Everything You Think You Know About The History Of Invention Is Wrong
Actually, Thomas Edison is NOT the inventor of the light bulb.
Truth is, Galileo yoinked the whole telescope idea from a Dutchman
Pong was not the world’s first videogame
The first videogame was written in 1952. It was called OXO. It was a digital version of tic-tac-toe. We don’t know, but we’re guessing the first OXO game ever ended in a tie. [Source]
Henry Ford did not invent the assembly line
He just made it better and more efficient. The assembly line has been around for millennia. You know those 8,000 clay soldiers buried in that ancient Chinese grave? The Teracotta Army? Assembly line-built. [Source]
Marconi didn’t invent the radio
Truth is, a lot of people worked on the idea. Everyone pretty much agrees that David Hughes was the first to transmit his voice over radio. [Source]
Al Gore did NOT claim to invent the Internet, mmk?
All he ever said was: “During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country’s economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.”
The steam engine was not James Watt’s idea
Miners were using steam-powered pumps 60 years before Watt came out with his Newcomen steam engine in the 1760s. In 1662, Edward Somerset wrote a book describing how a steam engine could work. [Source]
Einstein did not fail his math classes.
Apple did not invent the graphical user-interface
That was Xerox PARC. According to Walter Isaacson’s book, Steve Jobs saw it there, and was amazed enough to copy it. Jobs also saw the computer mouse there. But…