Take a stroll through the ancient ruins of the Romans, Egyptians, Persians, and the Assyrians, you may notice something odd about their concrete structures. Despite being thousands of years old, they seem […]
For any inventor, receiving his or her first patent is a momentous occasion. It is proof from the highest levels of government that someone recognizes the value of the distinct innovation born […]
Feeling rundown? Suffering from headaches? How about anemia? Diabetes? Asthma? Whatever it is that is making you feel under the weather, Radithor may be just what you need. What’s that you say? […]
It is a good sign when a man is proud of his work. That was certainly the case with Fredric J. Baur, the inventor of the Pringles can. In fact, he was […]
One of the most successful products in history is the Rubik’s Cube. Since its rollout in 1980, more than 350 million cubes have been sold. You can call it a toy, but […]
Everyone knows the names of Neil Armstrong, Charles Lindbergh, Ferdinand Magellan, and other brave pioneers who were the first to accomplish feats that were theretofore only dreamed of. Although you may know […]
Who hasn’t experienced the anxiety of Buyer’s Regret? An item can seem so inviting, practical, and joy-giving when you see it on the shelf or advertised on the television, but when you […]
Some inventors regretted their creations so much that they actively worked to compensate for their misguided genius. Alfred Nobel was haunted by the realization of what his creation of dynamite would mean […]
The chainsaw is an essential tool for those who work with wood, but it is for the roughest of cuts. You would never want to use a chainsaw for anything that requires […]
Proofreading your work is important at every stage of life, but never more than when you submit something that will be subject to public scrutiny. This lesson was learned the hard way […]
Those who use the metric system are accustomed to measuring temperature with the Celsius scale. Departing from the Fahrenheit system, with its arbitrary assignment of 32 degrees as the freezing point and […]
Thomas Edison: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Read more fun facts about Thomas Edison. Read more great quotes. Read more stories of success.
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.