Question 1 :
When were blue jeans invented?
The first blue jeans were invented by tailor Levi Strauss, who invented tougher working pants for the miners of the California Gold Rush.
Question 2 :
Who invented Electric Generator?
Question 3 :
What device for new parents did Ann Moore invent in 1969?
Ann got the idea for the Snugli infant carrier from the traditional African baby carriers she observed while a volunteer for the Peace Corps in Africa.
Question 4 :
In which decade was the transistor invented?
On December 23, 1947, William Shockley, Walter Brattain and John Bardeen, of Bell Labs, announced their discovery of the point-contact germanium transistor to management.
Question 5 :
What Igor Sikorsky invented?
Invented in 1939.
Question 6 :
What Henry Bessemer invented?
Invented in 1856.
Question 7 :
What invention was first installed at a Hartford, Connecticut bank in 1889?
William Gray, inventor of the pay telephone, also invented the inflatable chest protector worn by baseball umpires and catchers.
Question 8 :
Ralph Samuelson was only 18 when he invented this sporting item in 1922. What was that?
The new item was first used on Lake Pepin in Minnesota.
Question 9 :
Who invented Bifocal Lens?
Question 10 :
What Karl Benz invented?
Invented in 1885.
Question 11 :
When were bar code scanners invented?
The scanner reads the bar code label on something at a supermarket, and translates it into a number which the computer reads.
Question 12 :
When was the game Frisbee invented?
The first Frisbees were pie tins from the Frisbie Pie Company in Connecticut. In the 1950s, the pie tins were changed to plastic plates. The name then became the Flying Saucer, but later changed to Frisbee.
Question 13 :
This English inventor is known as the 'Father of Computing.'
Mauchly and Eckert invented the ENIAC computer. Farnsworth was a pioneer of early television.
Question 14 :
Who invented Airship (rigid)?
Question 15 :
What piece of clothing was invented by French fashion designer Louis Reard in 1946?
The bikini, a two-piece swimsuit named for the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, made its debut on July 5, 1946.
Question 16 :
In which year was MIDI introduced?
Question 17 :
In which decade was the SPICE simulator introduced?
SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) was introduced in May 1972 by the University of Berkeley, California.
Question 18 :
Who invented the first controllable flying AEROPLANE (AIRPLANE)?
Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first successful controlled powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in December 1903. The twelve second flight covered a distance of 120 feet and an altitude of just ten feet.
Question 19 :
What groovy item was invented by Englishman Edward Craven Walker in 1963?
Groovy, baby! Lava lamps, which were a fixture in every hip pad in the 1960s and 70s, featured a mixture of water and colored oil that created swirl patterns when heated by a light bulb.
Question 20 :
In which decade was the Internet first implemented?
The first message ever sent over what is now called the Internet took place at 10:30PM on October 29, 1969. Back then, the Department of Defense called it ARPAnet (Advanced Research Projects Agency network).
Question 21 :
What did cardiologist Dr. Paul Zoll invent in Massachusetts in 1952?
The pacemaker is an electrical device that regulates the heartbeat.
Question 22 :
What Elmer A. Sperry invented?
Invented in 1911.
Question 23 :
For over 500 years, paper was only available and sold as single sheets. In 1902, an inventive Australian used half size sheets of paper, a bit of glue and cardboard to create the what?
Birchall's of Launceston in Tasmania started selling the world's first notepads, calling them 'Silvercity Writing Tablets' after J A Birchall thought it would be a good idea to back sheets of paper with cardboard and glue them together at the top. His British paper suppliers weren't so keen, but, they were persuaded by Birchall that it was a good idea!
Question 24 :
Who developed the idea of Crop Rotation?
Viscount Charles 'Turnip' Townsend developed this revolutionary concept.
Question 25 :
CORN FLAKES - Who made them first?
Will Keith Kellogg discovered the corn flake, by mistake, in 1906. They were the result of an experiment which went wrong.
Question 26 :
William Frederick is credited with the invention of the modern frisbee in the mid 1950's. In 1957 the Wham-O Company bought his idea and the rest is history. They named the toy after William Frisbie who was a ________?
Frisbie made a brand of pies that were popular with Yale students in the 1870's. After eating the pies they would throw the pie tins through the air.
Question 27 :
Who came up with the idea for INSTANT MASHED POTATO?
Instant mash was invented by Edward A Asselbergs, a Canadian, in 1962. The mash is actually dehydyated potato flakes.
Question 28 :
Who invented Dynamite?
Question 29 :
What toy did George Lerner create for Hasbro company in 1952?
This was a plastic potato-shaped body on which you could stick different features, such as eyes, ears, etc.
Question 30 :
For whom high heeled shoes were invented?
King Louis XIV was very short and didn't like looking up at people he spoke to, so he had a tall pair of shoes made for him.
Question 31 :
What African-American inventor received 5 patents in the field of shoemaking?
Matzeliger never benefited financially from his inventions. He died in 1889 at the age of 37 from tuberculosis.
Question 32 :
It travels over land and water. Who invented the HOVERCRAFT?
Christopher Cockerell invented the hovercraft in 1956. His early experiments with the idea involved a cat food tin, a coffee tin and an industrial blower.
Question 33 :
In which decade was the AEEE (now the IEEE) founded?
The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) was formed in 1963 by the merger of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE, founded 1912) and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE, founded 1884).
Question 34 :
What type of system did Paul Nipkow, John Baird, and Charles Jenkins all invent?
All of the inventors mentioned invented an early mechanical television system.
Question 35 :
What Sir Isaac Newton invented?
Invented in 1668.
Question 36 :
Who invented Bicycle?
Question 37 :
In which decade with the first transatlantic radio broadcast occur?
On December 12, 1901, a radio transmission received by Guglielmo Marconi resulted in the first transmission of a transatlantic wireless signal (Morse Code) from Poldhu, Cornwall, to St. John's, Newfoundland.
Question 38 :
In the 1700s, who would pay the postage fee for letters before the stamp was invented?
Later in 1840, Rowland Hill invented the stamp, which was paid for by the sender, not the receiver.
Question 39 :
Who synthesized the first wholly artificial gene?
Question 40 :
FROZEN FOOD - Who discovered the first practical method of freezing food?
In the 1920s Clarence Birdseye discovered that if food was flash-frozen under pressure, it would freeze without the formation of ice crystals.