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Date: 03/28/08 12:00 PM

45 Responses to 5 Famous Inventors (Who Stole Their Big Idea)

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    fundumper Male 30-39
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    March 28, 2008 at 7:18 am
    Link: 5 Famous Inventors (Who Stole Their Big Idea) - Here`s some news that you probably won`t find in text books: Every brilliant inventor you`ve ever loved is a thief.
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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 12:03 pm
    Is it weird that Einstein pick turned me on...?
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 12:04 pm
    You mean he stole the telescope?

    ALEXANDER FLEMMING!?

    BELL?

    LIES! All lies!! *Cries*

    HOLYT poo! Einstein porn! OMG JK LOL!

    Edison??

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    TacoChel Female 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 12:04 pm
    I knew some of this already. Interesting nonetheless.
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    unreedemed Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 12:06 pm
    What?!?!?

    HE WAS A SEX MANIAC!? NO WAI

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    andohondae Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    Rihanna does not suck =]
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 12:15 pm
    Its true; Tesla did get the shaft in history books.
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    Rihanna DOES suck. A lot.

    Big ones too.

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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 12:40 pm
    I`ve herd of the 1860 telephone, he recorded a clip without knowing how to play it back, he said they`d figure it out later on.
    http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1098.htm
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    Stentorian Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    Eh, already knew about all of that.
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 1:01 pm
    IT"S A LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ALL LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!
    STOP LIEING!!!!!!!!!

    Jk, jk. I actually knew the Tesla thing annd I have heard of the 1860 phone....

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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    March 28, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    Poincare` and Klaus and Klein, all were the originators of most of Einsteins theories, he just perfected them into a simpler form that idiots like me without autism can understand.
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    insaneee Female 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    Rihanna does suck.
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    bwuch Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 2:05 pm
    Wow. I didn`t know Einstein met god. ;-()
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    xholdxonx Female 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 2:18 pm
    ALL I KNOW IS A LIEEE ;-;
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm
    THEY IN TURN STOLE ALL `THEIR` IDEAS FROM ME.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm
    what the hell Thomas Edison got a light bulb wedged in his anus? I never knew that...
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 2:49 pm
    Lot`s of poor arguments there.

    Bell`s only real work at Western Union came from working on a harmonic telegraph, which he abandoned once he started working the telephone. Maybe he got the idea from the original patent, if he even saw it, but even Western Union used a patent from Elisha Gray to try and defeat American Bell, but they failed.

    And they`re hatred for Edison really makes them biased. For one, Tesla eventually triumphed over Edison when he worked with Westinghouse to produce AC instead of DC current.

    Plus its plain fact that all inventors use other patents to further their own work. I doubt Edison stole the ideas of carbon wiring and improved vacuums all of which were developed at Menlo Park. At most he got a boost from other patents and worked hard to perfect those models.

    Trying to trash some of America`s greatest citizens. Nice try...

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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 2:51 pm
    Einstein porn?! thats just creepy
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    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 3:01 pm
    LOL nice touch on the pooping dog. :)
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    scoreJ6 Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 3:13 pm
    According to "Assume the Position" on HBO History is Pop Culture and most of the times it is the sound of the name not the guy/gal who actually did it that matters. Come to think of it who knows about Israel Bissel`s larger then life ride to Pennsylvania (from Boston) the same night that Paul Revere went a meager 19 miles.
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    Chewbacca1 Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    i dont no what to believe. how can you believe this either? its just a random website page. you can lie about anything
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    paperbaka Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    o.o..lightbulb in anus. how teh f*ck did he manage to do that
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    cullyisdaman Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 4:05 pm
    lol Winston motherf***ing Churchill
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    Mantolwen Female 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm
    I thought Galileo nicked the idea from a bunch of kids. Did not appreciate the contents of this website - too much swearing.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 28, 2008 at 5:09 pm
    Dakkar, Bell was Canadian.
    Edison did either buy (lightbulb) or steal many of "his" inventions. He had a staff of men working on them, with only Edison getting any credit.
    Tesla was hated by Edison, who personally tried to destroy him and his career. Edison was a sick little puppy.
    Ah well, par for the course. History books are always filled with "convenient facts" rather than accurate ones.
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    Kay62442 Female 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 6:01 pm
    I knew about Thomas Edison already. What really surprosed me was...


