In 1936 a patent for a “flying saucer” called Aerodina Lenticulara was applied for. The same inventor is also credited by some with the world first jet in 1910. In 1905, he also built a missile-aeroplane for the Romanian Army.
The first sensory deprivation tank was created in 1954. Since then people have experienced hallucinations, out of body experiences and even parallel universes while in these chambers.
A man submitted a patent in 1979 that almost perfectly resembles an iPod. He even went as far as predicting a need for DRM and a way to distribute the music.
The chainsaw was invented by doctors to perform surgery.
The Chinese invented the fork.
“Hawaiian pizza” was invented by two Greek brothers in Ontario, Canada.
The first typewriter was called the “literary piano”.