These 13 Historic Inventions changed the world. But did you know the stories behind them?

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Steve Jobs, Bill Gates revolutionised the world we live in today but how about the time before that? These are 13 historic inventions that were invented accidentally and shaped the world for modern technology.  

1. Naturalist Charles Darwin was the first person ever to put wheels on a modern office chair, so that he could roll around and get to his specimens more quickly!

Charles Darwin Sat on a chair on the article of Historic Inventions
Charles Darwin

2. Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair and sat on it while writing much of the Declaration of Independence.

Picture of Thomas Jefferson on the article of Historic Inventions
Thomas Jefferson

3.Group of researchers at Cambridge University wanted to avoid pointless multiple trips to the coffee room. so they came up with a way to remotely monitor the coffee pot. Boom a webcam was invented!

Picture of Multiple coffee posts seen over a webcam on the article of Historic Inventions
Coffee pots seen over a webcam

4. ATMs were originally intended to have six digit codes. But the Inventor’s wife persuaded him to have just four, as she could not remember six digits.

ATM Keypads on the article of Historic Inventions
ATM Keypads

5. Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were on a mission to make 3D wallpapers. They then accidentally came up with the idea to make Bubble Wraps.

6. In 1825, Samuel Morse from NY was away for work in Washington. He received a letter of his wife’s sudden illness after she’d died. Heartbroken Samuel, then decided to invent a rapid communication method. Telegraph was born.

A painting of Samuel Morse on the article of Historic Inventions
A painting of Samuel Morse

7. Ancient Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria, invented the first vending machine which dispensed holy water when you put in a coin.

Drawing of a Coin Vending Machine on the article of Historic Inventions
A drawing of a Coin Vending machine

8. The Polaroid camera was invented when Edwin Land’s 3-year-old daughter wanted to see a photo he had taken of her right away.

Picture of Polaroid Camera on the article of Historic Inventions
Picture of Polaroid Land Camera

9.Vikings essentially invented rap battles. they had a ritual known as “Flyting” where they exchanged poetic insults.

Painting of Group of Vikings Sailing on the article of Historic Inventions
A painting of Vikings Sailing.

10. Nazis in Germany could not import Coca-Cola. So they invented Fanta.

Picture of Fanta advert with a woman holding the bottle on the article of Historic Inventions
Fanta Advert

11. Jamaicans invented chocolate milk. It was later promoted by an Irish man who sold it in Europe as a medicinal drink.

Picture of a glass of chocolate milk on the article of Historic Inventions
Glass of Choclate Milk

12. The tiny front pockets on jeans were invented by Levi’s for cowboys. So that they can carry their pocket watches without getting broken.

Picture of Jeans tiny pocket on the article of Historic Inventions
Jeans tiny pocket

13. Last one of the historic Inventions list is, the Inventor of “Tabasco” sauce, Edmund Mclhenny. Edmund never considered his sauce to be a great achievement. He made no mention of it in his autobiography or his obituary. Whats not great about Tabasco?

Edmund Mclhenny posing on the article of Historic Inventions
Edmund Mclhenny

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