    ...Einstein = sex maniac???


    He is more of my hero than he originally was.

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 6:27 pm
    "According to "Assume the Position" on HBO History is Pop Culture and most of the times it is the sound of the name not the guy/gal who actually did it that matters. Come to think of it who knows about Israel Bissel`s larger then life ride to Pennsylvania (from Boston) the same night that Paul Revere went a meager 19 miles."
    Saw it great show.

    Edison did not have the first lightbulb but he had the first lightbulb that lasted more than 11 secs. Einsteins was the first to use relativity in consideration with space

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    And Galileo was the first to actually do something with the telescope
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 6:37 pm
    And Bell is recognized as the inventor in Canada but in the US a bill was passed that it was Meucci
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    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 9:02 pm
    some of the "proof" is absolute bullpoo. i don`t believe the einstein one at all. the others, believable.
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    shizzaster Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    a lot of these facts are totally wrong...
    while many of them are pretty obvious...
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    kaltek Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 12:10 am
    I think the funniest thing about these comments is that the idea of, "This is totally wrong. They have no facts" is repeated, yet the commenter`s offer no alternate sources.
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    avidfilipino Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 12:28 am
    That dog taking a dump was something I didn`t need to witness. . .
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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 6:32 am
    I knew most of these, and it pisses me of how tehy are brought up as great people when they were just lazy f*cks who couldnt make their own crap.
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    PixieSailor Female 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 7:31 am
    xDDD
    The small bit of truth in this was so totally exploited by their desire to make people to look bad that it`s just comical.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 7:40 am
    Haha, your right 5Cats, I forgot that fact about Bell, although he worked almost exclusively in America on the telephone.

    And of course Edison had Menlo Park and his lab at Orange filled with other workers. Still, he oversaw all the operations and did play a role in the creation of his inventions. A team like this was needed for him to accomplish the feats he did with the light bulb. One man could not of produced everything necessary to create an entire electric infrastructure. The ideas still came from him and he did work on them with the other researchers. I don`t think that detracts from his legacy.

    Of course, his battle against AC, does detract from his legacy, but he was defending his DC infrastructure. Can`t say I`m not surprised.

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    anGiE_O_o Female 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 10:55 am
    you cant invent a theory
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 11:32 am
    Also, Pythagoras most likely didn`t come up with his theory, he stole it from some poor and obscure person.
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    TwilightLies Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    WELL...I certainly feel betrayed.
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    cargasm Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2008 at 4:46 am
    i thought everyone knew edison didnt come up with the idea for the light bulb but he perfected the lightbulb so it will last.. the first lightbulbs burned out almost instantly (remove all oxygen and pump in a different gas, shape of the glass so it wont shatter when the air is vacumed out)
    i never heard of galileo inventing the first telescope..
    no one invents anything on their own anyway.. someone comes up with an idea.. someone makes that idea better.. and so on until its perfected
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    nitefang Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2008 at 11:26 pm
    This guy is full of it. Almost everything was completely wrong except for part of the Edison part.
    While T.A. didn`t invent the very first light bulb he was the first to make one that worked for along time and that people could afford. As for the rest of his inventions I don`t know about every single one but most of them were actually his. And the thing about Einstein, just proves that the internet is full of complete A-holes who don`t have any idea what they are talking about.
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    H3_SIX Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2008 at 1:52 am
    Eat science kids. It doesn`t matter who comes up with the idea, if you are too slow to execute it someone else will.
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    H3_SIX Female 18-29
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    March 31, 2008 at 1:56 am
    And Henri Poincaré didn`t invent the idea of relativity, Galileo did! : P
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    flyingpie Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2008 at 1:37 pm
    when i saw this i was going to use as a current event lol and also the guy who was first to reach the spead of sound really wasnt some guy used wether ballons to float up relly high then jumped off of it XD

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