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Zamboni

Zamboni

Frank Zamboni invented the world’s first self-propelled ice resurfacing machine in 1949, which he trademarked the ZAMBONI® ice resurfacing machine. Frank Zamboni Frank Zamboni was born in 1901, in Eureka, Utah. At the age of twenty-one, Zamboni moved to California ...

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YouTube

YouTube

YouTube was invented by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim out of a garage in Menlo Park. The inventors became millionaires when they sold their invention for 1.65 billion dollars to the search engine Google. According to their fact ...

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Yo-Yo

Yo-Yo

D.F. Duncan Sr. was the co-patent holder of a four-wheel hydraulic automobile brake and the marketer of the first successful parking meter. He was also the genius behind the first premium incentive where you sent in two cereal box tops ...

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Yellow Pages

Yellow Pages

The very first time the term yellow pages was used was in 1883. A printer working on a regular telephone directory ran out of white paper and used yellow paper instead. In 1886, Reuben H. Donnelly produced the first Yellow ...

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Wristies

Wristies

In 1994, Kathryn Gregory, now a teenager from Bedford, Massachusetts, became an inventor and an entrepreneur at the age of ten. Kathryn invented and trademarked Wristies. Wristies are protective winter gear that are designed to be worn under your coat ...

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Wrenches

Wrenches

A wrench is a tool – the English call it a spanner – that is usually operated by hand, and is made for tightening or loosening bolts, nuts or anything that needs to turn. Solymon Merrick patented the first wrench ...

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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows

On November 10, 1983, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, Microsoft Corporation formally announced Microsoft Windows, a next-generation operating system that would provide a graphical user interface (GUI) and a multitasking environment for IBM computers. Introducing Interface Manager ...

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Wheelchair

Wheelchair

It is uncertain as to what can be considered the first wheelchair, or who invented it. The first known dedicated wheelchair (invented in 1595 and called an invalids chair) was made for Phillip II of Spain by an unknown inventor. ...

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Wheel

Wheel

The wheel is everywhere on all our cars, trains, planes, machines, wagons, and most factory and farm equipment. What could we move without wheels? But as important as the wheel is as an invention, we don’t know who exactly made ...

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WebTV

WebTV

“Zenith Electronics is planning a television set that will incorporate a microprocessor and modem, as well as technology developed by Diba Inc. that allows viewers to surf the Web via a remote control device.”  – Wall Street Journal, May 10 ...

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