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Updated on Nov 18, 2019. Posted on Nov 17, 2019

Only A History Expert Can Get 7/8 On This "World-Changing Inventions" Quiz

Prepare to be surprised.

  1. Which came first?

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    The lighter!

    In 1823 Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner invented the first lighter. Three years later the first successful friction match was invented by John Walker.

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  2. Which came first?

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    The patent for the telephone!

    Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for the telephone in 1876. Three years later, in 1879, Thomas Edison and Joseph Swan were both granted patents for the incandescent light bulb.

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  3. Which came first?

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    The first manned hot air balloon!

    In 1783, frenchman Pilatre De Rozier launched the first hot air balloon (the first trips were taken by animals, but within two weeks brave humans went up). The steam-powered train actually came many years later, either in 1814 (when the first train ran in England) or 1825 (when the first public train with passengers was launched).

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  4. Which came first?

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    Eyeglasses!

    Eyeglasses were invented in Italy in the late thirteenth century. The Ottoman Empire was among the first to use rifles, but that came later — in the fifteenth century.

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  5. Which came first?

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    The first flight!

    Brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright pulled off the first manually controlled, fixed wing, motorized aircraft flight in 1903. British army officer Ernest Swinton invented the tank in 1915.

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  6. Which came first?

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    The ballpoint pen!

    John J. Loud invented the ballpoint pen in 1888. Whitcomb Judson invented the zipper in 1891.

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  7. Which came first?

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    The gas-powered car!

    In 1886, Karl Benz (yep, of Mercedes-Benz fame) invented the first gas-powered car. The vacuum cleaner was patented in 1901 by British engineer Hubert Cecil Booth and American inventor David T. KenneyIn.

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    The ice making machine!

    Australia's James Harrison produced the world's first practical ice making machine in 1856. A couple decades later, in 1877, Thomas Edison invented the world's first working phonograph.

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