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Old 02-06-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Papillion
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Default Made/Invented in Nebraska

There was a recent thread in this forum on Famous Nebraskans and a thread on Made in the USA in the General US forum, those made me think...

What are famous things either made or invented in Nebraska?

Here is my starter list.
  • 911 emergency system (invented in Nebraska but rolled out in Alabama)
  • Arbor Day
  • Omaha Steaks
  • Indie music
  • Saddle Creek Records
  • Bright Eyes
  • Manaheim Steam Roller
  • Reuben Sandwich invented here
  • Spam
  • The new crash barriers now being used on most NASCAR tracks
  • Cliff Notes
  • The Gallup Poll
  • rumored that the popcorn ball was
  • 6-man High School football
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • The Buckle and Maurice's started in Kearney
  • Herberger's started in North Platte
  • Eskimo Pie was patented in Omaha
  • Weaver's Potato Chips started in Lincoln
  • Kool-Aid invented in Hastings
  • Cushman motor scooter
  • Storz beer
  • Butter-Nut coffee
  • Duncan Hines Cake Mix started here in 1951
  • Vise-Grip wrench
  • Hornady Bullets
  • Dorothy Lynch salad dressing
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: bumcrack Nebraska
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So I guess I owe my High School diploma to a Nebraskan. Thank God for Cliff Notes!!
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Papillion
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So I guess I owe my High School diploma to a Nebraskan. Thank God for Cliff Notes!!
Were not so stupid afterall
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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How about Dr. Edgerton, he was from Aurora, Nebraska and invented the high speed strobe light among other things.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I was thinking about putting up a couple of my own inventions but since they haven't made me rich or famous I will wait a few years to do it.

GL2
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: bumcrack Nebraska
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Were not so stupid afterall
Oh, I knew you guys weren't stupid!
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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Don't forget about Cabela's.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: West Omaha
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How about Scientology!!?? He he! I'm pretty sure L. Ron Hubbard is from Tilden, NE. When I first heard that it blew my mind. How in the name of all that is fruity and delicious can someone who grew up in Tilden be the father of that wackadoo cult?? Nevertheless...it did.

Maybe Tilden should advertise it as tourist attraction...how's that for economic stimulus.

I also have the McRib sandwich. It was developed at UNL's East Campus in the "food arts" department. I actually could come up with a lot of very technical things relating back to Nebraska, but I think the point of this thread is focus on things we see everyday.

The one thing that is pretty technical but will be very noticeable in a few years are Organic LED's. I'm not sure if you've seen these or not, but it basically allows you to have a computer screen on a thin sheet of plastic (similar to the old overhead sheets). You'll literally be able to role your computer screen up like a piece of paper. I've seen protoypes adn it blows your mind...Its very very star treky. At any rate, the guy who is "co-credited" with their development is Alan Heeger and he received his B.S. in physics at UNL, and, I think, grew up in Omaha. Its probably worth mentioning he won the Nobel Prize for it (I think about 5 years ago).
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Nebraska
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Default Skywriting!

Among the first skywriters were the Savidge brothers of Ewing in Holt county who designed and build their own flying machine in 1911. Aviation Pioneers
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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Kool-Aid, Hastings?
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