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.
René Laennec invented the stethoscope because he was unable to hear a patient’s heart due to their “great degree of fatness“.
The inventor of Vaseline ate a spoonful of it everyday.
Leo Fender, the inventor of Fender Guitars never knew how to play the guitar.
Mark Twain invented the bra strap.