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George Washington Carver: Not Just Peanut Butter

It irritates me when people state Carver’s biggest achievement was the making of peanut butter, something that was already invented by the Incas and a few other scientists.

Forgotten Genius

Salted Peanuts
Peanut Butter, regular (3)
Breakfast Food #1
Butter from Peanut Milk
Breakfast Food #2
Pancake Flour
Breakfast Food #3
Peanut Flour (11)
Breakfast Food #4
Peanut Surprise
Breakfast Food #5
Malted Peanuts
Bisque Powder
Peanut Meal, brown
Peanut Meal #1 and #2
Meat Substitutes
Chocolate Coated Peanuts
Chili Sauce
Peanut Cake #1 and #2
Peanut Brittle
Dry Coffee
Cream Candy
Instant Coffee
Peanut Flakes (2)
Peanut Hearts
Chop Suey Sauce
Mock Oysters
Worcestershire Sauce
Peanut Meat Loaf
Peanut Food #1
Shredded Peanuts
Peanut Sprouts
Peanut Bisque Powder
Peanut Tofu Sauce
Cooking Oil
Cream for Milk
Salad Oil
Mock Meat
Mock Goose
Mock Duck
Mock Chicken
Mock Veal Cut
Milks (32)
Crystallized Peanuts
Peanut Relish #1
Peanut Sausage
Peanut Relish #2
Flavoring Paste
Peanut Chocolate Fudge
Peanut and Pop Corn Bars
Dehydrated Milk Flakes
Peanut Bar #1
Peanut Tutti Frutti Bars
Lard Compound
Evaporated Milk
Sweet Pickle
Golden Nuts
Cheese Cream
Substitute Asparagus
Cheese Pimento
Cheese Nut Sage
Cheese Tutti Frutti
White Pepper, from Vines
Pickle, Plain
Peanut Dainties
Peanut Kisses
Bar Candy
Peanut Wafers

Stock Foods
Peanut Stock Food #1,#2, and #3
Peanut HullMeal
Peanut Hull Stock Food
Molasses Feed
Peanut HullBran
Peanut Hay Meal
Hen Food for laying (peanut hearts)
Peanut Meal (3)

Household  Products
Laundry Soap
Sweeping Compound

Peanut Orange Punch #1
Peanut Lemon Punch
Peanut Koumiss Beverage
Peanut Punch #2
Normal Peanut Beverage
Beverage for Ice Cream
Peanut Beverage Flakes
Blackberry Punch
Plum Punch
Evaporated Peanut Beverage
Cherry Punch
Pineapple Punch

Rubbing Oil
Iron Tonic
Tannic Acid
Medicine similar to Castor Oil
Emulsion for Bronchitis
Castor Substitute
Goiter Treatment
Oils, Emulsified w/mercury for Venereal Disease (2)

Hand Lotion
Face Lotion
Face Cream
Vanishing Cream
Face Bleach and Tan Remover
Baby Massage Cream
Oil for Hair and Scalp
Shaving Cream
Pomade for Scalp
Face Ointment
Face Powder
All Purpose Cream
Fat Producing Cream
Tetter and Dandruff Cure
Toilet Soap
Antiseptic Soap
Pomade for Skin
Peanut Oil Shampoo

Dyes, Paints and Stains

Dyes for Leather
Dyes for Cloth (30)
Wood Stains (17)
Special Peanut Dye

Fuel Bricketts
Paper (white) from vines
Paper (colored) from vines
Paper (kraft form hulls)
Paper (newsprint) form vines
Paper (coarse) form skins
Wood Filler
Metal Polish
Axel Grease
Lubricating Oil
Illuminating Oil
Diesel Fuel
Printers Ink
Writing Ink
Coke (from hulls)
Washing Powder
Cleanser for hands
Wall Boards (from hulls) (11)
Insulating Board (18)
Sizing for Walls
Charcoal from shells
Soil Conditioner
Soap Stock
Shoe and Leather Blacking

Emmit J. McHenry and Albert White: Inventor of .Com

In 1979, Emmit McHenry and a few associates start an engineering company name Network Solutions. For 16 years, he and his partners toiled away and built a solid company. They could not get money from the financial institute so they mortgage their properties and max out their credit cards. They were good engineers and got many contracts but the gem within Network Solutions was a contract with the National Science Foundation, which was to create the U.S. Government’s and World first domain name addressing system for the Internet. This was back when the Internet was just a government project, and its commercial potential hadn’t been realized.

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Years before Google, before tablets, heck, before the Internet was a popular term, and even before the first domain name was offered to the general public, a predominantly African-American team actually once controlled the Internet; or at least your domain access to it.  Few may know it today, but Al White was a vital part of that team and still thinks longingly about those heady days when sink or swim business decisions were made by the minute and when untold amounts of money were within grasp’s reach — if they just could have held out long enough.

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