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50 Inventions Each of the US States Famous For

50 Inventions Each of the US States Famous For


The United States of America. The land of the free, Home of the brave — inventors! With 50 different states, an area of 3.8 million
square miles, and a population of nearly 330 million people, you can just imagine how many
inventions have come from the U.S. Let’s take a look at some of the best ones
from each state. 1. Alabama: The Electric Hearing Aid
Miller Reece Hutchinson had a friend who became deaf after getting scarlet fever, so Reece
put all of his time and energy into trying to invent a hearing device. He finally succeeded in 1898, giving his friend
the chance to hear again. 2. Alaska: The Kayak
When you think kayak, you think a nice summer day, paddling in the water and taking a swim
when the sun gets too hot. This doesn’t sound like something you’d
be able to do in Alaska. But the truth is, the Kayak wasn’t invented
for recreational purposes, but rather for hunting
3. Arizona: The Taser
The same man who sent men to the moon, Jack Cover, also developed the Taser in his spare
time. Taser is short for Thomas Swift Electric Rifle. Cover was fascinated by the stories about
Tom Swift when he was a child, and that’s why he decided to name the device after him. 4. Arkansas: Sound-Cinema
If it weren’t for a man named Freeman Owens, we might still be watching silent movies. He completely changed the movie making business
when he created the process of putting sound onto film. We all thank you Freeman. 5. California: Google
If you never use any of the other inventions that were created in the previously mentioned
states, I know for a fact you’re using google, like, right now. Thanks to Sergey Brin and Larry Page, we’re
able to search the internet for almost anything we want to know or see. 6. Colorado: The wheel clamp
If you’ve ever parked somewhere you shouldn’t have and you came back to find a big clamp
on your wheel, you can thank Frank Marugg, who invented the wheel clamp for his friends
in law enforcement. 7. Connecticut: Can Opener
Connecticut’s very own Ezra Warner created this device as an improvement to the method
of using a hammer and a chisel to open cans. I must say, I do prefer her method to the
old one. 8. Delaware: Kevlar
Stephanie Kwolek created Kevlar in 1965. If you don’t know what this is, well, it’s
actually the material that makes bulletproof vests, well, bulletproof. I know not everyone has a bulletproof vest,
but I’m sure all the cops are pretty happy about this invention. 9. Florida: Air Conditioning – how appropriate! When we’re sitting in the office on a hot
summer’s day feeling the nice cool air blowing from the AC, we should thank John Gorrie,
who invented it in 1841. If it weren’t for him, we’d be sitting
in our own sweat all day. 10. Georgia: Coca-Cola
Did you know that coca cola was first sold as a medicine before it became one of the
best-selling sodas in the world? Pharmacist John Smith Pamberton invented it
in the 1800’s. It was advertised as a medicine that was beneficial
to women, whose inactive employment causes depression. I guess I drink a good amount of medicine
every day then. 11. Hawaii: The Surfboard
This invention, other than the Kayak, fits the state it was created in. In this sunny, beach-vibe state, it would
be unusual to not try surfing. Joseph Banks invented the surfboard in 1769. 12. Idaho: The Television
The first blueprints for the television were actually drawn on a chemistry classroom blackboard
back in the early 1900’s by Idaho’s Philo Farnsworth. Philo, as a farm boy, got his inspiration
for scanning an image as a series of lines from the back-and-forth motion used to plow
a field. 13. Illinois: The Cell Phone Invented by Martin Cooper in 1973, the first
cell phone was a Motorola, which was first known as “the brick” for its massive size. He was the first in history to make a handheld
cellular phone call in public. 14. Indiana: Voicemail If you want to thank Scott Jones for creating
Voicemail in the early 90’s, please leave a message after the tone. Or leave it in the comments after this video. This invention made him rich enough to retire
at age 31. 15. Iowa: The Tractor Farmer John Froelich was tired of dragging
his steam-powered harvester through his fields, so he decided to invent the world’s most
famous tractor, the John Deere, in 1890. This was the first tractor invented that was
stable and had gears to move forwards and backwards. 16. Kansas: The Helicopter
Kansas native, Rex Maneval, developed the helicopter in 1939, although he never really
got past the point of free flying without having the copter tied to the ground. In 1974, he donated the Maneval’s Helicopter
to the Kansas Historical Society. 17. Kentucky: Gas Mask Seeing how firefighters struggled to breathe
while they were working, Garret Morgan decided to invent what was known as a “safety hood”
in 1914. This device was later advanced to carry its
