The oral history of the Super Soaker

Mel Magazine:

This year marks the 30th anniversary of when the Super Soaker story truly began to take shape. Though it was conceived in 1982 and wouldn’t hit the market until 1990, it was in February 1989 when NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson first met with the toy company Larami to pitch his idea for a revolutionary new water gun.

In honour of the Canada Day Long Weekend, I post this story about the greatest backyard toy ever invented.