Who designed the American Flag?
It’s not Betsy Ross. The current flag was designed by a 17-year-old named Bob Heft. As part of a class project, he redesigned the flag to recognize Hawaii and Alaska. His teacher awarded him a “B-minus.” Heft lobbied for a better grade, but the teacher said he’d only award an “A” if Congress accepted his design. What famous American Cookie takes its name from a small Massachusetts town? In the late 1800s, Charles Roser created a cookie recipe and sold it to the Kennedy Biscuit Works (which later became Nabisco). At the time, the Biscuit Works named products after nearby towns. In this case, the town was Newton, Massachusetts, and the cookie, of course, was the Fig Newton®. How were windshield wipers invented? On a snowy day in 1903, Mary Anderson was travelling in a streetcar. Every now and then, the conductor stopped to get out and clean the windshield. Anderson immediately set to work designing a device controlled from inside the car to clear the windshield. She received a patent for