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Date: 08/25/13 07:38 PM

24 Responses to 20 Trivia Tidbits About Great Inventions [Pic]

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    August 25, 2013 at 6:49 pm
    Link: 20 Trivia Tidbits About Great Inventions - Things you may not know about past inventions.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    August 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    According to the MIT School of Engineering, Paul Winchell was also "the first to design and patent a concept for an implantable, mechanical, artificial heart .... Winchell, in fact, invented a number of devices, receiving a total of 30 patents in his lifetime, for products ranging from a disposable razor, to a flameless cigarette lighter, portable blood plasma defroster, invisible garter belt, retractable fountain pen and battery-heated gloves. He also owned a shirt factory and proposed an idea he called `The Tilapia Project,` which would have used the production of rapidly reproducing tilapia fish to help feed starving people in under-developed nations."

    Not bad for a guy who made his living as a ventriloquist.
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    shamrock1014 Male 40-49
    313 posts
    August 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm
    Edison stole a lot of patents. And the pizza guy definitely did not invent the bullet proof vest.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    August 25, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    It`s in the corporations best interest to make Steve Jobs into some genius innovative inventor because it makes them look great in comparison. Jobs, like Edison, was more of just a good businessman who knew very well how to take other people`s inventions and take all the credit for it. There`s nothing Apple has created that they actually invented.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 25, 2013 at 8:21 pm
    Hedy Lamarr invented frequency hopping, which is used in a number of applications.
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    JKolodne Male 18-29
    95 posts
    August 25, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    I wanna believe posts like this, but I have a bit of a hard time with it without at least seeing the "source material".
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm
    Someone missed grammar class.
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    spanz Male 50-59
    895 posts
    August 25, 2013 at 8:51 pm
    Yeah, and AL Gore invented the internet too
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm
    @OldOllie: TRUE! It was seriously a moment of pure genius, but took about a decade before anyone else was smart enough to understand it.
    Hedy = Genius! (Damn good looking too!)

    Edison bought the "light bulb" patent from some Canadians. He surely did NOT "invent it" although he did develop it a great deal.

    A.G.Bell DO TOO invent the telephone! Liars! His patents pre-date ALL others! Well, the ones that actually WORK anyhow!

    Not a bad outing @kitteh9... not bad!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 25, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Edison is the Steve Jobs of his day.
    It`s not enough to invent...you have to know how to market it. Ford didn`t invent the car, but he changed the world making it available.
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    Zismo Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2013 at 12:22 am
    Abner Doubleday did not invent baseball but he did invent the princess Leia hairdo (see pic for proof)
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    akendall75 Male 30-39
    2 posts
    August 26, 2013 at 1:01 am
    Whoever came up with this is an idiot. None of the crap he`s sharing is accurate. For instance the Detroit Pizza guy inventing the bullet proof vest?
    Look up Bullet Proof vest on Wikipedia.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 26, 2013 at 3:13 am
    And despite all the scare mongering surrounding those +2053 nuclear (not nuc-u-lar) bombs, it`s still only one country that has used them to kill...twice.
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    FinkStinger Male 30-39
    147 posts
    August 26, 2013 at 3:43 am
    Is this list for real?

    "_____ did not invent _____." Wow. I can do that too:

    Michael Jackson did not invent the internal combustion engine. Carl Lewis did not invent the elephant.







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    darkhawk Male 70 & Over
    260 posts
    August 26, 2013 at 6:05 am
    The most inaccurate list ever.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    August 26, 2013 at 6:32 am
    I live next to Abner Doubledays childhood home. true fact.
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    Rodin Male 30-39
    770 posts
    August 26, 2013 at 10:17 am
    Bell most definitely invented the telephone. He was working on a type of hearing aid but ended up with the telephone. It was invented in Brantford, Ontario and the first long distance phone call was made from Brantford, Ont to Paris, Ont.

    I have to agree with Darkhawk on this one.

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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2013 at 11:27 am
    IAB typical content
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    747Pilot Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    plastic to oil
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7751 posts
    August 26, 2013 at 3:24 pm
    @Rodin, and was it engaged?
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    Rodin Male 30-39
    770 posts
    August 26, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    No, Drawman, but I think his mother was listening in, on the other line.
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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    August 26, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    That`s `Hedley`

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