5 INVENTIONS BY WOMEN WHICH YOU DIDN’T KNOW
Creativity and critical thinking is not limited by gender. Women have been discovered in history to be great inventors of different equipments which are widely used in the modern world.
1. FIRST RESIDENTIAL SOLAR-HEATING SYSTEM
Physicist and solar-power pioneer Dr. Maria Telkes teamed up with an equally badass lady, the architect Eleanor Raymond, to build the first home entirely heated by solar power in 1947.
2. MONOPOLY GAME
Elizabeth Magie in 1904 invented one of the most famous board games of all time, responsible for endless hours of wholesome family fun and/or devastating family arguments under the original name The Landlord’s Game. Magie’s game was a critique of the injustices of unchecked capitalism, making it all the more ironic when her game was completely ripped off by Charles Darrow 30 years later, who sold it to Parker Brothers. The firm eventually tracked down Magie and paid her $500 for her troubles.
3. THE CAR HEATER
The first car heater, which directed air from over the engine to warm the chilly toes of aristocratic 19th-century motorists, was invented by Margaret A. Wilcox in 1893. She also invented a combined clothes and dish washer, which someone should please build immediately.
4. MEDICAL SYRINGE
Little did you know about the wonders of modern medicine. In 1899, Letitia Geer invented a medical syringe that could be operated with only one hand. Remember her the next time your doctor injects you with only one hand.
Marie Van Brittan Brown’s system for closed-circuit television security, patented in 1969, was intended to help people ensure their own security, as police were slow to respond to calls for help in her New York City neighbourhood. Her invention forms the basis for modern CCTV systems used for home security and police work today.