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Google Doodle celebrates Gideon Sundback, unzips knowledge about your favorite wearables

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We’ve covered no shortage of wearable gizmos over the years here at Engadget — in fact, we’ve given ’em their own category — but we most certainly haven’t spent enough time praising one of the pioneers of the segment. Thanks to a highly pleasing Google Doodle, we’re given the perfect chance to take a harder look at one Gideon Sundback, the electrical engineer responsible for developing the zipper. It’s been called a “fly,” prominently featured in an Outkast song and positively shunned on the Snuggie, and it’s also a huge, huge part of worldwide culture. For those looking to learn more about the man, the myth and the mystery, head on down to the Wikipedia link below; if you just want to unzip your browser, well… click here.

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