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From the Video Vault: The Easy-Bake Oven

University of Cincinnati graduate Ronald Howes invented the Easy Bake Oven.

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Fellow Bearcat Ronald Howes, who received his engineering degree from UC in 1943, invented the Easy-Bake Oven.

Back in 2013, UC Magazine did a piece on Hewes, celebrating the invention's 50th anniversary. My primary take away from the article was that Hewes had a great beard.

Today's entry from the video vault is the original 1963 television advertisement for the product. The little cookie-stealing boy in the ad later grew up to be either Buzz Aldrin or Jon Bon Jovi. That's for you to decide as you choose your own adventure.