TIL the Levi Straus was not the inventor of Denim jeans but partnered with Jacob Davis after Davis approached him to fund the patent. Jacob Davis devised the riveting of the pants independent of Straus and also came up with the double orange threaded stitch design.

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  1. Kinda like Elisha Otis, whose name was synonymous with elevators, didn’t invent the elevator. He invented the elevator brake, which made elevators safe and not a random death ride.

    And Ray Croc didn’t found McDonald’s. He bought an existing burger franchise and mastered the marketing of it.

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