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Vehicles

Vehicles

Designed by the French engineer Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, this initial prototype, invented before the American Revolution, back in 1769, was a tricycle powered by a chain motor. There were some drawbacks, of course, it moved at a speed of just three kilometers (1.8 miles) an hour and needed to stop every 15 minutes to be recharged.
In 1771, he caused the first car accident when he hit his creation on a brick wall. Talk about making history.

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#2

Rollerblades

Rollerblades

They were invented in the 1700s when a Dutchman attached wooden spools to wooden strips and nailed them to his shoes, from then on his invention spread, and in 1863, an American developed the conventional model of rollerblades, with the wheels positioned side by side.

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#3

3D Printer

3D Printer

Today 3D printers do everything, but they took a while to reach that level, the first printers of this type appeared around 1981 in Japan. The system used photopolymers to create a solid, printed model, built-in transversal layers.
The reason they were not famous at the time is that the technology was patented, it only became famous when the patent expired in recent years and people could "rip off" the invention without fear of a legal process.

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#4

Color Films

Color Films

Color films already existed in 1902, chemist and photographer Edward Raymond Turner used a process he patented in 1899 that involved a rotating disc of color filters to create the film, which showed his children playing on a swing and soldiers marching.

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Roadkill The Brave
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10 months ago

It tried to compete against the B&W Televisions that came out later but due to the size of the wheel it was loud, and the housing was huge. It wound up going the way of the dodo bird because it wasn't as adaptable as the B&W TV's. I just got done watching a 'History fails' on this actual thing.

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#5

Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments

Scientists who have examined the first musical instruments found in caves in southwest Germany have discovered new evidence showing that humans may have been using instruments for at least 42,000 years. The flutes found were made of bird bone and mammoth ivory.

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#6

Condom

Condom

The oldest condom ever found was in the city of Lund, Sweden, and is believed to have been manufactured and used around 1640 A.D. This particular condom was made from a pig's intestine and came with a manual written in Latin, who recommended "washing the condom in warm milk to prevent disease".
Some claim that there is evidence in the cave writings that the ancient Egyptians used condoms as early as 1000 B.C. Likewise, rock paintings about 2,000 years old in Combarelles, France, are believed to show the use of condoms.

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#7

Medical Consent (Prescriptions)

Medical Consent (Prescriptions)

The oldest example of a written medical consent form dates back to the 16th century Ottoman Empire. The form was found in the Qadi records. Qadis were Muslim judges who interpreted and administered Ottoman sharia law, they kept records that documented their decisions and their work.
In the case of the medical form, a patient, in the presence of witnesses, gave a surgeon written permission from his doctor to remove a bladder stone. He also promised not to sue if something went wrong during the surgery.

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#8

Mac And Cheese

Mac And Cheese

This typical dish from several countries dates back to at least the 14th century. Recipes have been found in several ancient books, including the medieval Italian book "Liber de Coquina" and the English "Forme of Cury". The latter describes a dish called "makerouns", made with fresh pasta, melted butter, and cheese.

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#9

Fax Machine

Fax Machine

They were invented in 1843, the first device was invented by Scottish mechanic and watchmaker Alexander Bain, who used discarded watch mechanisms in his creation. It worked like this: a needle, as you can find on a record player, was mounted on a pendulum, where it scanned a flat metal surface and captured and transmitted images.
But because it uses the telegraph technology and works in the same way as the Morse Code, inventor Samuel Morse filed a lawsuit against Bain, which ended the life of the Fax machine for quite a while.

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#10

Toilet Paper

Toilet Paper

Toilet paper was created in 589 in China, it is believed that in Zhejiang province, about ten million rolls of toilet paper were sold each year. At the time, this was a practice that many foreigners found curious.

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#11

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Ice cream possibly already existed in Ancient Rome, in A.D. 54, the Roman emperor Nero Claudius Caesar allegedly sent slaves to the mountains to collect fresh snow, which Nero's chefs mixed with honey, nectar and fruit pulp, creating the world's first ice cream.

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#12

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Electric cars became really popular thanks to the Tesla, but the first vehicle of this type was invented in 1828, at the time, Ányos Jedlik, a Hungarian inventor and engineer, created a type of electric motor and a small model of the car that was entirely powered by his new engine.

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#13

Seismograph

Seismograph

If you don't know, a seismograph is an instrument used to detect and record earthquakes. The first one was invented in ancient China, back in the year 132.
It was a bronze vase surrounded by eight dragons, each with a small bronze ball inside its mouth, and beneath these dragons were eight bronze frogs. Archaeologists and historians do not know how the machine worked, the most accepted theory is that there was a pendulum in the center of the vessel and the pendulum would move in case of seismic activity, which, in turn, would cause one of the dragons to spit a ball at the frog and give a geographical direction about the origin of the tremors.

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#14

Selfie

Selfie

Selfies became popular in the modern age, but Robert Cornelius is believed to have taken the first selfie in 1839. Apparently, during the early days of photography, selfies were popular because it was cheaper for photographers to use themselves as models while practicing photos, then it was to hire a professional model.

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#15

Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses

These lenses were conceptualized by none other than Leonardo da Vinci, in 1508. In his book, "Codex of the Eye, Manual D", da Vinci explained how a cornea can be strengthened by placing it in direct contact with water, submerging the face in a bowl of water or using hemispherical glass filled with water.
It was an impractical idea that was not tested successfully until 1888 when German ophthalmologist Adolf Gaston Eugen Fick created a contact lens with heavy blown glass that protected the cornea with a dextrose solution.

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#16

Nintendo

Nintendo

Nintendo became famous with the creation of its mascot Mario Bros in the 1980s, but the company is much older than that, Nintendo was actually founded in 1889. At the time the company sold card games called "hanafudas".

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#17

Submarines

Submarines

These vehicles were invented in 1580. The original idea for a submarine was first suggested by William Bourne, a great mathematician who also owned a local bar. Bourne's prototype, whose plans he published in his book "Inventions or Devises", was made of wood, surrounded by waterproof leather and fed entirely by oars. But, as he was more of a mathematician than an engineer, he never had the opportunity to test his theory.

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#18

Vending Machines

Vending Machines

Hero (or Heron) of Alexandria created a vending machine type device to make sure people didn’t abuse the holy water in Egyptian temples, and that was in 50 B.C.
They worked the same way today’s vending machines do, you put coins on top and the weight of the coin opened a valve that allowed holy water to flow, but in limited quantities, so that no one would abuse it.

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#19

Beer

Beer

The beer is so old that the Sumerians drank it in 6,000 B.C. These beers were sour because the less-than-sterile fermentation methods did not stop the bacteria from reproducing, and they had rotten aromas, caused by a compound called 4VG. They even wrote the drink recipe on a tablet.

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#20

3D Movies

3D Movies

3D films came in 1922, the first feature was a silent film called The Power of Love, about two lovers who must kill their wicked fiance before they can be together.
The three-dimensional effects were created in the shape of a red and green "double-stripe" anaglyph, which required the public to wear anaglyph glasses. Whether because of the special effects or the plot, the film did not have many fans, it was shown only twice, once in Los Angeles and shortly after in New York, after which it left the market and never came back.

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