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Graham Durant, John Emmett and Charon Ganellin co-invented Tagamet. Tagamet inhibits the production of stomach acid.

The history of tampons.

Tape Recorders
The history of sound recording technology - from early recorded sounds and wax cylinders to the latest in broadcasting history.

Samuel O'Reilly and the history of inventions related to tattoos.

The history of tea, tea bags, tea drinking customs and more.

Teddy Bear
Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, is the person responsible for giving the teddy bear his name.

Roy Plunkett invented tetrafluoroethylene polymers or Teflon.

Tekno Bubbles
Tekno Bubbles are a rave innovative variation on the old blowing bubbles, but these bubbles glow under black lights and can smell like raspberries.

Samuel Morse invented the telegraph. The general history of telegraphy.

The history of the the telephone and telephone related devices.

Telephone Switching System
Erna Hoover invented the computerized telephone switching system.

A spectacle maker probably assembled the first telescope. Hans Lippershey of Holland is often credited with the invention of the telescope, but he almost certainly was not the first person to make one.

The history of television - color television, satellite broadcasts, remote controls and other television related inventions.

In 1873, Walter Wingfield invented a game called Sphairistikè (Greek for "playing ball) which evolved into modern outdoor tennis.

Lloyd Conover invented the antibiotic tetracycline, which became the most prescribed broad spectrum antibiotic in the United States.

Theme Parks
The history of the carousel, rollercoaster and other circus and theme park innovations.

The first thermometers were called thermoscopes. In 1724, Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the first mercury thermometer, the modern thermometer.

Sir James Dewar was the inventor of the Dewar flask, the first thermos.

Timekeeping/Time Measurement
The history of timekeeping innovations and time measurement.

Henry Timken received a patent for the Timken or tapered roller bearings.

Tidal Plants
The rise and fall of the sea level can power electric-generating equipment.

The history of tires.

The best thing since sliced bread, but actually invented before sliced bread.

A history of the use of tobacco and the invention of tobacco related innovations.

The history of toilets and plumbing.

Toilet Paper
I get asked who invented toilet paper quite often, here is the answer.

Tom Thumb Locomotive
The history of the inventor of the Tom Thumb locomotive and Jello.

The history behind several common household tools.

Who invented false teeth, dentistry, toothbrush, toothpaste, toothpicks and dental floss.

Automatic Totalizator
The automatic totalizator is a system that totals the investments on runners, horses, betting pools and pays out dividends; invented by Sir George Julius in 1913.

Touch Screen Technology
The touch screen is one of the easiest to use and most intuitive of all PC interfaces, making it the interface of choice for a wide variety of applications.

The history behind several toy inventions - including how some toys were invented, how others got their names and how famous toy companies began.

A history of  tractors, bulldozers, forklifts and related machinery.

Traffic Signal (Morgan)
Garrett Morgan patented a hand-cranked traffic management device.

Traffic Signals (General)
The world's first traffic lights were installed near London's House of Commons in 1868.

The history of the trampoline, carousel, rollercoaster and other circus and theme park innovations.

John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley co-invented the transistor in 1947.

The history and timeline of different transportation innovations - cars, bikes, planes, and more.

The king of instant messengers.

Trivial Pursuit
Trivial Pursuit was invented by Canadians Chris Haney and Scott Abbott.

The history of the trumpet.

TTY, TDD or Tele-Typewriter
The history of TTY.

Tungsten Wire
The history of tungsten wire used in lightbulbs.

Tupperware was invented by Earl Tupper.

The tuxedo was invented by Pierre Lorillard of New York City.

The first practical typewriter was invented by Christopher Latham Sholes. The history of the typewriter's keys (QWERTY), early typewriters and typing history.

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