My Million Dollar Invention


What was Edison’s questionable role in the development of the electric chair? Which household utensil came from the mind of a prisoner? How was the Maclaren baby buggy inspired by a fighter plane? Behind many million-dollar inventions are priceless stories of inspiration, controversy, triumph, and tragedy. Explore inventions large and small, lifesaving and life-taking, scary and playful, and meet the men and women who dedicated, and often risked, their lives to follow their vision and ultimately change the world.
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Aug 2, 2015

Season 1
Episode 8

A maverick toymaker who never knew he invented a billion-dollar brick. A designer who put a smile on the face of the world for just $45. A child of slaves whose hair loss cure spurred her to make millions. And an engineer whose brilliant innovation led to a 30-year legal nightmare that drove him to the brink of bankruptcy and madness. We celebrate the little guys whose big ideas led to revolutionary inventions and pop-cultural phenomena, as well as dramatic and shocking events, good and bad, that would change their lives forever.
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