There is no one person credited with inventing the jump rope, since it dates back to ancient times. The modern version of the jump rope is believed to have been invented in Egypt in 1600 A.D.
Though the jump rope dates back hundreds of years, it did not become popular until the early to mid 1900s. Jump ropes are used for play, but they also promote physical fitness. Jump ropes became less popular after the invention of the television, but as of 2014, they are still used by all ages. They are also a part of rehabilitation programs used by physical therapists.Learn More
Dr. James Naismith is credited for inventing netball. The no-dribble game was a spinoff of basketball that he invented in 1891 at a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.Full Answer >
No single person invented algebra. The roots of algebra extend to the ancient Babylonians, who first developed mathematical techniques to solve problems using algorithms. Later work by Greek, Persian and Indian mathematicians further extended these techniques and laid the foundations for modern algebra.Full Answer >
Items invented in 1998 include Windows 98, the iMac computer and the MP3 player. Viagra was also approved for use by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 1998.Full Answer >
William Morton first demonstrated the use of ether as an anesthetic, but no one knows who actually invented anesthesia. After Morton's demonstration at Massachusetts General Hospital, several people came forward claiming they had discovered anesthesia much earlier.Full Answer >