12/01/2007 Add a comment

Portland, Maine, is honoring its native son Chester Greenwood, the inventor of earmuffs. It's hard to believe that his granddaughter is still alive. He sounds like an awfully busy guy, who invented over 100 things, "created and sold a local telephone company, built a plumbing and heating business, purchased land and built houses, owned a bicycle shop and ran an excursion boat with his brothers". Not bad for a guy with large sensitive ears.

And if you don't get the title reference, please go watch Old School. ben