George Washington Carver And Henry Ford Worked On Experimental Projects Together

George Washington Carver and Henry Ford had a lot in common. (Getty Images)

George Washington Carver, a renowned botanist, educator, and agriculturalist, was nearing the end of his life on July 19, 1942 when he partnered with his friend, famed industrialist Henry Ford. Carver is known for his work with peanut plants (though, contrary to popular belief, he did not invent peanut butter), while Ford is best remembered for creating the assembly line that made the mass production of the automobile possible. It may seem like an odd and unlikely friendship, but it led the two leaders of their respective fields to collaborate on joint projects.