Blaise Pascal of France first proposed the idea of the bus in 1662. However, the first motorized bus was likely the one designed by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney of Great Britain in 1830.Know More
Pascal proposed that a series of coaches should run routes around Paris, and he was able to convince King Louis XIV to grant a monopoly. However, while the coaches were initially used by many people, they lost popularity by 1675 when the routes were eventually stopped.
Sir Gurney's design used a steam engine for a stagecoach. By 1895, Germany had created its own version, but it used a standard single-cylinder engine rather than steam.Learn More
The history of forks goes back to the time of the Greeks, although it is unknown if a specific individual invented them. Original forks were large with two tines used to carve and serve meat. The tines kept meat from moving around during carving.Full Answer >
Eugene Schueller is credited as the inventor of the first permanent and commercial hair dye in the year 1907. Schueller called the dye Oreal, and his product would later grow into the company known today as L'Oreal.Full Answer >
The American football was not invented by any one person. Rather, the football developed over time as the rules of the game evolved and manufacturing techniques advanced.Full Answer >
The invention of the first mobile phone was on April 3, 1973, and was from Motorola. At the time, the cost of the phone ran at $3,995.Full Answer >