Geek Fact for February 2nd


In 1996, Ray McIntire, the inventor of STYROFOAM®, died at age 77.

During World War II, when rubber was in short supply, McIntire’s work focused on developing a rubber-like substance that could be used as a flexible insulator. The result was extruded polystyrene foam, or STYROFOAM®.

Learn more at http://www.invent.org/2008induction/1_3_08_induction_mcintire.asp

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