Inventors & Inventions: Ask the Fact Monster Questions
Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Inventors & Inventions
- Can you tell me what year and what model of car was the first to have a heater installed?
- What product was the first to be purchased by scanning its barcode?
- What were the first U.S. cities linked by a transcontinental phone line?
- When was the Heimlich maneuver first demonstrated?
- Where is the origin of fingerprinting?
- Did William Sturgeon invent the electromagnet? And if so why was that important?
- My son and a friend are working on a an 8th grade history project. Could you tell us who invented or patented bearings? He loves skateboarding and this is why he chose this topic.
- My son came home and asked me when KOOL-AID was invented, and by who. Can you help?
- Who invented the parking meter?
- Who is the Phillips head screwdriver named after? Is there really a Phillips?
- How did the lady who thought up the Slinky get the company to pay her for her idea?
- How fast did the original Wright brothers' airplane fly?
- When were tea bags invented?
- A project I am working on for this class requires that I know the exact distance between the grooves on a CD. I've looked everywhere, and I cannot find this information. I was hoping that you could tell me what the distance is, or at least where I could find such information on the Internet.
- Who invented the ambulance vehicle?
- A chemical first prepared by Felix Hoffman in 1897 and patented in 1899 became one of the most globally popular drugs of all time. Name it.
- Can you tell me who invented the ATM and when?
- Who, where and when was the first Teddy Bear made?
- Who invented the mailbox and when?
- Who invented Nintendo?
- My daughter is working on a school project and we want to know invented the scissors?
- Who was the first person to be cremated in the U.S.?
- Who invented peanut butter?
- Why do trains have emergency cords available to the public? Is there EVER a case where a passenger pulling the cord would be the right course of action?
- Is the monkey wrench named for a man named Moncky?
- When were contact lenses invented?
- What did Henry Blair invent?
- When were fortune cookies invented?
- Who was the only U.S. president to have a patent on an invention? What was the invention?