There’s something mythical about inventors throughout history. People who were able to see the need for something that had never existed before and make it come to life. It’s a kind of genius that many aspire to but few ever achieve.
And while the world would look like little more than a group of scared cavemen in the woods without the long history of invention, it’s worth noting that sometimes inventors get lost in the shuffle. Ideas get stolen, or just built upon, and we lose track of who the real innovators were. Sometimes myth overshadows truth, and we all take for granted that we know a story that, well, we actually don’t.
This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!