The inventor of the microwave appliance only received $2 for his discovery

Percy Spencer received $2 for his patent for a microwave oven – the gratuity Raytheon awarded all employees for patents obtained by the company. Over his lifetime, the lightly educated orphan from Maine earned 300 patents. Percy Spencer died Sept. 8, 1970.

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