George Washington Carver's Inventions
Inventors and their inventions have usually nothing to do with comic heroes.
Superman and Batman are very popular, but the name “Peanut Man” may make some people pause and think. That was George Washington Carver‘s nickname – not surprising, considering he discovered around 300 uses for peanut.
No one knows the exact birth date of George Washington Carver. He was born in Missouri
to slave parents, around 1864. It is believed that a couple bought George and his mother Mary, and set them free. Along with that, they allowed George to use their last name, which was Carver. His father was a slave as well, and was killed in a log hauling accident. There are multiple accounts about what happened to his mother – one of them says she was kidnapped by some people, never to be seen again.