Question 1 :
When was the Raggedy Ann doll patented?
Johnny Gruelle patented the Raggedy Ann doll in 1915. The Raggedy Andy doll and the Raggedy Ann books came later.
Question 2 :
What Frank Whittle invented?
Invented in 1937.
Question 3 :
When was the first Lionel trains manufactured?
Joshua Lionel Cowen and Harry C. Grant started the Lionel Manufacturing Company on Sept. 5, 1900 in New York City. The first train, which was called the Electric Express, was manufactured in 1901 and was an open gondola propelled by a fan motor. As time has passed, the trains have been made in different colors and styles.
Question 4 :
What item, originally called the 'Whirlwind', was invented by Ives McGaffey in 1869?
Question 5 :
What office item was invented by Bette Nesmith Graham in 1951?
Bette's other claim to fame was being the mother of Michael Nesmith of the Monkees.
Question 6 :
What George Pullman invented?
Invented in 1857.
Question 7 :
Who invented Bakelite?
Leo Hendrik Baekeland invented the first plastic called Bakelite.
Question 8 :
What toy was invented by Joshua Lionel Cowen around 1900?
His middle name, Lionel, is the source of the Lionel Train brand name.
Question 9 :
This African-American woman physical therapist worked with soldiers disabled in World War II. She invented a device that helped the disabled to eat by delivering food through a tube to a mouthpiece.
Unfortunately Blount could never get anyone to buy her invention. Finally, in 1952 she sold the rights to the French government.
Question 10 :
What invention by Garnet Carter made its debut at the Fairyland Inn Resort in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in 1927?
It was originally called 'Tom Thumb Golf'.
Question 11 :
Who invented the phonograph?
John Kruesi was a mechanic for Edison, and Kruesi built the phonograph. Edison designed it, and later improved the phonograph.
Question 12 :
What beverage was invented by Charles Alderton in 1885 in Waco, Texas?
The cherry-flavored cola made its debut at Morrison's Old Corner Drugstore.
Question 13 :
Who invented fuel cells in 1839?
Fuel cells were invented in 1839 by Sir William Grove.
Question 14 :
The ELECTRIC BATTERY, who's charged with inventing this one?
Italian, Alessandro Volta discovered the first practical battery in 1800. Life would be very different without batteries.
Question 15 :
In which decade was the ARRL founded?
On April 6, 1914, Hiram Percy Maxim proposed the formation of the American Radio Relay League.
Question 16 :
Who invented the Seed Drill?
It was invented around the early 1700's.
Question 17 :
What drink was invented by Charles Leiper Grigg in 1929?
Grigg, who was from Missouri, originally named his creation 'Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda'.
Question 18 :
For what is Charles Babbage (1792-1871) remembered?
Know as the Father of Computing. He began his 'Analytical Engine' in 1833. The first computer, although he never completed it.
Question 19 :
Who invented Automobiles using gasoline?
Question 20 :
Who invented the battery?
He was an Italian scientist, and he invented the battery in 1800.
Question 21 :
Where were wigs first invented?
As you have noticed in pictures, many Egyptians have head coverings, sometimes with beads in them. The first wigs were created to cover the head from the hot sun.
Question 22 :
Who was the first person to patent the JET ENGINE?
British inventor Frank Whittle was the first to patent his design for a jet engine in 1930. Although an engine designed by Dr. Hans Von Ohain was the first to fly in 1939. Whittle's jet engine first flew in 1941.
Question 23 :
The initials JCB on earth-moving equipment are those of the founder of the company that makes it. What is his name?
Joseph Cyril Bamford founded the company that makes these iconic machines in 1945, in a 12ft X 15ft garage in Staffordshire.
Question 24 :
What treat was invented by 11-year-old Frank Epperson in 1905?
It was originally called the 'Epsicle' in his honor. (I can see why that name didn't catch on).
Question 25 :
When was Milk Tray first introduced?
Milk Tray was introduced in 1915 in open boxes arranged on wooden trays. Today, with its distinctive purple and gold cartons and popularised by the "Man in Black" television adverts, its one of the most popular chocolate assortments.
Question 26 :
When was the toothbrush invented?
The first toothbrush was made out of a bone and small brush, by jail prisoner William Addis of England.
Question 27 :
What item of apparel was invented by Ellery Chun, a Hawaiian clothing merchant, in 1931?
An Aloha shirt is a brightly colored tropical print shirt that is a popular souvenir of Hawaii.
Question 28 :
Who invented Fountain Pen?