DEBUNKING THE MYTH: THE 10 THINGS THAT YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT HISTORY OF INVENTION THAT IS WRONG…

Everything You Think You Know About The History Of Invention Is Wrong

Nicholas Carlson BusinessInsider

Actually, Thomas Edison is NOT the inventor of the light bulb.

That would be Heinrich Goebel. Edison bought the patent for the light bulb from Goebel’s widow. [Source]

Truth is, Galileo yoinked the whole telescope idea from a Dutchman

Hans Lippershey made the first telescope in 1608. Galileo thought that was pretty smart, and copied Lippershey’s designs. [Source]

Pong was not the world’s first videogame

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

Marconi didn't invent the radio

Yoink!

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

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.

Einstein did not fail his math classes.

Is this right?

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Einstein did fine in school growing up. It is true, however, that Einstein always relied on others to check his math for errors. [Source]

Apple did not invent the graphical user-interface

Apple did not invent the graphical user-interface

Bloomberg

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…

Xerox did not invent the computer mouse

Xerox did not invent the computer mouse

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