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Peter Florjančič is the inventor of the plastic zipper, a work-out bed, slide frames and the atomizer spray bottle. He is from Slovenia and has lived in several other European countries, in Monaco, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
Floriancic is 95 years old and still working. Almost blind he sketches his inventions and has made and lost a fortune over the course of his career. He invented, but did not perfect, an airbag design in 1957.
He is from Bled, small town known as a resort spa getaway, and was a member of the Slovenian national ski team. He escaped on foot across the alps to Switzerland at the advent of World War II, and invented a loom for disabled veterans while held in an internment camp. He has been married for 65 years.
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