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5 Inventions That Weren't First Invented By Their Inventors

...and the real guys who should have taken the cred.

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1. The Telescope - Attributed to: Galileo

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"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. The Lightbulb - Attributed to: Thomas Edison

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“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:

3. The Telephone - Attributed to: Alexander Graham Bell

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"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:

4. The Airplane - Attributed to: The Wright Bros.

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"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:

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