The man who invented the intermittent feature for car windshield wipers died last week. Robert Kearns died of brain cancer at the age of 77. He fought the auto industry for years to get credit for the invention and eventually succeeded.
Why is Robert Kearns a hero? Because I hate the sound of wipers across a not-quite-wet-enough windshield. And for creating a device to deal with this unbearable noise, Robert Burns is a hero.
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It’s fortunate he didn’t die in a car accident due to a dirty windshield =)