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When we study the great inventions of the world, we find that they are either very simple, basic things like the wheel or very complex things like the computer. Some inventions were silly, some deadly serious, but even the inventions that were not successful were not all failures either. Each invention shed some light on the good intentions of the inventor and their quest to improve the quality of life. Here are some invention facts and myths meant to amaze, inspire and amuse you.

STOP: If you are planning on taking the Invention Trivia Quiz and haven't done so yet, do it now. Some of the answers appear in this section.

The Invention Facts are organized alphabetically by invention title. Pick any letter in this invention listing and you will find an array of interesting and revealing information.
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