Orville and Wilbur, the Wright brothers are the American aviation pioneers who gained their mechanical skills by working for years in the Ohio shop with printing presses, bicycles, motors and machinery.
Blinded after an accident when he was three years old, Louis Braille developed a code language for blind people. Braille writing consists of dots and dashes which could be interpreted by the touch of a finger. Each set of arrangement of dots denoted an alphabet or a numerical.
It was Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis, a Hungarian obstetrician, who instituted washing hands with soap and chlorine to avoid puerperal fever after performing surgery. Joseph Lister built upon the idea and developed his own antiseptic surgical method to avoid fatalities in both doctors and patients.
Dr Oppenheimer was the leader of the Manhattan Project, which was the first program to develop nuclear weapons. He supervised the atomic bomb's test commonly known as the Trinity Test. The bomb was developed in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and was tested in a remote desert location near Alamogordo.
Karl Benz developed a single cylinder, two-stroke engine, which he demonstrated on New Years Eve in 1879. Karl Friedrich Benz was a German mechanical engineer. He developed the first practical, internal-combustion-powered automobile in 1885. It was a three-wheeled automobile, which was called the Motorwagen.
Charles Hard Townes from Greenville, South Carolina, was an American physicist. Townes and two other Soviet physicists, Aleksandr M. Prokhorov and Nikolay G. Basov won a joint Noble prize in physics for inventing the laser. He also developed the idea of using ammonia molecules for microwave radiation amplification, which was later referred to as the maser.
Born in September 12, 1818, Richard Jordan Gatling from Maney's Neck, North Carolina, invented a crank-operated multibarrel machine gun and patented it in 1862. The patented machine gun was also known as "the Gatling gun," which he developed as a result of the outbreak of the Civil War.
The legendary Serbian-American scientist and inventor was born on July 10, 1856. He also discovered the rotating magnetic field, which further helped him in inventing the AC (alternating current) electric motor. He sold the AC patent rights to George Westinghouse who used it to develop transformers, dynamos, and motors.
Ernest Swinton was also a writer and a member of the British military who played a major role in inventing tanks and other armored vehicles for war purposes. Swinton later became professor of military history at Oxford University from 1925 to 1939.
Felix Hoffman was a German chemist. While working at Bayer, he synthesized two chemical substances for medicinal purposes - aspirin and heroin. Aspirin is still an over-the-counter medication. Hoffman then went on to work in various pharmacies in Germany; he studied chemistry and pharmacy from the University of Munich.
In 1794, U.S. born inventor Eli Whitney patented the machine that revolutionized cotton production by speeding up the process by removing the seeds from the cotton plants. His invention was beneficial because some parts of USA grew cotton plants that had shorter fibers.
Born in 1674, Jethro Tull was an English agriculture entrepreneur who invented the horse-drawn seed-drill. This type of seed drill was more efficient and improved the yield of crops before the industrial revolution.
The Scottish blacksmith and inventor was born in 1812, and he invented a rear wheel driven bicycle through the use of a chain. Macmillan never thought of patenting the design and make money out of it. However, others realized the potential of the design and developed their own version of the pedal bicycle.
Robert Thomson was the son of a mill owner. In 1845, he acquired a patent for pneumatic tires - a hollow leather tire enclosed in a rubberized fabric tube filled with air. Thomson's pneumatic tires ran for roughly 2000 miles.
Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born on April 27, 1791, in Charleston, Massachusetts. The American painter and inventor also developed the electric telegraph somewhere between 1832-35. Morse code is a system for representing alphanumerical values and punctuation. The code language was used as a means of communication during World War II.
Robert Noyce was an American engineer who invented the system of interconnected transistors using a single silicon chip. The entire arrangement was known as an integrated circuit. He along with Gordon Moore and Andy Grove started their own company – Intel
Alfred Nobel was a Swedish scientist who was born on October 21, 1833. Apart from inventing the dynamite, he also willed his wealth to establish the prestigious Nobel Prize. After inventing dynamite, Nobel had established 90 factories and laboratories in more than 20 countries.
There have been countless discoveries and inventions by scientists and intellectuals that made our lives easier and helped us better understand the world around us. Think you know all the scientists behind these innovative inventions? Take this quiz to find out:
Introduced in Generation III as a new game mechanic, Pokémon abilities referred to the various powers and moves that each Pokémon possessed. Each of these abilities can be used by a Pokémon when told to in a battle. Can you match the ability with the Poké
Memorable movies often leave behind certain moments you simply can't forget. From famous quotes to interesting tidbits about the actors and the movie, we present a quiz that will thoroughly entertain you. Let's see if you can guess all 45 dialogues correctly to claim the title of ultimate movie buff!
On the 1st of July in the year 1962, the USPS department decided to introduce a 5 digit ZIP code, which meant they had to revise their state abbreviations due to space constraints. Now, each state has its unique postal abbreviation and if you don't want to lose your mail, you must get the postal abbreviations right. Do you think you know the abbreviations to ALL 50 states? Take the quiz to find out.
Google stumped users when it released its spell trends. Users were apparently googling the spellings to words like schedule and even decision. Do you think you know better? Take this basic spell test to find out how good you are!
There was a time when everyone wanted their secret laboratory like Dexter or couldn't wait for "Mythbusters" to start on the Discovery channel. If you have loved science irrespective of the mind-boggling equations and unpronounceable names of plants, then you will definitely enjoy this quiz. Take this quiz and find out how well-versed you are with the various facets of science.
Netflix’s most popular animated comedy series, BoJack Jackson follows the misadventures of an anthropomorphic horse who once starred in a '90s sitcom. The show is highly praised for its realistic depiction of issues such as sexism, racism, childhood trauma, mental health, sexual orientation, and more. It has won numerous accolades from Writers Guild of America Awards, Annie Awards, Critics' Choice Television Awards, and Gold Derby Awards.
With the 99th Precinct watching the streets of New York, no criminals can escape! Isn’t it “noice” to have such great detectives battling all sorts of trouble in their uniquely witty way? If you have guffawed at Holt’s deadpan expression or admired how tough Rosa is, or say “cool, cool, cool, cool” every time you are anxious, then take this quiz and find out how well you know Brooklyn Nine-Nine. So, ready, set, NINE-NINE!
If nihilistic optimism were to be explained in various ways, this show would definitely be an out-of-this-world example. Rick and Morty has received love from around the globe for its gripping story structure and the mindblowing adventures that the protagonists venture into. It is a show that explores possibilities, philosophical ruminations, despair, and even drama to keep you entertained. Think you've followed enough of the show to know everything about it? Take this quiz!