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Fish - The patent was issued in 1750.When the first glue patent was issued, what was the main component?

a. Flour
b. Rubber
c. Fish
d. Tree sap


1930 - Richard Drew was the inventor.When was scotch tape invented?

a. 1894
b. 1886
c. 1900
d. 1930


Air conditioning - The first air conditioning unit was installed in 1902.What did Willis Carrier invent?

a. Air conditioning
b. Air bags
c. Color television
d. Windshield wipers


William Burroughs - William improved his machine in 1892 by including a printer.Who patented a calculating machine in 1885?

a. Edward Acheson
b. Percy Shaw
c. Thomas Fogarty
d. William Burroughs


Philips - The Philips Company demonstrated their tape in 1963.Which company designed the first cassette tape?

a. IBM
b. Samsung
c. Philips
d. Sony


1981 - This year also marked the first year that the mouse became a regular part of the computer.When were the first lap-tops sold to the general public?

a. 1981
b. 1978
c. 1994
d. 1986


1878 - The first book was published by the New Haven District Telephone Company.In what year was the first telephone book published?

a. 1954
b. 1921
c. 1878
d. 1906


1984 - This computer came with a GUI.When was the Apple Macintosh Computer introduced to the general public?

a. 1977
b. 1989
c. 1993
d. 1984


Sam - Sierra Sam was created in 1949.What was the name of the first crash test dummy?

a. Chris
b. Rob
c. Tom
d. Sam


Blind - Ralph invented cruise control.What handicap did inventor Ralph Teetor suffer from?

a. Deaf
b. Muscular Dystrophy
c. Blind
d. Paralyzed


Dewar - The Dewar flask was designed by Sir James Dewar.What was the name of the man who invented the first Thermos?

a. Fredericks
b. Robinson
c. Dewar
d. Cranston


New Jersey - The drive-in was created by Richard Hollingshead in 1933.Where did the first drive-in theatre open?

a. Delaware
b. Vermont
c. Iowa
d. New Jersey


1284 - The glasses were designed by an Italian named Salvino D'Armate.When was the first pair of wearable eye glasses invented?

a. 1892
b. 1284
c. 1456
d. 1678


Chicago - The Ferris wheel was invented by George W. Ferris.Invented in 1893, where did the first Ferris wheel appear?

a. Paris
b. London
c. New York
d. Chicago


China - This book was the first to use medicine to help solve crimes and was the beginnings of forensics.The first book, which outlined the difference between drowning and strangulation, appeared in which country?

a. China
b. England
c. France
d. Germany




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