The man who invented the first beer tap also invented the modern toilet.
Nikola Tesla planned to secretly experiment on children, lining the walls of schoolrooms with high-voltage lines, believing that exposing them to the energy would make them healthier and smarter, and he believed every home in the future would soon do likewise.
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.
After being mistaken for dead, dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel was shocked to read his obituaries, one of which dubbed him “The Merchant of Death”. He thought to redeem himself by donating his wealth in trust to celebrate life achievements. The Nobel Prize.
The inventor of petroleum jelly ate a spoonful every day, claiming it had tremendous health benefits. He lived to be 96.
The Nobel Peace Prize is named after the guy who invented dynamite.
The inventor of the television would not let his own children watch TV. He once said to his son “There’s nothing on it worthwhile, and we’re not going to watch it in this household, and I don’t want it in your intellectual diet.”
Sliced bread was actually invented in 1927 by Otto Frederick Rohwedder.
A teenager invented a quick-release ratchet and offered the patent to Sears. Sears told him the patent was valueless and gave him $10,000, then went on to make $44 million selling the ratchets.
Globally known for his flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, Charles Lindbergh also invented the first artificial heart pump. It is considered instrumental to the future creation of heart/lung machines and the knowledge was used to create several modern heart surgeries.