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A physician by trade, botanic enthusiast, and accidental inventor, Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward devised the first terrarium in 1829, and thereby launched a new age of horticultural possibilities—where ferns and mosses would grow indoors, and tropical exotics would travel the world. 
As anyone who's emerged from a forest stroll with a sleeve covered in burdock burrs will agree, the wonderful story of Velcro's genesis is too familiar to be apocryphal.