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Where would we be without them? Likely in the dark, walking on foot, and hunting with bows and arrows! Delve into the fascinating history of scientists, inventors, and the inventions that they brought into the world.   

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trivia quiz  Amazing Inventors of Ordinary Things Editor choice cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, Oddball, Nov 01 07

A quiz for those who made life so much easier and made us think, 'Why didn't I think of that?'
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Oddball
7011 plays
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trivia quiz  The Story of Invention [1] Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Shrivats, Nov 12 04

This quiz contains short excerpts from the lives of ten great scientists. Each excerpt provides an insight into the lives of the people who have made this world what it is.
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Shrivats
7812 plays
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trivia quiz  The Story of Invention [2] Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Shrivats, Dec 16 04

As they say, Science is eternal. Here's one more quiz on the lives of great scientists of the past, who have changed the way we lead our lives. Each question contains a short excerpt from the life of a great scientist.
Tough
Shrivats
4107 plays
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trivia quiz  Ten Ideas That Didn't Pan Out cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Jul 30 10

It probably sounded like a good idea at the time, but for some reason, these inventions just didn't catch on. Can you guess what the inventions were from the clues?
Average
PDAZ gold member
8214 plays
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trivia quiz  Run to the Lab! World Changing Experiments. cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Jul 01 12

This quiz will look at some of the most important scientific breakthroughs that have altered the way we understand the world around us. Can you pick the scientist or the experiment/theory from the information provided?
Easy
MikeMaster99 gold member
3075 plays
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trivia quiz  Orville and Wilbur Were Right! cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mcdubb, Jul 28 13

Orville and Wilbur Wright were great pioneers, inventors and scientists in the field of aviation. Enjoy taking a flight through the lives of these two great innovators!
Tough
mcdubb gold member
930 plays
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trivia quiz  Little Known Inventions cool 20 questions
Difficult, 20 Qns, bullymom, May 23 02

This quiz is about all kinds of inventions, many of which we use every day.
Difficult
bullymom
3912 plays
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photo quiz  The Wright Stuff cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, skunkee, Apr 03 14

Have you ever stopped and thought about how different our lives would be without the hard work and genius of scientists and inventors? Here are ten people who had 'the Wright stuff' to pursue their dreams and make the world an easier place to live in.
Average
skunkee editor
903 plays
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trivia quiz  Eureka! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 30 13

Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. What do you know about him?
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ponycargirl editor
732 plays
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trivia quiz  Inventors in the Kitchen cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jcpetersen, Mar 25 10

The modern kitchen would be a very different place if not for these inventors and their inventions.
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jcpetersen
1521 plays
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trivia quiz  Did the Chicken Cross the Road? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Matthew_07, Apr 25 11

Yes? No? Uncertain? Ten celebrated scientists and mathematicians attempted to answer this question by offering some possible explanations. Let's see if you can identify the person based on the hypothetical answers they provided. Enjoy!
Average
Matthew_07
1005 plays
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trivia quiz  Crisis Averted! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Apr 15 13

In my every day life, I often silently thank inventors for their contributions; otherwise I'd have a crisis!
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salami_swami gold member
513 plays
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trivia quiz  The Study of Life cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jun 08 12

Biology is defined as the science of life or living matter and is divided into many specialized fields. How many of these famous biologists do you know?
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dcpddc478 gold member
669 plays
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trivia quiz  Dream the Impossible Dream cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Apr 11 10

The people in this quiz all followed their impossible dream, and came up with inventions which changed all our lives. Note that there is a British bias to these questions.
Average
rossian editor
2757 plays
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trivia quiz  Left To Their Own Devices cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, May 04 13

While only a small percentage of the population are fortunate enough to be left-handed, left-handers have produced a surprising number of great minds. Join me as we explore some the great inventions brought to you by the left-handed.
Average
adam36 gold member
585 plays
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trivia quiz  Fun with Famous Scientists cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, dr_vitz, Jun 30 00

