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You may never have heard of him, but you’ve probably seen many pictures taken by the photographic methods he developed. Doc Edgerton invented high-speed photography. Thanks to him, we can see what a bullet looks like going thru a apple, what a water droplet looks like as it hits the floor, and exactly how weird baseball pitchers look as they throw the ball.
To learn more about his life check out his biography in pdf form.