10 Surprising Things Invented By Women!
Like men, women too have been credited with many discoveries and inventions of common and uncommon nature. Below we list some of these surprising things invented by women.
10. Apgar Scoring System
New born babies are tested for some important medical parameters during the first five minutes of their birth. This is vital for providing them medical attention, in case they need the same. This discovery was made by Virginia Apgar. She was a professor of Anesthesiology and discovered the Apgar scoring card in 1952.
9. Signal Flares
The Coston Night Signal discoverer was Martha Coston. She discovered the same after her husband, Benjamin Coston passed away. Benjamin was a scientist and was working with US Navy. The US Navy eventually bought the patent for the same for $20,000.
8. Foot Pedal Thrash Can
Lillian Gilberth was a member of National Academy of Engineering and had invented essential kitchen appliances as foot-pedal thrash can and electric food mixer. She worked on these inventions after sudden death of her husband Frank Gilberth who was working on these inventions.
The game Monopoly was created by Elizabeth Maggie who wished to implement the anti monopolistic ideas of single land value tax. Interestingly, she got only $500 for the patent and no royalties.
6. The Paper Bag
The grocery paper bag that we use so commonly was invented by Margaret Knight in 1860’s. She invented a machine that produced flat bottom paper bags.
5. The Dishwasher
Josephine Cochrane, a house wife got the idea of creating a dishwasher when her servant broke a few dishes while washing. She did quality research on the same and came up with the dishwasher in 1886.
4. Windshield Wipers
The credit of inventing windshield wipers goes to Mary Anderson who invented the mechanical wipers. She got a patent for the same in 1903 and her windshield wipers were originally made from wood and rubber attached to a lever.
3. Solar House
Solar devices are quite common these days. However the idea evolved for the first time in 1950 when Maria Telkes and Eleanor Raymond, an architect started working on the same. The research went a way forward in revolutionizing the concept of solar devices.
2. The Circular Saw
Tabitha Babbitt who was a member of Shakers, a religious community discovered the circular saw in 1800 after she noticed that pit saw used by men from her community needed some improvement.
Stephanie Kwolek, famous chemist is credited with discovery of Kevlar, an extremely strong substance. She came up with this discovery in 1960s and was essentially an accidental discovery as she was looking for ways to improve her car tiles.