Sunday, March 23, 2014

inventions

What groovy item
was invented by
Englishman
Edward Craven
Walker in 1963?
Lava lamp. Groovy,
baby! Lava lamps,
which were a fixture
in every hip pad in the
1960s and 70s,
featured a mixture
of water and colored
oil that created swirl
patterns when
heated by a light bulb.
Ralph Samuelson
was only 18 when
he invented this
sporting item in
1922.
Water skis. The new
item was first used
on Lake Pepin in
Minnesota.
What piece of
clothing was
invented by
French fashion
designer Louis
Reard in 1946?
Bikini. The bikini, a
two-piece swimsuit
named for the Bikini
Atoll in the Pacific,
made its debut on
July 5, 1946.
What invention
was first installed
at a Hartford,
Connecticut bank
in 1889?
Pay telephone. William
Gray, inventor of the
pay telephone, also
invented the
inflatable chest
protector worn by
baseball umpires and
catchers.
What furniture
item was
invented by
California
furniture designer
Charles Prior Hall
in 1968?
Waterbed.
What plaything
was invented by
Joe McVicker in
1956?
Play-Doh. The stuff
was originally
intended to be
wallpaper cleaner! (I
used to eat this as a
child)
What beverage
was invented by
Charles Alderton in
1885 in Waco,
Texas?
Dr. Pepper. The
cherry-flavored cola
made its debut at
Morrison's Old Corner
Drugstore.
What did
cardiologist Dr.
Paul Zoll invent in
Massachusetts in
1952?
Pacemaker. The
pacemaker is an
electrical device that
regulates the
heartbeat.
What invention by
Garnet Carter
made its debut at
the Fairyland Inn
Resort in Lookout
Mountain,
Tennessee, in
1927?
Miniature golf. It was
originally called 'Tom
Thumb Golf'.
What toy was
invented by
Joshua Lionel
Cowen around
1900?
Electric train. His
middle name, Lionel,
is the source of the
Lionel Train brand
name.