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Who invented glitter?

Early humans used shimmery mica flakes to add some primitive glitter to cave paintings, and a 2013 study found that the ancient Maya even covered a 6th-century temple in a sparkling mica-infused paint to likely herald a celebratory event or anniversary. But when it comes to the tiny bits of plastics and aluminum we call glitter today, Henry Ruschmann accidentally invented it in 1934.

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