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Thursday, October 1, 2015

SOME INVENTIONS THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT, SOME THAT DID & SOME THAT I THINK WILL!!


In 1875, the director of the United States Patent Office sent his resignation and advised that his department be closed. He claimed there was nothing left to invent!!

These inventions never had a chance of being popular:









But aren't you glad these were invented?
(howstuffworks.com)

Reality TV
Do you remember Jordin Sparks? 
Amid all the reality TV stars these days, you might not. 
Sparks won the sixth season of "American Idol" way back in 2007.
Reality TV is a lot like voyeurism; it's like looking through your 
neighbor's kitchen or bedroom window without them knowing.
Cartoons
Political cartoons printed in early periodicals 
satirized people and issues, 
providing both a good laugh and food for thought.

Toilets
Toilets have funny nicknames, such as "head," "can," "loo" and "privy." The funniest nickname—crapper-- may be attributed to Thomas Crapper, the device's supposed inventor. In reality, Thomas Crapper didn't invent the toilet. Although he was a plumber and did hold patents, including three for  water closets, Crapper can't take credit for the combination of bowl, plumbing and flushing mechanism we recognize today as a toilet. That honor goes to Sir John Harington who installed a flush toilet in the palace of Queen Elizabeth in 1591.

Cell phones
The world's first commercial hand-held mobile phone was barely mobile at all. It measured 13 by 1.75 by 3.5 inches (330 by 44 by 89 millimeters) and weighed 28 ounces (793 grams). Compare that to an Apple iPhone 4, which is just 4.5 inches (115.2 millimeters) high and tips the scale at 4.8 ounces (137 grams).

Bras
The bra was invented in the early 1900’s, but got its characteristic cups later on.  
The original invention was meant to flatten the chest, not lift it up.

Duct tape
Although duct tape may be the right tool for keeping this guy quiet, it  began as a serious solution. During World War II, the U.S. military needed a strong, waterproof tape to help keep ammunition cases dry. By modifying medical tape, researchers at Johnson & Johnson came up with a three-ply tape that sandwiched a fabric mesh between a layer of polyethylene on top and a rubber-based adhesive on the bottom.

THESE ARE CLEVER & THEY’RE COMING VERY SOON!!
(Some are already here.)
(Thank you, Carole!!)

Bike Pack


Traffic Signal with Hour glass timer

  Solar Charging while Parking

No more Blind Spots (rear view mirror)

 Wearable wireless mouse

Hoodie Backpack

 Hidden Power Outlet

Ruler with holes for precision

Eco friendly Toilet

You will have no problem finding the keyhole

Bicycle Parking

Digital Measuring Cup

Built-in Wall Extension Cord

iPhone Lens

Compact Boots

Digital Ink for Tablets

Solar Charging Window Stickies

Knife Set

Rubik's cube For the Blind

Self Locking Bike

Solar Powered Camping Tent


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The first rule of tinkering is to save all the parts----fishducky