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What inventions did you think of before someone else invented and brought them into reality in our every day lives?

Asked by RealEyesRealizeRealLies (30938points) August 21st, 2010

I thought of bag-less vaccum cleaners and push button telephones way before they were ever made in reality. Nothing official, but more like “Wouldn’t it be great if…?”

What did you invent before it was invented?

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KhiaKarma's avatar

Squeezable ketchup bottles.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Nail polish pens. I still kick myself for not doing more about it.

Nullo's avatar

The bionic eye that you hear about now and then, though my idea left out the computer.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I invented a device to assist in disarming some classes of IEDs. Since I was an active-duty serving officer, I was unable to patent it. I’m happy that it saves lives.

Nullo's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Was it that flaming harpoon thing, by any chance?

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Nullo No, less flamboyant than that.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Recloseable plastic disposable coffee cup tops (like from MacDonalds). I used to drive across country regularly and would cut the tops with my penknife so I could re-close them. Wish I’d patented that…

lazydaisy's avatar

fire, the wheel and aquaducts

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

that explains everything… no really, everything

catinthehat's avatar

Daisy lies – I invented aquaducts & I’m tired of her saying she did! ;^)

lazydaisy's avatar

kat is the liar here. Ask yourself who you really believe

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Lets form our own lying fowl supervillan team and call it AquaDucks!

JilltheTooth's avatar

@RealEyesRealizeRealLies ; For consistency with nomenclature, shouldn’t one of those weapons be a SuperSoaker? ;-)

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