Lonnie Johnson was a former NASA engineer. He just won $73 million in a royalties dispute with Hasbro for inventing the Super Soaker. The lawsuit covered royalties for Nerf which Johnson also created.

Finally, he's getting the credit he deserves for inventing such awesome toys. Hasbro violated the royalties arrangement that they themselves agreed to and they did it for years, swindling him out of his hard earned reward.

[AJC via Core77]