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Chicago native Noel Ross, who invented the EZstringer, was featured in an episode of "Pitchmen" that aired Tuesday night on the Discovery Channel. Ross's invention, which restrings drawstrings, first caught show producer's attention last year at the International Housewares Show in Chicago.

 
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