Black History Month: Inventors You Need to Know

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George Crum

George Crum was a New York native who is credited for having created the potato chip even though there have been findings of similar recipes before Crum's time. The chef whipped up his creations in his restaurant, Crum's House, and supposedly created the chip after one customer said the french fries were too thick. Crum's solution: slice the potatoes thinner, fry the chips and top them with salt. The crunchy result was a success and the rest is delicious history. (Photo: Lay's via Instagram)

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