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Did You Know - Inventions & Discoveries

  • Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers are invented by women.

  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

  • In 1932. Engineer, Harry Jennings, built the first folding, tubular steel wheelchair. The chair was built for a paraplegic friend of Jennings called Herbert Everest. Together they founded Everest & Jennings, a company that monopolized the wheelchair market for many years.

  • Otto Frederick Rohwedder is generally credited with inventing the first automatic bread slicer in 1928.