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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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Kickstarter and the Maker Movement

Kickstarter and the Maker Movement

At the dawn of the millennium, DIY was all the rage. While it had been around for decades at that point, as early as the start of the 1900s, it was taking over a substantial market and weaving its way …

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