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  • August, 1853, when a former tracker called George Crum, son of a Native-American mother and an

    The Guardian World News

  • They include a host of ingenious inventions and innovations such as Benjamin Franklin's wooden swim fins (1717), Levi Spear Parmly's dental floss (1815), George Crum's potato chip (1853), and the atomic bomb, for which no was willing to take credit (humility was also an American invention).

    Mark Steinberg: Associated Press: America Is Dead -- Funeral Plans Under Debate

  • They include a host of ingenious inventions and innovations such as Benjamin Franklin's wooden swim fins (1717), Levi Spear Parmly's dental floss (1815), George Crum's potato chip (1853), and the atomic bomb, for which no was willing to take credit (humility was also an American invention).

    Mark Steinberg: Associated Press: America Is Dead -- Funeral Plans Under Debate

  • That happened when George Crum, a restaurant cook, sliced up potatoes as thin as possible to serve to a customer displeased with the way his spud was cooked.

    Inventions That Were Accidents

  • That happened when George Crum, a restaurant cook, sliced up potatoes as thin as possible to serve to a customer displeased with the way his spud was cooked.

    Inventions That Were Accidents

  • That happened when George Crum, a restaurant cook, sliced up potatoes as thin as possible to serve to a customer displeased with the way his spud was cooked.

    Inventions That Were Accidents

  • Fed up with a customer complaint that his french fries were "too thick," George Crum, the head chef of Moon's Lake House (also in Saratoga Springs, apparently a hotbed of culinary inventions) sliced potatoes really thin, then over-fried them to a crisp and overload them with salt.

    Alex Santoso: The 10 Neatest New York Inventions Ever

  • Aug. 24, 1853: George Crum, a chef at Moon's Lake House in Saratoga Springs, NY, makes a great contribution to the junk food canon when a diner sends back potatoes he says aren't sliced thin enough.

    August 2008

  • Aug. 24, 1853: George Crum, a chef at Moon's Lake House in Saratoga Springs, NY, makes a great contribution to the junk food canon when a diner sends back potatoes he says aren't sliced thin enough.

    A Story That Goes Straight to Your Thighs

  • Aug. 24, 1853: George Crum, a chef at Moon's Lake House in Saratoga Springs, NY, makes a great contribution to the junk food canon when a diner sends back potatoes he says aren't sliced thin enough.

    A Story That Goes Straight to Your Thighs

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  • Inventor of the potato chip. Originally known as Saratoga chips. --heard on NPR's Says You

    December 31, 2011