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Debunking myths about inventors that people still believe

There are still a lot of myths involving some of the most crucial inventions of all time, and we're going to debunk them in this post.


Everyone refers to inventors as 'creators', 'geniuses' and even 'gods among men' because they had a third eye to come up with the most brilliant ideas of all time and managed to make the life of all people on Earth a little bit easier... Let's learn the truth about some of these people and their inventions.


It only feels right to give honor to whom it is due. Do you know of any other myths about famous inventors? Let us know in the comment section.


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9 Comments
flanderschristy
Very interesting. Marconi didn't invent the radio either, Tesla did. The patent company let Marconi have the patent even though Tesla already had it. Tesla won a lawsuit years later but the schoolbooks still teach Marconi. Tesla also invented modern day electricity but didn't get credited for that either. The list goes on & on.
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Dec 16, 2020 5:17PM
Darlene Davidson
Seems like the entrepreneurs beat the inventors and reap the rewards.
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Dec 16, 2020 5:21PM
Conrado De Leon
The story about Galileo is very interesting. The Dutch invented the device to observe things better at a distance, but the Dutch ruler decided it was a WAR SECRET, SINCE IT SUPPOSEDLY GAVE ADVANTAGE TO AN ARMY THE FACT OF OBSERVING THE ENEMY AT A SAFE DISTANCE. THE SECRET, THOUGH, WAS FILTERED TO iTALY AND GALILEO ADOPTED IT FOR CELESTIAL OBSERVARVATION. WHAT GALILEO DID INVENT WAS THE INVERTER PAIR OF LENSES, SINCE THE ORIGINAL DUTCH LENSES SHOWED THE IMAGE UPSIDE DOWN.
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Dec 16, 2020 6:33PM
Nicholas Miernicki
One of the more interesting set of stories, quizzclub, more info like this, please!
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Dec 16, 2020 7:59PM
Phil Whitley
Sorry, le Princes wife was Elizabeth Whitley, Sarah was her mother!!
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Feb 28, 2021 6:35AM
Doris Dallaire
Really interesting, I learned a lot.
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Dec 17, 2020 10:34PM
Bill-Gayle Wenrich
Mostly, Edison invented the research and development team.
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Dec 17, 2020 2:33PM
David Holmes
Samuel Morse developed the most practical telegraph which was in use for a long time. Edison started out as a telegrapher working for one of the US telegraph companies, he would have known the Morse code instead out. Edison took or otherwise had the credit for many inventions. The light bulb already existed, he or his team improved it and made it cheaper. Edison had an illogical hatred of Tesla's alternating current system and tried hard to "junk" it. Science and practicality won.
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Dec 17, 2020 3:11AM
Leticia Olsen
😂The Engineers are not the architects, and the architects are not the builders but who's got the credit!? Of course!! The DESIGNERS!!👍🏼🥳
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Dec 16, 2020 6:42PM

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