1. 1. The Telescope - Attributed to: Galileo
“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” - Galileo
Betchya Galileo didn’t want THIS truth discovered. The real brain behind the game was this guy:
2. Hans Lippershey
..who in 1608, whipped up an invention for “seeing things far away as if they were nearby”
3. 2. The Lightbulb - Attributed to: Thomas Edison
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” - Edison
Seems like the real guy gave up too soon. The long face says it all:
4. Sir Humphry Davy
…who in 1815 refused to patent his lamp. He also claimed to “have learned more from [his] mistakes than [his] successes.”
Mhm, sure he did….
5. 3. The Telephone - Attributed to: Alexander Graham Bell
“Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.” - Bell
Doesn’t quite seem like any sort of cooperation went down, especially after THIS guy filed suit:
6. Antonio Meucci
…who only needed $20 more for a patent. This one tastes a little fishy though - for he filed patents in 1872, ‘73, ‘75, and ‘76.
..man shoulda pRiOrItIzEd
7. 4. The Airplane - Attributed to: The Wright Bros.
“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.” - Orville Wright
Unfortunately the real guy (literally) crashed and burned - well, not burned thank gawd:
8. Richard Pearse
…who in 1903, crashed into a hedge and called it a day. He shrubbed it off, to say the least.
9. 5. The Car - Attributed to: Henry Ford
“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” - Ford
Must have been BFFs with this Kerl* :
*translation: German for “guy”