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UK Tea & Infusions Association - The History of the Tea Bag
accidental invention: "...around 1908, Thomas Sullivan, a New York tea merchant, started to send samples of tea to his customers in small silken bags. Some assumed that these were supposed to be used in the same way as the metal infusers, by putting the entire bag into the pot, rather than emptying out the contents. It was thus by accident that the tea bag was born!"
inventions-that-became-something-else  drink-tea  inventions 
february 2016 by daguti
Shoes That Grow - Album on Imgur
Guy Invents Sandals That’ll Grow 5 Sizes In 5 Years To Help Millions Of Poor Children
shoes  poverty  inventions 
april 2015 by daguti
Happy Birthday, Mr. Sax : NPR
inventions-that-became-something-else = "the instrument, originally designed for military bands, became so closely associated with jazz." - Adolphe Sax invented the saxophone - one of a handful of examples where a single inventor can be credited with the invention of a musical instrument (most have evolved over time.)
jazzville-marketing-material  history-music  inventions  inventions-that-became-something-else  instruments-musical 
november 2014 by daguti
Made in Jersey: Les Paul developed the solid-body guitar in Mahwah | NJ.com
inventions-that-killed-their-inventors = Almost killed, in this case. "The other big problem he encountered was electricity; Paul nearly electrocuted himself while working in his Mahwah apartment."....................... world-records = "Paul is the only person to be included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Inventors Hall of Fame." .......................... Also see comment by bobmc37: " Love the Les Paul and respect Les Paul's contributions, but he did not develop this design; he collaborated (and the degree to which he did is debatable). Ted McCarthy from Gibson probable had more to do with this model as we know it. Les Paul himself was a great guitarist, audio engineer and tinker/inventor, and his name is on it, but he was not the developer."
inventions  inventions-that-killed-their-inventors  nj  history-nj  jazzville-marketing-material  world  world-records 
february 2014 by daguti
Blog Post | Plugging In: The First Electric Cars | Car Talk
I had no idea the first electric car was invented around the same time as the first gas-powered car.
cars-electric  cars  amazing  inventions 
february 2014 by daguti
We've been splitting wood all wrong | MNN - Mother Nature Network
"An inventive Finn has come up with a much more efficient way to chop wood. ........ The basic shape and design of the axe hasn't changed in, well, millennia, as attested to by archaeological discoveries from around the world. At least, that was true until an enterprising Finn decided to rethink the way we chop wood."
innovation  inventions 
january 2014 by daguti
13 Inventors You've Never Heard of
inventions-that-became-something-else = #4 Bubble Wrap "Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were trying (unsuccessfully) to design a plastic wallpaper, and in the process discovered that their invention made an effective packing material."............ fail-lost-opportunities = #8 the Bra "Soon after Jacob patented the bra, she grew weary of running the business and sold the patent rights to Warner Brothers Corset Company for $1,500. Over the next thirty years, Warner made more than $15 million off the invention." ........... killed by his own invention: Thomas Midgley, inventor of leaded gas and CFCs, killed by a bed contraption he invented
inventions-that-became-something-else  inventions  fail-lost-opportunities  inventions-that-killed-their-inventors 
november 2013 by daguti
Car Mechanic Dreams Up a Tool to Ease Births - NYTimes.com
evolvify-topics = This is nice and all, but if people gave birth standing up, I doubt we'd have to yank the baby out to begin with. Of course, I'm not medically trained or anything.
paradigm-shifts-outsiders-change-the-game  inventions  evolvify-topics 
november 2013 by daguti
Inventor of the Week: Archive - King Gillette
"One morning in 1895, Gillette, now living in Boston, had a revelation: if he could put a sharp edge on a small square of sheet steel, he could market a safety razor blade that could be thrown away when it grew dull, and readily replaced. Gillette visited metallurgists at MIT, who assured him his idea was impossible. It took Gillette six years to find an engineer, William Emery Nickerson (an MIT-trained inventor), who could produce the blade Gillette wanted."
november 2013 by daguti
Laura Scudder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Laura Scudder started having her workers take home sheets of wax paper to iron into the form of bags, which were filled with chips at her factory the next day. This innovation kept the chips fresh and crisp longer and, along with the invention of cellophane, allowed potato chips to become a mass market product. Scudder also began putting dates on the bags, becoming the first company to freshness date their food products. This new standard of freshness was reflected in the marketing slogan: "Laura Scudder's Potato Chips, the Noisiest Chips in the World.""
