Lonnie Johnson

Inventor of the SuperSoaker

Lonnie George Johnson is an American inventor and engineer who holds more than 120 patents. He is the inventor of the Super Soaker water gun, which has been among the world's bestselling toys every year since its release.

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The Super Soaker was a game changer when came to squirt guns and summer fun. And you have Lonnie Johnson to thank for it.The man behind one of the most popular toys of all time is an engineer who has worked for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Air Force, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Beyond his wildly-popular invention, the Super Soaker water gun, Dr. Lonnie Johnson has devoted his life to solving some of the world's most complex technological problems. Economist Dr. Lisa Cook interviews Dr. Johnson about his fascinating career.