During the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar, between 14-37 AD, a craftsman created flexible glass which was shatterproof, and would only produce slight dents when dropped, which could be easily repaired with a hammer.
The Emperor, fearing that it would devalue gold and silver, had the craftsman executed. To this day no one knows how the legendary material was made.
There’s an ice cream that changes color as you eat it.
Chocolate milk was invented by Jamaicans, then popularized in Europe by an Irish botanist who sold it as medicine
The first computer mouse was invented and developed by Dougles Englebart during the 60′ and was patented on November 17, 1970. It was made of wood. Doug Englebart’s work, specifically a video from 1968 called “The Mother of all Demos” showcases video conferencing, networked computing, word processing, hypertext, remote screen sharing and collaborative document editing.
An engineer in the 1930’s apparently created a “rainmaking machine”, made it rain in several places and then disappeared without a trace
A London borough has invented a public bench that perfectly repels graffiti, skateboarders, litter, rough sleepers and even rain.
Pythagoras invented a cup which spills ALL of its contents if the user pours in more than the allowed amount. It uses the same siphon principle as modern toilets to control gluttony.
Researchers have invented a helmet that gives humans simulated 360° of vision, allowing a person to avoid a ball thrown from behind and catch an object tossed outside the normal human field of view.
According to a Japanese poll in the year 2000, the Japanese believe that their best invention of the twentieth century was instant noodles.
The Soviets had made a prototype laser pistol for use by their astronauts. The pistol was deigned to burn a hole through the spacesuits of enemy astronauts, killing them via suffocation and/or explosive decompression.