facts about famous inventions and inventors

September 28, 2009 | In: Technology Facts

Count Alessandro Volta invented the first battery in the 18th century.

The first spray paint was invented by Edward H. Seymour in 1949.

The first working airplane was invented, designed, made, and flown by the Wright brothers.

The game of basketball was invented by James Naismith (1861-1939).

The earliest bicycle was a wooden scooter-like contraption called a celerifere; it was invented about 1790 by Comte Mede de Sivrac of France.

The printing press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th Century.

Hippocrates was the first to realise the healing power of the aspirin.

It is known that around 1000 BC the ancient Egyptians used a linen sheath for protection against disease. (condom)

The refrigerator was invented by Carl von Linde in 1876.

The telescope was invented in 1608 by Han Lippershey.

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