25 Quirky And Ridiculous Stories About Inventors And Their Inventions

Where would we be if it weren’t for inventors? They are the ones that move us forward. Their genius and novel ways of looking at the world create new technologies and generate easier ways of doing things. Usually, however, inventors are some of the most eccentric people you will ever meet. They don’t think like the rest of us. Instead of living in the here and now, they are usually daydreaming about ways to improve existing technologies or thinking up new ways to do things. This eccentricity, while good for the purpose of inventing and being creative, can also lead to some interesting side effects. Well, in some cases those side effects can be downright hilarious…and in other cases they can be quite terrifying. You are about to read about some of the strangest, craziest, and most intelligent people to ever have walked the Earth. Many of the things, including the computer, tablet, or phone you are using right now were made possible by great minds such as these. Every generation would build on the discoveries and findings of the generation before it which managed to create the world in which we live today. These are 25 quirky and ridiculous stories about inventors and their inventions!

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Robert Chesebrough, the inventor of Vaseline, ate one spoonful every day

Robert Chesebrough, the inventor of Vaseline, at one spoonful every daySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Nobody knows who invented the fire hydrant because the patent was lost in a fire

Nobody knows who invented the fire hydrant because the patent was lost in a fireSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Clara Lazen, a 10 year old from Kansas City, accidentally discovered a new molecule during science class (tetranitratoxycarbon)

Clara Lazen, a 10 year old from Kansas City, accidentally discovered a new molecule during science class (tetranitratoxycarbon)Source: popsci.com, Image: wikipedia
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Modern credit cards were invented by Frank X McNamara when he was supposed to pay for a dinner but forgot to bring cash

Modern credit cards were invented by Frank X McNamara when he was supposed to pay for a dinner but forgot to bring cashSource: about.com, Image: wikipedia
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Charles Richter, the man who invented the Richter scale for measuring earthquakes, was a nudist

Charles Richter, the man who invented the Richter scale for measuring earthquakes, was a nudistSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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