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Lonnie Johnson, Super Soaker Inventor: The Black Millionaire Blueprint for Success

George Washington Carvers, one of America's greatest ever inventors

The young Johnson wanted to be an inventor like his hero, George Washington Carver. But before Johnson’s career as an barrier-breaking inventor could get off the ground, he nearly blew his house off the ground. He nearly burned the house down when he attempted to cook up rocket fuel in one of his mother’s saucepans and the concoction exploded. 

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