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Inventions Named After People

Inventions Named After People

The names for inventions have to come from somewhere. The name Slinky was chosen after its inventors browsed the dictionary.   Other invention names may not be creative, but they definitely explain what the invention does (think “credit card”). But what …

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The Best Accidental Inventions

The Best Accidental Inventions

Mistakes are nothing to be ashamed of. Sometimes, what seems to be an error ends up changing the world or creating something new that we just can’t live without. Who knows? That glass of water you spilled might just lead …

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Most Successful “Shark Tank” Pitches

Most Successful “Shark Tank” Pitches

Not every pitch on Shark Tank is successful. Many fail to interest the sharks enough to convince them to invest. Others may have luck with the investors but struggle with consumers. Sometimes, though, the Shark Tank appearance is the first …

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Funny Invention Stories, Part 2: Everyday Objects

Funny Invention Stories, Part 2: Everyday Objects

If you’ve ever looked down at your can opener and wondered in awe what the story behind it was, read on. Sometimes, even the most common and everyday of items have a fascinating (and hilarious) history. These are our picks …

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Funny Invention Stories, Part 1: Food

Funny Invention Stories, Part 1: Food

Sometimes, the most delicious foods have truly bizarre origins. Snacks originally meant for just a select few were introduced to the masses and gained popularity, or a shrewd businessperson capitalized on a mistake. Either way, we in the present can …

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Nikola Tesla: 5 Fast Facts

Nikola Tesla: 5 Fast Facts

When people think of Nikola Tesla, they think of his innovations in the world of electricity and his notable rivalry with Thomas Edison. What people might not know about are the small quirks which helped define his persona. Here are …

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Toys that Inspire: 1960’s to Now

Toys that Inspire: 1960’s to Now

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that toys are among the top-selling items in the world; in fact, in 2017 over $20.7 billion dollars were spent on toys in the United States alone. Toys aren’t only important to children, they’re important to …

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