Tim Kehoe

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Tim Kehoe
Born(1970-05-11)May 11, 1970
Saint Paul, Minnesota
DiedFebruary 27, 2014(2014-02-27) (aged 43)
OccupationNovelist, Inventor
Nationality American
GenreMiddle-Grade Fiction
SpouseSherri Kehoe

Tim Kehoe (May 11, 1970 – February 27, 2014) was an author and toy inventor from St. Paul, Minnesota. He invented numerous toys, and was perhaps best known for inventing non-staining colored bubbles, Zubbles. Zubbles took more than 14 years to develop [1] and incorporated a great deal of research in various fields, including chemistry and the science of dyeing. Kehoe died unexpectedly at the age of 43 in 2014. [2]

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  1. Powell, Joy (15 March 2014). "Obituary: St. Paul inventor Tim Kehoe created the first colored bubbles". Star Tribune. Retrieved 13 September 2016.