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1. Do you like to travel...see the world? Without the invention of these two people, your journeys would take considerably longer. Who were the aviation pioneers associated with this picture?
2. Do you enjoy reading a good book, newspaper or even a comic? This gentleman revolutionised the printed word with his 15th century invention. Who was he?
3. Do you, or someone you know, suffer from diabetes? This man's discovery has enabled diabetes patients to live long and normal lives. Who was this life-saving doctor?
4. Are you up on the latest fashions, or do you prefer kicking around in an old pair of jeans and a t-shirt? Either way the invention, seen in the photo, is one that helps you express your taste in clothing. Who was the first to obtain a patent for this instrument of high couture?
5. So how do you like to relax; watching your favourite shows or listening to your iPod? Back in the olden days, before the existence of computers, iPods or even television, people relied on the device shown in the picture to listen to both their music and their favourite shows. Who, considered by many to be the father of radio, was the genius awarded a Nobel Prize in 1909 for his work in this area?
6. So what kind of cell phone do you have? Is it on 24/7? That phone you rely on so much makes the one in the picture seem primitive, but believe it or not, there was a time when people existed without phones at all. Who was the inventor of this amazing communications device?
7. Are you the type of person who likes to get out and sweat, relying on your own brute strength as opposed to machinery? If so, this next inventor probably wouldn't have been one of your heroes. Who was the designer of the important, labour-saving device shown in the diagram?
8. Have you ever seen anything hit by lightning? It's terrifying - isn't it? Which Founding Father (of the USA) invented the item in the picture, to help protect us from lightning strikes?
9. Try to imagine that you're living back before telephones or radios and you have to get in touch with someone quickly. The quickest avenue open to you is shown in the picture on the right. Who invented this method of communication that was, at the time, unbelievably fast?
10. How fast can you keyboard (or type as they used to do in the olden days)? It wouldn't be possible if it weren't for the invention of the item seen in the picture. Whose brilliant idea was this?
Source: Author skunkee
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