Inventor of the telephone (1876)3 min
Inventor of the first line of African-American hair care products (1905)4 min
Inventor of the polio vaccine (1955)3 min
Hollywood movie start and inventor or radio guided torpedoes (1942)4 min
Inventor of electric guitar (1950)4 min
Inventor of alternating current (1921)3 min
Inventor of the modern submarine (1857–1914)4 min
Inventor of world’s first liquid fueled rocket (1926)4 min
Invented the first commercial light bulb (1879)4 min
One of the first to receive patents for new agricultural products (1871)3 min
Inventor of the modern zipper (1913)4 min
Inventor of the Slinky (1945)3 min
Inventor of the Post-it note (1974)2 min
Inventor of Kevlar (1965)3 min
It turns Necessity is not the only “Mother of Invention.” There are also Curiosity, Imagination, Iteration and Serendipity. Most inventors are sparked by one of these “mothers,” which nurture the inspiration for a new idea.
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