Were you standing on your hind legs?
He took a chance and he jumped into it … (Sadly?), he did not land on his feet – he ended up on his back.
Before the Fosbury Flop most elite jumpers used the straddle (or belly roll) technique, Western Roll, Eastern cut-off, or scissors jump to clear the bar.
Was there an accident? Or does he have a hybrid?
Was a hybrid accidentally created?
… He knew him before he became Doctor Octopus.
Throwing rocks (or money) at every problem does not solve every problem – yet that’s what some, even today, try to do.
On the history/invention/evolution of the zipper from Wikipedia:
In 1851, Elias Howe received a patent for an “Improvement in Fastenings for Garments”. It was more like an elaborate drawstring than a true slide fastener.
In 1909, Gideon Sundback, a Swedish-American electrical engineer, worked on improving the fastener, and he registered a patent in Germany.
How about I post that sign in my front yard?