Intended for laypersons. A light quiz on the discoveries of famous scientists, moderately easy but varied. One answer from each question is for fun only. Enjoy!
Average
dr_vitz
5619 plays
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trivia quiz  Inventions of the 19th century cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, fringe, Oct 12 02

A lot of things that we take for granted today had their origins in the years 1800-1900. How many can you recognise? (All information from James Dyson's "History of Great Inventions")
Average
fringe gold member
4659 plays
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trivia quiz  Alexander Graham Bell cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, AlexT781, Apr 16 16

Alexander Graham Bell is mostly known for being credited (albeit controversially) with inventing the telephone. However, our modern world is founded on Bell's ideas well beyond telecommunications.
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AlexT781 gold member
243 plays
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trivia quiz  Playing with Fire cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Feb 14 15

Being scientists and inventors, the members of Pyromaniacs Anonymous naturally wish to keep their proclivities a secret. Can you help identify these secretive men known for playing with fire in their work?
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tazman6619 gold member
393 plays
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trivia quiz  Meet the Inventors: A to E cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Ishtari11, Aug 22 10

Can you match the inventors to their inventions? These are things that are widely available in our society. Learn about inventions beginning with letters A to E. Have fun.
Easy
Ishtari11
2568 plays
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photo quiz  Best of the Best: American Inventors cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 23 16

While making great sacrifices, many Americans have made amazing inventions that changed life forever and deserve to be on a "Best of the Best" list. Can you identify ten of them?
Easy
ponycargirl editor
663 plays
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trivia quiz  Only the Greatest! cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Shravan1, May 04 10

Isaac Newton said, "If I saw further than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants." This quiz is dedicated to some of those giants who shaped world history by not brute force, but sheer genius. Have fun!
Easy
Shravan1
1653 plays
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trivia quiz  Accidental Inventors - Legend Left to Chance cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, amcoffice, Oct 20 16

Many inventors happened upon their discoveries by accident. Here's a look at the chance events that lead to their "eureka" moments.
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amcoffice gold member
279 plays
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trivia quiz  Not On Your Nelly cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, remote9, Jul 29 13

That is what the people must have thought when someone told them about these discoveries. They seemed unbelievable, yet existed. See if you can recognize the scientists who created them, and made our life a lot easier.
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remote9
1140 plays
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trivia quiz  You got to be kidding me! 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Christinap, Mar 01 13

When these inventions were first proposed the first reaction everyone had was "You've got to be kidding me".
Tough
Christinap
486 plays
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trivia quiz  Inventions Which Answered A Prayer 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, MoonWoman, Nov 26 13

When you pick up a television remote, do you wonder how it came about? Do you see a traffic jam and say a prayer that someone will invent a device to make it go away? I have designed this quiz around inventions that we often take for granted.
Easy
MoonWoman
1260 plays
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trivia quiz  Pioneers in Medicine 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, YOMD39, Jun 29 00

These are just a few of the pioneers of medicine and surgery. These pioneers developed hormones, anesthetics, antiseptics and antibiotics and more. I hope the biographies are interesting and informative.
Difficult
YOMD39
3543 plays
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trivia quiz  Don't Try This At Home... 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Jun 07 11

Here are a few innovative and intrepid inventors who were killed by their own inventions. Were they foolhardy or brave? You decide.
Tough
mlcmlc gold member
6108 plays
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trivia quiz  His Father Didn't Raise Any Idiots 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Orange_cats, Aug 24 09

I give you some information on this famous Scientist or Inventor and you tell me who he is. Easy as pi...or is it?
Average
Orange_cats
816 plays
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trivia quiz  Eureka - They Found Them! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Jomarion, Apr 24 11

So many people, in the past, have used their scientific knowledge to create new things and we have inherited so many wonderful technological inventions. I have selected 10 of these which I find interesting. Do you know who invented them?
Average
Jomarion
618 plays
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