On this day in New York City in 1935, Ron Popeil was born. Over his
lifetime, Popeil has created the Chop-O-Matic, the Veg-O-Matic, the
Inside-The-Shell Egg Scrambler, Mr. Microphone and many other inventions. Over
the years, Popeil created numerous commercials for his many products coining
the phrase, “But wait, there’s more!” In 2005, Popeil sold the company but many
of his inventions are still selling today. However, not all of them were hits.
According to Entrepreneur.com, Popeil only had three product flops: The Inside
Outside Window Washer (which was faulty), the adhesive Hold-Up (which didn’t),
and a combination coffee pot/steam iron called the Prescolator!