Some Amazing Inventions And Their Lesser-Known Inventors

  • 1. Car- Karl Benz. He invented the automobile which was practical, used a gasoline-powered internal-combustion engine and worked like modern cars do today.
  • 2. Air Conditioning- Willis Carrier. Willis, a 25-year old engineer from New York invented the first modern day air conditioning system, which sends air through water-cooled coils.
  • 3. Mobile Phone- Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first hand-held mobile equipment.
  • 4. World wide web- Berners-Lee invented the world wide web in 1990, which has taken on the shape of internet as we know it.
  • 5. Laptop- Adam Osborne. The laptop was invented by Adam Osborne in 1981. It was called ''Osborne 1'' and had a tiny computer screen built into it.
  • 6. Bicycle- Karl von Drais. The first bicycle is typically credited to German Baron, Karl von Drais in 1818. Karl Drais worked on a device that he named 'laufmaschine', which is a German word that means 'running machine'
  • 7. Motorcycle- Gottlieb Daimler. The first internal combustion, petroleum fueled motorcycle was the Daimler Reitwagen. It was designed and built by the German inventors Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885.