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Tom Carvel invented soft-serve ice cream. Carvel was born in Greece on July 14, 1906, and he moved to America when he was a child. As a young man, he borrowed $15 from his future wife Agnes, and he started selling ice cream from a truck. One day in 1934, Carvel got a flat tire, so he stayed in one spot and sold his ice cream.

From that one place, Carvel was quickly able to sell all of his ice cream. His success led him to open a store in that same place. And later, he develope...

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