1. Edison electrocuted an elephant in 1903 to prove Tesla's AC current was dangerous.
  2. The inventor of Vaseline used to eat a spoonful of it every day.
  3. Leo Da Vinci's studies of river erosion convinced him
  4. that Earth is much older than the Bible implies.
  5. Nikola Tesla once "shook the poop out" of a constipated Mark Twain with an experiment.
  6. Leo Fender, inventor of the Telecaster and Stratocaster, could not play guitar.
  7. The first mobile phone call was made in 1973 by Martin Cooper, a former Motorola inventor.
  8. A 10-Year-Old Accidentally Created in 2012 a New Molecule in Science Class: Tetranitratoxycarbon.
  9. Charles Richter, who invented the Richter Scale, was a nudist.
  10. Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs, all of them had no college degree.
  11. Rudolf Diesel, who invented the Diesel engine, committed suicide in 1913 because he didn't think his invention would be successful.
  12. Benjamin Franklin never patented any of his inventions. He reasoned that "we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously."
  13. The inventor of intermittent windshield wipers tried to sell his idea to the auto industry and was turned away. When they began showing up on new cars, he sued, and won.
  14. Harvey R. Ball, the strongest claimant to having
    invented the smiley face, was paid just $45 for the design.
  15. The man who invented pop-up ads has apologized to the world for creating one of the Internet's most hated forms of advertising.
  16. invented
  17. the bifocals eyeglasses
  18. in 1784.
  19. When Benjamin Franklin invented his own harmonica, it became so popular in Europe that Mozart and Beethoven composed music for it.
  20. At the age of 11, Benjamin Franklin invented a pair of swim fins. He was later recognized by his induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
  21. William Bullock, inventor of the web rotary press, was killed by his own invention.
  22. The man who invented the Frisbee was cremated and made into Frisbees after he died.
  23. Alexander Graham Bell invented several flying machines, but his attempts at flying flopped.
  24. The invention of Glow sticks was based on the work of scientist Edwin Chandross. He didn't know his work was being used for parties until 2013.
  25. Alfred Nobel, of the Nobel Prize, lost his brother to an accident at his lab. They were working with liquid nitrogen and attempting to create a more stable explosive. Nobel was able to complete his research after the accident and invented dynamite.
  26. The man who invented the McDonald's Big Mac burger in 1967, Michael "Jim" Delligatti, died in 2016, aged 98.
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