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10 Cool Things That are From Florida.

Sunscreen has made a massive impact on history by helping millions of people not burn their skin.  I know because I didn’t wear sunscreen and I got a huge blister on my nose.  Sunscreen is made out of Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide they are both important ingredients in sunscreen.  It was invented my Milton Blake, Eugene Schueller, Franz Greiter and Benjamin Green.

John Gorrie invented the first air conditioning in the mid 1800’s in Apalachicola, FL.  Floridians are super lucky because they live in the hottest state year round, second is  Louisiana and Texas is third.  People use air conditioning for cooling down their houses.  When its hot out, the last thing I want to do is sit in a very hot house.

Key lime pie was created by botanist Jack Simons (A botanist is an expert in or student studies plants) in the early 20th century.  I wanted to put key lime pie in here for two reasons.  One, because it was invented in Florida and two, because it is my Grandpa’s favorite food.  It was named the official pie of the state in 2006.  I love key lime pie.

Gatorade is called Gatorade because it was invented for the Florida Gators.  It was invented by Dr. J. Robert Cade in 1985.  Gatorade bottles used to be glass, but changed to plastic in 1988.

Bondo was invented by an auto repairman Robert Merton Spink, a WWII veteran in Miami, Florida, in 1955.  Bondo is a brand of putty that is used on automotive, marine and household repairs.

Delicious cookies were created by entrepreneur, author, talent agent and TV personality Wally Amos.  These cookies are called Famous Amos cookies.  Invented in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1975.  He started giving them to clients and later they were sold all across the nation!

Thomas Edison invented the Incandescent Lightbulb in 1879 in Fort Myers, Florida.  He was on a winter trip and suddenly inspiration struck and he had his mind-set on finishing it.  Thomas Edison was the person who invented the light bulb too.

Dolphin Tale one and two (Released Sep 23, 2011 and Sep 12, 2014 ) were both filmed in Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Florida.  It is a true story of a dolphin named Winter who lost her tail and still survived.   I went to Clearwater to see where this movie was filmed, it was amazing!  We saw a guy who was selling kyaks, that was in the movie.

Cocoon was filmed in St. Petersburg, Florida and released  Jun 1985.  I thought this movie was hilarious and cool.  This movie was about older people living in a retirement home who find alien fountain of youth.  Lots of people come to Florida to vacation and to retire.  There is a real fountain of youth in Saint Augestine, Florida.

A famous celebrity named Ariana Grande was born in Boca Raton, Florida, on Jun 26, 1993.  She has written 17 songs!  That is incredible because i’ve written 12!  She loves dreary weather, she loves going to the beach and she eats 5 or more strawberries a day because they are her favorite food!

 

Sources:

http://weirdfactss.com/2013/09/12-fun-gatorade-facts/

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/florida/inventions-fl/

http://www.sun-protection-and-products-guide.com/who-invented-sunscreen.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bondo_(putty)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoon_(film)

http://arianagrande.wikia.com/wiki/Ariana_Grande_Facts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_Tale_2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_Tale

 

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Hi, my name is Ella. I love my amazing family and my two adored feline companions, Soxs and Rocket. As you read the posts I publish, you get insights on my homeschool life and many other fascinating wonders and captivating facts.

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