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Harry Coover died over the weekend. He was 94 years old, and was the man who invented Super Glue.

In the New York Times obituary, it is noted that Coover invented the now-iconic product by accident while experimenting with the mounting of gunsights during World War II. He eventually saw the commercial possibilities, but when it was first released onto the market by Eastman Kodak it was not a success ... and only became really successful after his patents had run out.

Coover was an inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a recipient of the National medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama, and the holder of 460 patents during his lifetime.
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