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Sorry, Scotland: Persians invented bagpipes.
Earmuffs were invented by a 15-year-old.
The office cubicle was invented by Robert Propst in 1968. His original design was called the Action Office System and provided “a social kind of privacy” for the worker.
Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
Written language was invented independently by the Egyptians, Sumerians, Chinese, and Mayans.
Before alarm clocks were invented, there were “knocker-ups” who went tapping on client’s windows with long sticks until they were awake.
Listerine was invented in 1879 as a surgical antiseptic and later sold as a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea.
Charles Richter, who invented the Richter Scale, was a nudist.
The computer mouse was invented in 1967 and was called an “X-Y Position Indicator.” It cost $300.
The same man invented heroin and aspirin in the same year: Felix Hoffman, 1897.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist, Dr. Alfred P. Southwick.
39% of philosophers would say Newton “discovered” calculus while 37% would say he “invented” it. The rest have other ideas about it.
Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old boy.
Cotton Candy was invented by a dentist.
Harvard University was founded before calculus was invented.
The first sailing boats were invented in Egypt.
Speed dating was invented by a Rabbi in 1999.
Shakespeare invented about 1,700 words that we use today.
Chinese checkers was invented in Germany.