history-business  inventions  innovation 
june 2013 by daguti
10-year-old student accidentally discovers explosive new molecule | SmartPlanet
"The little prodigy in question is fifth grader Clara Lazen, whose class assignment was to build a molecule using one of those modeling kits with the colorful balls and plastic connectors. Many kids would probably throw together a little H2O and call it a day — but not Clara. She randomly pieced together a combination of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon atoms to create a molecule her chemistry teacher, Kenneth Boehr, had never seen before."
chemistry-chemicals  inventions  children  science  entrepreneurs-young 
december 2012 by daguti
The Super Supercapacitor | Brian Golden Davis on Vimeo
cars-electric = Being able to charge a phone in 30 seconds is useful, being able to charge a car in 30 seconds is world-changing.
amazing  paradigm-shifts-new-or-emerging-things  paradigm-shifts  cars-electric  batteries  energy  inventions  inventions-that-became-something-else 
december 2012 by daguti
Cellphone Medical Test Wins NPR's 'Big Idea' Contest : NPR
entrepreneurs-young = Not an entrepreneur, per se, but certainly has similar characteristics.

filmmaking-technique = Simple, but effective voice over (very simple) moving words/graphics.
explanation-simplification  filmmaking-technique  inventions  health  world-third  medicine  entrepreneurs-young 
september 2012 by daguti
Hidden Inflection Points - Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb
"I love the story of the light bulb. We often credit Edison for its invention, but few know that his famous practical, inexpensive incandescent bulb was essentially an iteration of another light bulb invented a year earlier by a British scientist by the name of Joseph Swan. And even fewer people may realize that by the time Edison “invented” them in the late 1870s, electrically powered light bulbs had been in slow, steady development for decades."
people-thomas-edison  projects-stupid-things  technology  history  history-computer  inventions 
august 2012 by daguti
The Guy Who Invented The Mouse Didn't Make A Dime From It
Similar to the graphic designer who created the Nike Swoosh... Made $25 or so until 20 or 30 years later when it went viral that she (I think it was a female) had gotten ripped off by Nike and they gave her something, but I think it was only like $10,000 or something.
history-business  history-computer  inventions  inventors-rippped-off-by-big-guy 
july 2012 by daguti
The Easy-Bake Oven loses its soul - Francis Lam - Salon.com
inventions = Last paragraph ends with:
"Ronald Howes died almost a year ago to the day, at 83. But half a century before that, he once walked past a street vendor keeping his food warm under hot lights. And with that thought, with that bulb going off in his head, he drew up the original Easy-Bake Oven."
obsolete-discontinued-abandoned  retro-nostalgia-modern  children  games  inventions 
february 2011 by daguti
Very nice video
D3o. The strangest substance you will ever see. very strange substance that stiffens or gets very hard when exposed to a shock, but is very soft and pliable if you try to mold it with your hands
chemistry-chemicals  science-materials  science  next-big-thing  inventions  amazing 
january 2009 by daguti
At Drexel, he designs amazing mirrors | Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/12/2009
Indeed it could. Eight years and numerous calculations later, Hicks is now testing a prototype mirror - for a car, not a bike - and he is in talks with a foreign manufacturer. As with the bike mirror, the rounded surface provides a wide field of view - so wide that it eliminates the dreaded, driver-side "blind spot" - yet the subtle mathematics of his design result in little or no distortion.
inspiration  technology  science  mathematics  entrepreneurs  engineering  inventions  next-big-thing 
january 2009 by daguti
EXN.ca | Discovery - Top Ten Accidental Discoveries
science  discoveries  inventions  technology  inspiration  inventions-that-became-something-else 
july 2006 by daguti
The 11-Year Quest to Create Disappearing Colored Bubbles - Popular Science
I know I sent this to Rob ages ago, but I think it's relevant to post it again to show that through sheer will and determination sometimes you can move mountains. I particularly like how he hired someone once the "technical" or "science" part of it got to
science  toys  children  interesting  business  inspiration  technology  next-big-thing  next-small-thing  entrepreneurship  personal-development  inventions 
june 2006 by daguti

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