FAMOUS INVENTORS

Famous inventors are few and far between. Most people know about famous inventions but there are only a handful of well-know famous inventors. In this section we'll examine famous inventors and their amazing ideas.
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Was Isaac Newton the Chuck Norris of science?

Sure, you may know him best as "the apples-and-gravity guy," but Sir Isaac Newton was arguably the greatest scientist who ever lived. His accomplishments and accolades read like a modern list of fake Chuck Norris trivia facts. Let's see if you can separate outlandish Newton lies from the equally amazing truths.

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  • 10 Reasons Why Tesla Is a Scientific God

    10 Reasons Why Tesla Is a Scientific God

    He had patents and pigeons galore. His role in history books could be more. So come ye science fans, and read up on your Tesla facts, myths and lore. See more »

  • How Nikola Tesla Worked

    How Nikola Tesla Worked

    Although many still remember Nikola Tesla, his name doesn't carry the weight it once did during his famous battles with Thomas Edison. What was this eccentric genius like? See more »

  • Top 10 Ben Franklin Inventions

    Top 10 Ben Franklin Inventions

    Between running a print shop, engineering the U.S. postal system, and helping sow the seeds of the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin also found time to draw up a vast collection of new devices. What are some of his most enduring inventions? See more »

  • Top 10 Isaac Newton Inventions

    Top 10 Isaac Newton Inventions

    Almost 300 years after his death, Sir Isaac Newton remains one of the most influential thinkers in history. What are some of his most enduring inventions? See more »

  • Top 5 George Westinghouse Inventions

    Top 5 George Westinghouse Inventions

    You may not know who George Westinghouse is, but you know his name. It's adorned everything from televisions to light bulbs. Young science buffs may have entered the competition that once bore his name. Here are five of Westinghouse's inventions. See more »

  • Was Isaac Newton the Chuck Norris of science?

    Was Isaac Newton the Chuck Norris of science?

    Sure, you may know him best as "the apples-and-gravity guy," but Sir Isaac Newton was arguably the greatest scientist who ever lived. His accomplishments and accolades read like a modern list of fake Chuck Norris trivia facts. Let's see if you can separate outlandish Newton lies from the equally amazing truths. See more »

  • Were Galileo's inventions all about the cosmos?

    Were Galileo's inventions all about the cosmos?

    Galileo was a man known for having his head in the clouds. But what down-to-earth creations is he responsible for? You might be surprised by the breadth of his influence. See more »

  • What did Abraham Lincoln invent?

    What did Abraham Lincoln invent?

    Well before becoming the 16th president of the United States, the young Abraham Lincoln was known for his interest in engineering and mechanics. What patent does Lincoln hold, and was his invention ever made? See more »

  • What did Albert Einstein invent?

    What did Albert Einstein invent?

    No one can dispute that Albert Einstein is one of history's greatest thinkers. Although he isn't really known as an inventor, his ideas formed the basis for some of the greatest inventions ever devised. Here are a few of the man's most revolutionary discoveries. See more »

  • What did Thomas Edison invent?

    What did Thomas Edison invent?

    With more than a thousand patents for inventions ranging from light bulbs to cement, Thomas Edison was one of the world's most prolific tinkerers. What did Edison dream up? See more »

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