TIL Julia Child, known for bringing French Cuisine to the American Public in the late 20th Century, developed a shark repellent during WWII still in use today, and is considered “Child’s first foray into the world of cooking.”

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  1. This title is heavily editorialized. She work as an assistant to the developers of a shark repellant:

    >For a year, she worked at the OSS Emergency Sea Rescue Equipment Section (ERES) in Washington, D.C. as a file clerk and then as an assistant to developers of a shark repellent needed to ensure that sharks would not explode ordnance targeting German U-boats.

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