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The Can Opener Wasn’t Invented Until 48 Years After the Invention of the Can

Today I found out the can opener wasn’t invented until 48 years after the invention of the can. In 1795, Napoleon Bonaparte was having problems with his supply lines. Specifically, they were too long for the food preservation methods at the time, making it difficult to adequately supply his troops with needed food. Thus, he offered a 12,000 franc prize […]

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