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Taking the Kids -- to Seattle

Taking the Kids -- to Seattle

See if the kids can name an everyday product that was invented in Seattle.

Seattle, of course, has long been home to innovators -- everyone from Bill Gates to Jeff Bezos, who started Amazon, to Bill Boeing. Costco started in Seattle, so did Starbucks.

But what you and your kids might not know is that everyday products like cellphones, down jackets, electric toothbrushes, water skis (the inventor Don Ibsen commuted across Lake Washington on his skis) and GoPro cameras were all invented here. In fact, Seattle holds the most parent companies per capita of any American city. At the interactive Museum of History and Industry, kids can peruse some...