The first webcam was invented to keep a check on the coffee level in the breakroom without having to get up and go there.
The roller coasters were invented to distract the people from debauchery like going to brothels. LaMarcus invented the roller coaster to make people enjoy the roller coaster ride instead of doing sinful acts.
Alexey Pajitnov invented Tetris game in 1984 but could never gain much profit from his invention. It was after he moved to the United States in 1996 that he started making profit off his game.
The stethoscope was invented because a French doctor was uncomfortable touching a woman’s chest to check her heartbeat.
T-shirts were invented in 1904 for bachelors who didn’t know how to sew buttons.
The revolving door was invented to prevent the air conditioned air inside the building escape each time the door was opened. The inventor of the revolving door didn’t like the social convention of men holding doors for women.
The first steam engine was invented in 1st century AD by a Greek man named Heron Alexandrinus. His design of the engine was never used until 1577.
Louis Braille got blinded while using an awl. He also invented the Braille reading system for the blind using an awl.
The Wifi was accidentally invented by Australian scientists while trying to spot black holes. The chip that generates wifi signals today was generated by CSIRO to detect black holes of the size of an atomic particle.
The bikini was invented on Bikini Atoll by Louis Reard while testing atomic bombs. He named his two piece “bikini”.
Viagra was originally invented as a medication to treat cardiovascular problems by dilating the blood vessels but failed. When the volunteers who took the medicine were asked to return the medicine, they refused.
When RADAR was invented, Germany’s planes were easily shot down at night. However, their enemies covered up the invention of RADAR by saying it was carrots that improved their night vision.
The wheel was invented thousands of years later than boats, ropes, baskets, and the first woven clothes invented.