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Soren Sorensen Adams
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Entrepreneur
    (May 24, 1879-October 20, 1963)
    Born in Aarhus, Denmark
    Birth name was Soren Adam Sorensen
    Emigrated at age four with his parents to the US
    Invented and produced gag items such as the joy buzzer, sneezing powder, the snake nut can and the dribble glass
    Founded the Cachoo Sneezing Powder Company, later renamed the S.S. Adams Company
    Highbrows loathed his gag products.
    He won a trapshooting contest by sprinkling his sneezing powder near his competitors.
    His gag items created a moral panic and were denounced by journalists, local politicians and teachers.
    Kids’ comic carried pages of ads for his novelties.
    His father ran a saloon.
    He had to keep developing new products because of pirating.
    He got the idea for his first product when he was a dye salesman and noticed one dye made people sneeze.
    His company thrived during the Depression thanks to his most popular item, the joy buzzer.
    He was a low key family man.
    He never used his gag items on his friends.
    He still ran his company in his eighties.

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