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Birthday of famous Adair County Inventor is today, no fooling



2013-04-01 - 714 Russell Road, Columbia, KY - Photo ColumbiaMagazine.com files. Today might be Adair County Invention Day, for perhaps one of the most famous inventors of county history, Rollen Coomer, who invented the Plate Prop, visible in this typical breakfast he enjoyed at the pre-fire old Circle R. Rollen Coomer's birthday is today, April 1, 2013, one of many famous people - including at least one 11 year old Academic Team standout in today's Birthdays. The picture was taken many years ago, but he still looks exactly the same. The Plate Prop was created out of necessity. Among Mr. Coomer's many creative thoughts before retiring for the night is to plan his breakfast for the next morning. It is serious business. When it includes redeye gravy and country ham, as above, the plate prop aids in pooling the redeye and biscuit at the bottom of the plate. "Life's too short to spend it chasing your food," he says.
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