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Safety Pin Day
|edHelper's suggested reading level:||grades 2 to 3|
|Flesch-Kincaid grade level:||4.54|
The Simple Safety Pin
By Mary L. Bushong
1 Have you ever wished you could invent something? Look at the things around you. Some things would take a very long time to figure out, like the TV or the computer or a camcorder. We often use those things without thinking about all of the thought that went into inventing them.
2 Now look around and see some simple things that have been invented. We have lunch boxes, nail clippers, clothes pins, and safety pins. Have you ever used a safety pin? It is a great little tool for holding things together. Best of all, once it's closed, it won't hurt you. Have you ever wondered where safety pins came from?
3 There have been many kinds of pins over the years. Some were invented a long time ago. But the safety pin we have now was invented by a man named Walter Hunt. He had invented many different things, like a sewing machine, a street car bell, a knife sharpener, and a flax spinner. He liked to think about problems and invent things to take care of them.
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English Reading Comprehension: The Simple Safety Pin
French Reading Comprehension: L'épingle de sûreté tout simple
Spanish Reading Comprehension: La simplicidad del imperdible
German Reading Comprehension: Die ganz normale Sicherheitsnadel
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