International Safety Pin Day - April 10

Legend has it that in 1849, Walter Hunt, a car mechanic from New York, invented the safety pin to make money in order to repay his friend a $ 15 debt. On April 10 of that year he registered it as a patent, and since then we have enjoyed his simple but practical invention.
The truth is that it was not entirely his invention. As early as the 14th century BC, there was a similar accessory in Mycenaean Greece called Fibula, but how were he and the people in the patent office supposed to know that? Did they have a Wikipedia then?
In honor of the safety pin day, maybe you too will invent something simple but ingenious?

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