The microwave was invented by Dr. Percy LeBaron Spencer.. The technology behind the microwave was discovered by accident when Spencer noticed that his candy bar melted while working on a radar-related project. He made this discovery, shortly after World War II, in 1946.
When the discovery of the possibility of using a microwave oven to heat food was discovered, units were produced for commercial applications. While they did not have instant success, new iterations of the product saw household units produced for sale. It is estimated that the microwave oven became more popular than typical gas ranges, on a yearly sales basis, during the mid 1970s.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 >