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Two French inventors think they've come up with an environmentally-friendly solution to the stink and mess of wild peeing. And people are listening.

Jacques Alexandre César Charles (November 12, 1746 – April 7, 1823) was a French inventor, scientist, mathematician, and balloonist.

Claude Chappe (1763 – 1805) was a French inventor who in 1792 demonstrated a practical semaphore system that eventually spanned all of France. This was the first practical telecommunications system of the industrial age, making Chappe the first telecom mogul with his "mechanical internet."

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Louis Le Prince was a French inventor who is renowned for having shot the world’s first moving pictures on film. Strangely, “The Father of Cinematography” is also remembered for being the subject of one of the strangest disappearances of all time. On September 16, 1890, Le Prince was visiting his brother in Dijon, France before boarding a train to Paris. When the train arrived at its destination, Le Prince had completely vanished.

Christian Poincheval is a 65-year-old French inventor who has dedicated the last eight years of his life to making farts smell better.

Louis Braille, 1809?–1852, French inventor of the Braille system of printing and writing for the blind. 1809?–1852, French inventor of the Braille system of printing and writing for the blind. Infoplease.com

Etch A Sketch was invented by French inventor André Cassagnes and subsequently manufactured by the Ohio Art Company. The Etch A Sketch was introduced near the peak of the Baby Boom in 1960, and is one of the best known toys of that generation. It was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong in Rochester, New York in 1998. In 2003, the Toy Industry Association named Etch A Sketch to its Century of Toys List, a roll call commemorating the 100 most memorable and most creative…