The History Of The Etch-A-Sketch, Told On An Etch-A-Sketch [Video]

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Have you ever wondered how the Etch-A-Sketch came to be?

Its inventor, André Cassagnes, died earlier this year, prompting the New York Times to commemorate him with a tribute video as part of their The Lives They Lived series. It reveals how Cassagnes came to invent the famous toy in the 1950s, and some interesting biographical tidbits about him. For instance, did you know that he was actually going to be a baker until he discovered that he’s allergic to flour? Or that he was actually a famous kite maker in life? Check out all of that and more in the interesting video above.

[h/t – NY Times]

Dusten Carlson
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