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Isaac Newton invented the doggy door

“Isaac Newton purportedly invented the cat flap (also known as the doggy door). He was said to put two cat flaps on his door, a large one and a small one, for his two pet cats.”


Piñatas were invented in China

“Marco Polo discovered the Chinese fashioning figures of cows, oxen or buffaloes, covered with colored paper and adorned with harnesses and trappings. After burning the remains, people gathered the ashes for good luck throughout the year.”


Corn Flakes were invented to stop masturbation

“In 1898, John Harvey Kellog introduced another health food known as “Corn Flakes.” Corn Flakes — like Graham Crackers and Granola — were designed to avoid inflaming the sexual appetite. At that time, they were not sweetened with sugar. Kellogg believed that sugar was unhealthy and associated with vice and degeneracy.”


Same with Graham Crackers

“The Graham cracker was conceived of as a health food as part of the Graham Diet, a regimen to suppress what he considered unhealthy carnal urges… Graham would often lecture about the adverse effects of masturbation or “self-abuse” as it was commonly called at the time.


The machine-spun cotton candy machine was invented by William Morrison, a dentist

A Catholic priest invented the Big Bang Theory

Georges Lemaitre, a Catholic priest living in Belgium, was the first to put forth the idea that all matter was once condensed into one place before it expanded.



The Rubik’s Cube wasn’t originally meant to be a toy

“Although it is widely reported that the Cube was built as a teaching tool to help Ernő Rubik’s students understand 3D objects, his actual purpose was solving the structural problem of moving the parts independently without the entire mechanism falling apart. He did not realize that he had created a puzzle until the first time he scrambled his new Cube and then tried to restore it.”

The first touch-screen smartphone was invented in 1993

It was made called the IBM Simon and was a mobile phone, pager, PDA, and fax machine all in one.


A Canadian doctor invented Basketball

“The first game – comprising two teams of nine – took place on 21 December 1891. The final score was 1-0.”

Nazis invented the blow-up doll

“The project was meant to “counterbalance” the sexual desires of German troops and was considered “more secret than top secret”. Borghild (the name of the doll) aimed to reflect the beauty-ideal of the Nazis: white skin, fair hair and blue eyes.”


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