Inventions : F
Denim, nylon, colored cotton, vinyl...
the history behind these and other fabrics.
Innovations related to farms, agriculture,
tractors, cotton gin, reapers, plows, plant patents and more.
The history of clothing fasteners
- buttons, lacing, zippers, snaps, velcro and more.
The facsimile was invented in 1842
by Alexander Bain.
The history of the ferris wheel.
Fiber optics and the use of light
The history behind this tasty cookie.
The history of photographic film.
One of the first significant developments
in forensic science was identification by fingerprinting.
- Alarm Engine Extinguisher Hose Ladder Pole
The history of many fire fighting
The history of guns and firearms.
Count Rumford (aka Benjamin Thompson)
invented the Rumford fireplace in 1796.
The history of fishing, rods, reels, baits
The flashlight was invented in 1898,
and the biblical quote of "Let There Be Light" was on the cover
of the 1899, Eveready catalog.
The history of significant developments
in forensic science.
Alan Shugart nicknamed the first
disk - the "Floppy" for its flexibility.
The history of fluorescent lights and mercury vapor arc lamps.
Who first used the term "fly swatter"?
Yes, there are patents issued for
John Kay invented the flying shuttle,
an improvement to looms that enabled weavers to weave faster.
The history of food. The story behind
soup, sandwiches, pizza, pasta and other foods.
The invention of football, American
Hacky Sack or Footbag is a modern
American sport invented in 1972.
The first high level programming
language called fortran was invented by John Backus and IBM.
The history of fountain pens and
other writing instruments.
The history of this famous kitchen
"Potatoes, fried in the French Manner,"
is how Thomas Jefferson described a dish he brought over to the colonies
in the late 1700s.
In 1928, Thomas Midgley and Charles
Kettering invented a "Miracle Compound" called Freon. Freon is now infamous
for greatly adding to the depletion of the earth's ozone shield.
How the empty pie plates of the
Frisbie Baking Company became the early prototype for the world's funniest
Drying/Freeze Dried Foods
The basic process of freeze-drying
foods were known to the Peruvian Incas of the Andes. Freeze drying is the
removal of water from food while the food is frozen.
Clarence Birdseye found a way to
flash-freeze foods and deliver them to the public - several decades of
Fuel cells were invented in 1839
by Sir William Grove, and are now becoming the power source for the 21st
fuel cells work.
John Ott was the pioneer of full
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