The guy who assassinated President Garfield in 1881 used a gun with an ivory handle because he thought it would look good in a museum. It might have . . . but somehow it got lost and isn’t on display anywhere.
Reading gossip about a celebrity creates a momentary feeling in your brain that’s as good as eating great food or winning money.
Edwin Land’s inspiration to create the Polaroid camera came in 1943, when his three-year-old daughter complained about taking photographs that had to get developed because, quote, “I don’t want to wait.”