DDT

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This chemical was one of the most popular insecticides of all time. For a number of years it was put on crops to kill bugs and keep them away. It was not until later that people have found this chemical to be toxic. DDT was invented by Othmar Zeilder. Othmar was a German chemist that put this combination together. Later Paul Hermann Muller from Switzerland found that this mixture of chemicals was effective at killing bugs. While the combination was invented in Germany this man from Sweden got the Nobel Prize for it.…

Contact Lenses

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Millions of people all over the world wear contact lenses every day. The first contact lens was made in Germany by Adolph Fick. The lenses were large measuring 21 mm and were made from blown glass. The glass was blown and a solution containing sugar was put around the lenses so that they did not irritate the eyes. While they were big and bulky they set the motion for the design of the modern contact lens so people do not have to worry about glasses.…

Notepads

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The first notepad was made in Australia by J.A Birchall. He put a strip of glue across a stack of papers and used a piece of cardboard on the back to make it sturdy. People caught onto this idea and sold the notepad to people that liked to write. Now notepads are found in homes and businesses all over the world.…

Answering Machine

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This was an invention from Valdemar Poulsen who was Danish. He built this device back in 1898 before the first phone was even invented. This device was able to record a message and play it back later on. The first digital answering machine is actually from Japan but it followed the design of this first machine.…

Batteries

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Batteries are used often in the modern world. The first battery was made by Alessandro Volta in Italy. These batteries were made with copper and zinc. They were then designed to start a charge using salt water. While the first battery was crude it still had the idea of how a battery works and was the framework for modern batteries.…

Braille

Braille Top Most Popular Inventions From Countries Outside The US 2018

This form is a writing system that was designed to help blind people read. There are little dots that mean different letters and words and special typewriters that will print this out. When a person puts their finger on the dot they will be able to tell what it means after being taught how to read it. This form of writing was invented in France by Louis Braille who first used the French alphabet. Later this form of writing was developed for use in many different languages.…

Sewing Machine

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This invention was from the England. It was invented by Charles Fredrick Wiesenthal back in the 1750s. This sewing machine at a needed at one end and an eye to put the thread in at the other. This was the first mechanical device that has been used for sewing. While other inventors have improved on the design this was the first sewing machine to hit the world and make things easier for the average person.…

Birth Control Pills

Birth Control Pills Top Most Famous Inventions From Countries Outside The US 2018

Many people think that the United States is responsible for the invention of the birth control pill. While Americans were some of the first people to use birth control and accept it they were not the inventors of this. An Australian immigrant was in Mexico City and was studying human sexuality. Carl Djerassi was the first person to develop this pill but he did not have the means to test it out. Other scientists picked up on this research and this idea. By the time the birth control pill hit the market everyone thought it was an invention from the United States.…