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Jonnie Hughes

Author of On the Origin of Tepees

Jonnie Hughes appears in the following:

Of Men and Myths

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A hat that goes viral, an idea that gives birth to computer science, and a life-saving maneuver.

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The Boss of the Plains

In the mid 1860s, John B. Stetson introduced a new hat to the American West, and it caught on like wild fire. But according to author Jonnie Hughes, the history of how and why the cowboy hat conquered the Plains is a lot more complicated than that -- and it ...

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Patient Zero

Monday, November 14, 2011

We hunt for Patient Zeroes from all over the map.

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Contagious Ideas

We're left wondering, what would happen if you were to treat a good idea like an infectious disease? Could you trace it back to one individual, and one flash of insight? Jon Mooallem tells us about his quest to track down the origin of the high five--a story that starts ...

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