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Inventions can change the world in an instant. Inventions are thought of every minute but very few of them actually make it to market. In this section we'll examine amazing inventions from all throughout history.

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Top 5 Ancient Aztec Inventions

While the Aztecs are best known for their warlike ways and human sacrifices, their culture also gave birth to elaborate crafts and a highly organized system of government. In fact, some of their inventions are still used today.


Who Made It? The Inventions Quiz

Who Made It? The Inventions Quiz

Can you match the invention to the inventor? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

When Was It Invented? The Technology Timeline Quiz

When Was It Invented? The Technology Timeline Quiz

Think you can pass our technology timeline quiz? Test your knowledge to see if you know how long these technologies have been around. See more »

How the Hybrid Sports Bicycle Works

How the Hybrid Sports Bicycle Works

The Hybrid Sports Bike is a three-in-one, combining gas, electric and pedal power. Learn more about the Hybrid Sports Bike at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Innovations in Winemaking

10 Innovations in Winemaking

Winemaking has been around for thousands of years, so there have been lots of innovations in the practice. Learn about 10 innovations in winemaking. See more »

5 Innovative Social Devices

5 Innovative Social Devices

Social devices like smartphones and tablets have changed our social lives. Learn about 5 of the most innovative social devices. See more »

How to Think of an Invention

Do you know how to think of an invention? Find out how to think of an invention in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ultimate Ballpoint Pen Quiz

The Ultimate Ballpoint Pen Quiz

We all use them, most of us every day -- but what do you really know about a pen? Take this quiz check your penmanship. See more »

Who invented the sandwich?

Who invented the sandwich?

Before you take a bite out of your sandwich, have you ever wondered who invented it? In this article by HowStuffWorks.com they answer the question: Who invented the sandwich? See more »

When was the first battery invented?

When was the first battery invented?

Batteries are a necessity for our every day life, but have you ever wondered when was the first battery invented? Find out with this article by HowStuffWOrks.com. See more »

10 Silly Inventions That Became Wildly Famous

10 Silly Inventions That Became Wildly Famous

10 silly inventions that became wildly famous are explained in this article. Find out what these crazy inventions were and who invented them by HowStuffWorks.com. See more »