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Batteries and Fig Newtons have been around for over 200 years.

20 things that were invented much earlier than you probably thought

Innovation can be a long, slow process. These items had more primitive beginnings than you might think.
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13 things that were invented much earlier than you probably thought

Innovation can be a long, slow process, and these items had more primitive beginnings than you might think.
Sriracha and Diet Coke were introduced relatively recently.

30 products that haven’t been around for as long as you’d think

From simple foods like sliced bread to technological innovations from Apple, you'll be surprised how recently these products were put on the market.
Denim was invented in France.

16 things you thought were invented in the US — but weren’t

Apple pie, hot dogs, peanut butter — many things you thought were invented in the USA were actually created in other countries.

This dad from China invented a ‘baby pod’ backpack to protect his child from the coronavirus

Inventor Cao Junjie spent a month making his baby isolation pod, which pumps purified air and has built-in rubber gloves to prevent skin contact.
Furby took over the 90s.

15 outrageous ideas that made people ridiculously rich

Everyone has million-dollar ideas, but people rarely act on them. Mistakes, too, can also sometimes mean millions.
We can thank screen legend Hedy Lamarr for inventing wireless communication.

14 world-changing innovations by women that were originally credited to men

Female scientists are responsible for early sketches of the computer and the DNA double helix — but they often weren't given credit for their work originally.
Tuna mayo flavor (left) and menta mayo flavor (right) food sheets.

A Japanese company’s new mayonnaise slices are pitting mayo lovers and haters against each other

The food-sheet line includes tuna mayo and menta mayo — and even chocolate ganache — flavors that are all designed to melt on your plate.

20 products you won’t believe were created the same year

Some inventions are so ubiquitous that it feels like they've been around forever, but many are more recent than you might think.
American inventor and businessman Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931) with an Edison Standard Phonograph, at his lab in West Orange, New Jersey, 1906.

19 incredible things you never knew Thomas Edison invented

Thomas Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors of all time, earning 1,093 patents for a trove of creations that helped shape history.