Call Me an Inventor, Call Me Eccentric... But Can You Guess Who I Am?

These folks were the true trailblazers of their time.

Faye Remedios
Created by Faye Remedios
On Nov 8, 2023
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Are you ready to take a trip down the rabbit hole of eccentric inventors? From flying machines to time travel devices, these are the guys who dared to dream big and were the true trailblazers of their time. So, if you're a fan of oddities and peculiarities, you're in the right place. Let's see how much you know about the brilliant minds who have made their mark on history with their wild, unconventional ideas.

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This prolific inventor started out working as Thomas Edison’s assistant. Can you name him?

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As one of America’s earliest African-American scientists, this inventor is believed to have made the first clock built entirely in America. Can you name him?

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Known for his strange experiments, this mad scientist was obsessed with the effects of electrocution and was one of the first scientists to treat mental patients with electric shocks. Can you name him?

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This physicist and mathematician was known to experiment on himself while studying optics, even going so far as to poke himself in the eye with a needle. 

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He was known for his wacky gadgets, such as the automatic bacon-cooking machine and the aerial screw. Can you name him?

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Who invented the first practical helicopter?

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What did Elias Howe invent?

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What did Robert Jarvik invent?

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Leo Fender, the man who invented the best electric guitars, could not play the guitar himself. Is this True or False?

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How old was Louis Braille when he invented the Braille language for the visually impaired?

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