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Who invented that?

The Inventor Archives is one of those sites which is an essential bookmark for anyone who loves winning trivia arguments down at their local hostelry. It lists inventions and inventors across a whole spectrum of stuff, and more importantly lets you search by invention or inventor’s name.

Did you know that the windsurfer was invented by a certain Newman Darby after watching his girlfriend Naomi sail a boat he’d made by standing up and steering it with her feet. Or that Douglas Engelbart first demonstrated his computer mouse invention in San Francisco in 1968? The only small caveat is that the site seems to be predominantly focussed on American inventors, which is a shame.

Red – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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