Steve Jobs, Bill Gates revolutionised the world we live in today but how about the time before that? These are 13 historic inventions that were invented accidentally and shaped the world for modern technology.
1. Naturalist Charles Darwin was the first person ever to put wheels on a modern office chair, so that he could roll around and get to his specimens more quickly!
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2. Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair and sat on it while writing much of the Declaration of Independence.
3.Group of researchers at Cambridge University wanted to avoid pointless multiple trips to the coffee room. so they came up with a way to remotely monitor the coffee pot. Boom a webcam was invented!
4. ATMs were originally intended to have six digit codes. But the Inventor’s wife persuaded him to have just four, as she could not remember six digits.
5. Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were on a mission to make 3D wallpapers. They then accidentally came up with the idea to make Bubble Wraps.
6. In 1825, Samuel Morse from NY was away for work in Washington. He received a letter of his wife’s sudden illness after she’d died. Heartbroken Samuel, then decided to invent a rapid communication method. Telegraph was born.
7. Ancient Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria, invented the first vending machine which dispensed holy water when you put in a coin.
8. The Polaroid camera was invented when Edwin Land’s 3-year-old daughter wanted to see a photo he had taken of her right away.
9.Vikings essentially invented rap battles. they had a ritual known as “Flyting” where they exchanged poetic insults.
10. Nazis in Germany could not import Coca-Cola. So they invented Fanta.
11. Jamaicans invented chocolate milk. It was later promoted by an Irish man who sold it in Europe as a medicinal drink.
12. The tiny front pockets on jeans were invented by Levi’s for cowboys. So that they can carry their pocket watches without getting broken.
13. Last one of the historic Inventions list is, the Inventor of “Tabasco” sauce, Edmund Mclhenny. Edmund never considered his sauce to be a great achievement. He made no mention of it in his autobiography or his obituary. Whats not great about Tabasco?