Science | Innovation | 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.


Who Said It: Elon Musk or a Fictional Mad Scientist?

Who Said It: Elon Musk or a Fictional Mad Scientist?

Elon Musk is a pretty eccentric guy, but there's a limit to his madness, right? Let us know if the limit exists by taking our quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Who Invented It? The Famous Inventors Quiz

Who Invented It? The Famous Inventors Quiz

Think you can pass our famous inventors quiz? Test your knowledge to see if you know the minds behind the innovations. See more »

War of Currents, War of Words -- Who Said It: Tesla or Edison

War of Currents, War of Words -- Who Said It: Tesla or Edison

Though Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla worked together for a time, they were also bitter rivals. See if you can match the quotes to the right inventor. See more »

Fraudulent Findings and Laboratory Lies: The Science Scandals Quiz

Fraudulent Findings and Laboratory Lies: The Science Scandals Quiz

Take our quiz to see how much you know about the biggest lies, scams and scandals in the field of science. See more »

How Nikola Tesla Worked

How Nikola Tesla Worked

Nikola Tesla was an eccentric genius, well-known by contemporaries for his famous battles with Thomas Edison. What was Nikola Tesla really like? See more »

10 Reasons Why Tesla Is a Scientific God

10 Reasons Why Tesla Is a Scientific God

Nikola Tesla had patents galore, but his role in history books could be more. Learn why Tesla is a scientific god. See more »

Was Isaac Newton the Chuck Norris of science?

Was Isaac Newton the Chuck Norris of science?

How much do you know about Isaac Newton and his most famous inventions? Test your knowledge of Isaac Newton with this quiz. See more »

Why is the Nobel Peace Prize kind of ironic?

Why is the Nobel Peace Prize kind of ironic?

Why is the Nobel Peace Prize kind of ironic? Learn why some argue that the Nobel Peace Prize is ironic. See more »

What were the famous Blaise Pascal inventions?

What were the famous Blaise Pascal inventions?

Blaise Pascal's inventions ranged from mathematical theorems to Christian philosophy. Learn about the famous Blaise Pascal inventions. See more »

What did Thomas Edison invent?

What did Thomas Edison invent?

Thomas Edison gave us the first light bulb. Find out what else Thomas Edison invented with this HowStuffWorks article. See more »