught in his clothes, particularly his fuzzy socks, this man came up with the idea of creating Velcro.
George de Mestral
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