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The Great Cover Up

Rochel Burstyn

These days it takes some time to bundle up for the great outdoors. But, how else could we stay safe and warm? Who invented the great winter gear that keeps us warm?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Our ears stay toasty because of a 15-year-old’s brainstorm. Way back in 1873, Chester Greenwood went ice skating but didn’t have a very good time. That’s because his ears were freezing. He raced home, bent some wire, cut some insulation, and asked his grandmother to sew it all together. Ta-da!Chester’s ears were now covered and warm, ice skating was fun again, and earmuffs had been born.

 

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