Special Sub-Topic: Who Invented That?
|This native New Yorker invented the elevator in 1850. Who was he?|
Henry Waterman. Henry Waterman invented the elevator in hopes it would help transporting barrels of flour.
|Who published the first computer programs? |
Ada Byron. In 1843, a mathematician, Ada Byron, published the first computer programs. She based them on Jacquard's punch-card idea. Her programs were for the first general-purpose mechanical digital computer, that was just invented by Charles Babbage.
|What Mexican general contributed to the invention of chewing gum?|
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna led the attack on the Alamo.
|The same guy who painted that enigmatic smile on Lisa created the parachute. What was his name? |
Leonardo da Vinci. This artist had a keen eye for good painting and a keen eye on good eating. He was a strict vegetarian, and loved animals.
|Candy Land is a place you love to dream about and a game you love to play. This game is now known as a child's first game, by the way, who invented it?|
Eleanor Abbot. Eleanor Abbot was recovering from polio when she created this game.
|It was 1908, a new century still in the air, new inventions left and right, one was cellophane. Who invented cellophane?|
Jacques Edwin Brandenberger. Brandenberger was seated at a restaurant when a customer spilt wine onto the tablecloth. As the waiter replaced the cloth, Brandenberger decided that he would invent a clear flexible film that could be applied to cloth, making it waterproof.
|Pepsi, Sprite, Root-Beer, many good drinks come in a can, though one invention helps us drink it. Was the pop top can invented by Ermal Fraze in Kettering, Ohio?|
y. Fraze invented this after having to resort to a car bumper to open a can while picnicking.
|The power lawn mover was invented by a man whose name evokes thoughts of robbery, blackmail, and lies. What was his name?|
Ransom E. Olds. The power lawn mower was invented by Ransom E. Olds (of Oldsmobile fame) in 1915.
|Ooo, the lights just went out, flashlight's missing, so you make a grab for candles and matches. Without this man, matches wouldn't exist to save you from the dark. What was his name?|
John Walker. The chemicals Walker used were antimony sulfide, potassium chlorate, gum, and starch, he called the first matches "Congreves".
|Who invented water beds?|
Neil Arnott. In 1832 the Scottish surgeon Neil Arnott devised water beds as a way of improving patients' comfort.
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