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Sacrificing oneself for Progress…

Fred “The Flying Tailor” Reichelt, who died in 1912 when he attempted to use this self-styled garment as a parachute in a jump off of the Eiffel Tower (source)

One is, of course, supposed to practice what one preaches, to eat one’s own dog food.  But even as it’s only right to suggest that a physician “heal thyself,” it’s only fair to reference that healer’s Hippocratic Oath, and caution him/her “first, do no harm”…

Consider this List of Inventors Killed By Their Own Inventions.

As we head back to the drawing board, we might recall that it was on this date in 1950 that the daily comic strip Peanuts premiered in eight newspapers: The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Minneapolis Tribune, The Allentown Call-Chronicle, The Bethlehem Globe-Times, The Denver Post, The Seattle Times, and The Boston Globe.  Its creator, Charles Schulz had developed the concept as a strip (L’il Folks) in his hometown paper, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, from 1947 to 1950.  At its peak, Peanuts ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries, and was translated into 21 languages.

First Peanuts strip

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