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Nicéphore Niépce and the World's First Photograph

On March 7, 1765, French inventor Nicéphore Niépce was born, who is best known as one of the inventors of photography and a pioneer in the field. He developed heliography, a technique used to produce the world's first known photograph in 1825.

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Designed to improve radio reception: this structure, at the end of the piano-keyboard, is claimed by its French inventor as a sound-reproducer of exceptional fidelity. 1950

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Louis Braille French Inventor of System of Raised-Point Writing for the Blind

Etch-a-Sketch: Invented by a French inventor, "L'Ecran Magique" or "Magic Screen" was what it was originally called. However, manufactured in Ohio, this iconic toy was introduced into the American market during the baby boom in the 60s after being purchased from a German toy fair.

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A French Inventor Once Proposed a Giant Mirror to Burn a Message on Mars

In Popular Science magazine imagined how Earthlings might communicate with Mars.

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Airship No.5 of French Inventor and Fashion Plate Alberto Santos Dumont Reaching the Eiffel Tower

Airship No.5 of French Inventor and Fashion Plate Alberto Santos Dumont Reaching the Eiffel Tower Premium Photographic Print at Art.com

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Louis Le Prince was a French inventor who is renowned for having shot the world’s first moving pictures on film. Strangely, “The Father of Cinematography” is also remembered for being the subject of one of the strangest disappearances of all time. On September 16, 1890, Le Prince was visiting his brother in Dijon, France before boarding a train to Paris. When the train arrived at its destination, Le Prince had completely vanished.

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French inventor claims his pills make farts smell like chocolate

Christian Poincheval is a 65-year-old French inventor who has dedicated the last eight years of his life to making farts smell better.

Etch A Sketch was invented by French inventor André Cassagnes and subsequently manufactured by the Ohio Art Company. The Etch A Sketch was introduced near the peak of the Baby Boom in 1960, and is one of the best known toys of that generation. It was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong in Rochester, New York in 1998. In 2003, the Toy Industry Association named Etch A Sketch to its Century of Toys List, a roll call commemorating the 100 most memorable and most creative…

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