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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Lincoln was an Inventor! - Interruption Management

As we approach Abraham Lincoln's birthday, February 12, this tidbit is worth knowing about him: In 1849, the future president patented an ingenious addition to transportation technology as report by Smithsonian magazine.

Upon hearing the name Abraham Lincoln, many images may come to mind: rail-splitter, country lawyer, young congressman, embattled president, Great Emancipator, assassin's victim, even the colossal face carved into Mount Rushmore. One aspect of this multidimential man that probably doesn't occur to anyone other than avid readers of Lincoln biographies (and Smithsonian) is that of inventor. Before he became the 16th president of the United States, Lincoln, who had a long fascination with how things worked, invented a flotation system for lifting riverboats stuck on sandbars.

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