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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What were the famous Blaise Pascal inventions?

What were you doing at age 16? Blaise Pascal, a precocious 17th century French teenager, had already come up with his very own theorem. Some of Pascal's ideas even made it to the casino floor. How did this polymath affect your world?


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.

Why do people call things "the real McCoy"?

Many popular phrases have entered the American lexicon in a variety of ways, but few as quickly -- or as mysteriously -- as "the real McCoy." Was there a real McCoy? Where did this phrase come from, anyway?

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.

What were the famous Blaise Pascal inventions?

What were you doing at age 16? Blaise Pascal, a precocious 17th century French teenager, had already come up with his very own theorem. Some of Pascal's ideas even made it to the casino floor. How did this polymath affect your world?

Why is the Nobel Peace Prize kind of ironic?

Ever since the very first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901, the famous honor and its honorees (like Aung San Suu Kyi) have gotten rabble rousers all fired up. What's so ironic about peace, love and understanding?