Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Question: Gold mining, World War I and an injured veteran combined to create what modern convenience?

Answer: The electric razor, patented by Col. Jacob Schick in 1930. Schick came up with the idea while exploring for gold in Alaska. Injured and finding it hard to shave with a straight razor, he first developed the idea for a motor-driven dry shaver. No one was interested, but during World War I, inspired by the action of repeating weapons, he developed the far-superior “magazine repeating razor.” The rest is history.