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Nikola Tesla invented many brilliant devices such as electric oscillators and the Tesla coil. He was also quite gifted at inventing ways to get out of debt. One of those methods led […]
The closing years of the 19th century saw the introduction of two over-the-counter wonder drugs. These products, both manufactured by Bayer, boasted unprecedented results in treating pain and other ailments. They were […]
Some scientific discoveries are pretty slick. Others are really slick. When it comes to the accidental discovery of BAM, it goes beyond slickness; it is downright slippery.
Slurping. Depending on your cultural background, hearing this sound at the dinner table may be interpreted as a compliment or as an annoyance on par with fingernails on a chalkboard. If you […]
They may seems cute and cuddly, but rabbits have been known to take on such powerful adversaries and Napoleon and Jimmy Carter. Knowing this might make you breathe a sigh of relief […]
If Robert Watson-Watt’s name doesn’t immediately ring a bell with you, you aren’t alone. It didn’t mean anything to the Canadian police officer who was running radar one day in 1956 and […]
Walter Frederick Morrison (January 16, 1920 – February 9, 2010) was the inventor of the Frisbee. One of the most successful toys ever made, Morrison’s invention went on to generate nearly 300 […]
Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was once billed as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman. The Austrian-born actress landed a contract with MGM in 1937 and achieved stardom with her […]
Charles Darwin is credited for the invention of the modern office chair. Tired of having to constantly get up to move from one of his exhibits to another, Darwin attached wheels to […]
Henry Ford boasted that customers of his Model T could have the automobile in any color, as long as it is black. As it turns out, there are a lot more options […]
In an effort to get kids to eat their vegetables, the world’s largest fast-food chain launched a daring experiment: bubble gum-flavored broccoli. McDonald’s restaurants briefly offered this strange-flavored attraction to their menu. […]
When you think of computer hackers, you probably imagine sophisticated computer programmers, using high-tech machines to break through multi-million-dollar firewalls to gain access to the world’s best-kept secrets. If that is your […]
Sunglasses can make the wearer look cool, and they certainly can help on sunny days, but that was not their original intent when they were invented.
Have you ever wished for instant clothing — the kind where you can just push a button and make something appear? If so, your wish may be very close to being granted. […]