Top 7 forbidden or lost inventions that could have changed the world
Some inventions and discoveries of genius people were not destined to become a part of our everyday life. Anyway, it doesn't mean that they weren't potentially world-changing. Read on to find out more about them.
Anyway, the composition of Starlite was lost. The material was created by British amateur chemist Maurice Ward and received publicity in 1990 after BBC's technology show "Tomorrow's World". Ward was always paranoid about somebody stealing his incredible invention, so he never revealed the formula to anyone. When he died in 2011, he took his secret to the grave.
#2 Birth control used in the times of Ancient Rome
Due to the rise of popularity, which was a serious problem, Silphium went extinct soon. The composition of the contraceptive remained unknown, so it was impossible to investigate which compound gave it its birth-controlling power.
#3 Greek Fire
The exact formula of the weapon was kept in secret, but modern scientists make a lot of assumptions about its composition. It may have been a combination of calcium phosphide, niter, sulfur, and pine resin.
#4 Sloot Digital Coding System
#5 Ogle Carburetor
Ogle tried to convince car companies to change the production and implement new designs in their cars. Unfortunately, there were too many licensing problems, and when Ogle died in 1981, he took the secret of the wonder carburetor to the grave.
#6 Flexible glass
#7 Global wireless power
Which of these surprised you the most? Do you think we could put any of these inventions to good use today? What is the greatest invention of humanity?
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