I've read that Benjamin Franklin invented them...
To list a few: Toothpicks, Peavey, Earmuffs, Doughnut Hole Machine, Snowmobile, Powerdrill, Snow Plow, Thermostat, Cog Mechanism for Locomotive Wheels, Communications Satellite (Telstar)
In 1980, while an independent contractor at CERN (June ï¿½ December 1980), Berners-Lee proposed a project based on the concept of hypertext, to facilitate sharing and updating information among researchers. With help from Robert Cailliau he built a prototype system named Enquire. After leaving CERN in 1980 to work at John Poole's Image Computer Systems Ltd, he returned in 1984 as a fellow. By 1989, CERN was the largest Internet node in Europe, and Berners-Lee saw an opportunity to marry hypertext and Internet. In his words, "I just had to take the hypertext idea and connect it to the TCP and DNS ideas and ï¿½ ta-da! ï¿½ the World Wide Web" . He used similar ideas to those underlying the Enquire system to create the World Wide Web, for which he designed and built the first browser (called WorldWideWeb and developed on NeXTSTEP) and the first Web server simply called httpd (which was short for HyperText Transfer Protocol daemon). Tim wanted people to combine their information and knowledge without thinking about the problem of geographic distance.
THE iron plow was invented to help the cotton production increase.
That's baloney. Iron plows helped produce more food. The Cotton Gin helped the cotton production increase. Think about it. Cotton doesn't need digging into the soil. Potatoes do.
I'm pretty sure the reason the Iron Plow was invented was because in 1797 Charles Newbold realized that wooden plows are stupid and that iron would be a much smarter alternative.Yes I realize that Jethro Wood made the first cast-iron plow with replaceable parts, but Newbold thought of the iron plow first.
Used to make long straight rows for rice and soybeans, the iron plow was found in the northern part of Central China and dates around 475-220 BC. Early plows were small and handheld. Animal drawn plows appeared around the 1st century BC.
Europe had iron plows around 1000 A.D.
In the 1600's, improved iron plows were brought to Holland from China and might be credited for the beginning of the Agricultural Revolution.
the first completely iron plow was developed sometime in the 1700s, but farmers were worried about iron poisoning the soil.
In 1837, John Deere made it out of steel
Polynesian islanders used surfboards hundreds of years ago, some of them went on to move to Hawaii where the sport develoed further and was introduced to the western world.