When we think of the great inventions in history, we often think of those like Alexander Graham Bell inventing the telephone, or Thomas Edison inventing the light bulb. However, there are many great inventions that we often take for granted. For example, think about how today you've likely started your dishwasher, checked your home security system, stopped at a traffic light, or even sat down at a keyboard. So, who actually invented all of these? There are so many inventors that today remain relatively unknown! When you open that next can of soda, know that pull-tab soda cans were invented in 1967 by Ermal C. Fraze. He's a relatively unknown American inventor, but roughly 150 billion cans have his patented easy-open can tops today! Another is Marie Van Brittan Brown who invented the home security system in 1969. Her patent used television surveillance and remote controls more than 50 years ago! With the rise of the Maker Movement and Maker Culture, who knows what other groundbreaking and useful inventions could be coming our way.
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