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8 Of Ben Franklin’s Incredibly Useful Inventions
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8 Of Ben Franklin’s Incredibly Useful Inventions

Besides his lightning rod he invented: the bifocals, an odometer,

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9 Inventions That Are Older Than You Thought
History

9 Inventions That Are Older Than You Thought

We modern folks tend to think of ancient people as

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Could A Sweat-Activated Perfume Be The Cure For Sweaty Pits?
Science

Could A Sweat-Activated Perfume Be The Cure For Sweaty Pits?

Good news for those who suffer from body odor and

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9 Times Inventors Copied Nature
Science

9 Times Inventors Copied Nature

Human beings are boundlessly creative, but we’re also not above

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A New Form Of Powdered Alcohol Called ‘Palcohol’: What Could Go Wrong?
Food

A New Form Of Powdered Alcohol Called ‘Palcohol’: What Could Go Wrong?

All of the effects of alcohol in a convenient powder.

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The Stupidest Inventions In the World
History

The Stupidest Inventions In the World

Inventors are often smart and wily people whose creations make

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How To Make Steel 10 Times Stronger Through Nanotechnology
Science

How To Make Steel 10 Times Stronger Through Nanotechnology

A Seattle-based startup claims the ability to increase the strength

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How Does the First Device Approved By The FDA Since 2007 to Treat Obesity Actually Work?
Science

How Does the First Device Approved By The FDA Since 2007 to Treat Obesity Actually Work?

Over two-thirds of adults in the United States are considered

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11 Leonardo da Vinci Inventions
History

11 Leonardo da Vinci Inventions

Leonardo da Vinci is most famous for his paintings including

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17 Interesting Facts About Snow-Filled Switzerland
Geography Travel

17 Interesting Facts About Snow-Filled Switzerland

Ah Switzerland, land of snow-capped mountains, chocolate, luxury watches, and

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11 Facts About the History of Confetti
History Lifestyle

11 Facts About the History of Confetti

Confetti enjoys a fairly simple existence as a New Year’s

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9 Things You Didn’t Know Were Invented By Women
History

9 Things You Didn’t Know Were Invented By Women

While we don’t spend very much time in school learning

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9 Accidental Inventions That Changed The Way We Live
Food History

9 Accidental Inventions That Changed The Way We Live

1. Saccharin or “Sweet N Low.”  In 1871 when chemist