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20 Things You Never Knew About Famous Inventions

Here's a list of 20 things you might not have known about inventions, sayings, or happenings that you are no doubt familiar with. Now you can finally make your parents proud with all this trivia.

1. Bag-pipes were invented in Persia, not Scotland

2. A Canadian doctor invented Basketball

3. High fives didn't exist until 1977

4. The word "hello" was invented because no one knew how to start a telephone call

5. Piñatas were invented in China

6. The guy who voiced Mr. Owl in Tootsie Pop cartoons also invented the artificial heart

7. Corn Flakes were invented to stop masturbation

8. Same with Graham Crackers

9. Baseball was first invented in England

10. The first touch-screen smartphone was invented in 1993

11. Nazis invented the blow-up doll

12. The machine-spun cotton candy machine was invented by William Morrison, a dentist

13. Isaac Newton invented the doggy door

14. The Rubik's Cube wasn't originally meant to be a toy

15. A Catholic priest invented the Big Bang Theory

16. The same company that invented aspirin, Bayer, also invented heroin as a cold medicine

17. The first boomerang was found in Poland, not Australia

18. Play-Doh was originally invented as a wallpaper cleaner

19. The Super Soaker was invented by a nuclear engineer out of a PVC pipe and Coke bottle

20. Michael Jackson didn't invent the moonwalk

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