own air source, which then earned it the modern name “gas mask”. 18. Louisiana: Binocular Microscope John Riddell developed the first binocular
microscope in 1852, which allows researchers to look through the scope with both eyes. He was one of the first people to do an extensive
microscopic investigation, in which his focus was on the cholera disease. 19. Maine: The Diving Suit Leonard Norcross successfully invented the
first fully enclosed diving suit in 1834, which he called “underwater armour”. This suit allowed dreams to come true for
all the people who wished that they could breathe underwater. 20. Maryland: Latex Medical Gloves Being the first chief of surgery at Johns
Hopkins Hospital, William Steward Halsted invented the latex gloves used by all doctors
to prevent transferring germs to their patients. This was a massive turning point in medical
history, as the transmission of germs was decreased significantly. 21. Massachusetts: Facebook I’m sure all, or at least most of us, use
this social media platform to share our pictures and thoughts, and to communicate with our
friends and family. Mark Zuckerberg first developed Facebook in
his college dorm room at Harvard University in 2002. 22. Michigan: Assembly Line The assembly line is an efficient process
for producing a mass of complex products. Ransom E. Olds was a pioneer in the American
automotive industry, and the first person to use the assembly line process to put together
automobiles. Using this process helped him to quintuple
the production of his factory. 23. Minnesota: Post-It Notes You know those little notes your wife or mom
leaves you in your lunch box telling you how much she loves you? Well, two scientists, Arthur Fry and Spencer
Silver, created those post-it notes in Minnesota. 24. Mississippi: The Lung Transplant Technique James D. Hardy performed the very first human
lung transplant at University Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1963. This was a game changer in the medical field,
because it would mean an extension of life for many, and an enhancement in life to others. 25. Missouri: Ice Cream Cones One year at the St. Louis World’s fair,
an ice cream vendor ran out of cups. Thinking fast, he asked a nearby waffle vendor
to roll up some waffles for the ice cream. Thus came the invention of the Ice Cream Cone
we know today. 26. Montana: The Holter Monitor Test Norman Holter developed this test in 1947,
which was the pioneer of heart monitors. The Holter moniter is a small device that
measures your heart’s rate and rhythm. 27. Nebraska: The Ski Lift Imagine going skiing, but having to hike all
the way up the mountain first. You’d probably be too worn-out to even want
to ski anymore. Because of James Curran, that isn’t necessary,
thanks to his invention of the ski lift in 1936. 28. Nevada: Blue Jeans
Don’t know what to wear? What do you put on? Jeans off course. Levi Strauss invented this iconic piece of
clothing –the blue jeans – in 1873. 29. New Hampshire: The Washing Machine We should all give a big thanks to Nathaniel
Briggs, who invented the washing machine. Well, unless you enjoy washing your clothes
in the tub. 30. New Jersey: The Lightbulb Most of us probably know that Thomas Edison
invented the lightbulb. What we all don’t know is that this invention
happened in his laboratory, which was in Menlo Park, New Jersey. 31. New Mexico: The Clean Room In 1962, Willis Whitfield invented the cleanroom. This idea entailed a ceiling-to-floor forced-air
system to protect experiments from being exposed to humidity, microbes and dust. This invention earned him the nickname “Mr
Clean”. Cleanrooms are used today to manufacture just
about anything from screen prints to semiconductors. 32. New York: The Credit Card This invention again suits the state where
it was invented. The credit card, of course, was invented in
one of the best shopping spots on the planet, New York. John Biggins invented it in 1946. I’m guessing he had a bit of a shopping
addiction. 33. North Carolina: The Airplane Wilbur and Orville, who are known as the Wright
brothers, are American aviation pioneers who were the first to invent a man-powered flying
machine in 1903. They named it the “Wright Flyer”. If it weren’t for these two, fixed-wing
powered flight might not have ever existed. 34. North Dakota: Cream of Wheat This is a type of breakfast, which is, as
the name gives away, made out of wheat. It was invented by Wheat millers in Grand
Forks, and in 1893, made its debut at the world’s fair in Chicago. 35. Ohio: The Three-Color Traffic Signal Garrett Morgan was known for many amazing
inventions, one of which is the three-color traffic signal we use in our everyday lives. He completely revolutionized driving, as we
know it. After all, can you drive anywhere without
hitting a traffic light? 36. Oklahoma: The Electric Guitar If you were ever wondering whom completely
transformed the rock and roll industry, it was Bob Dunn. He was the first person to electrify his guitar. He was even elected to the steel guitar hall
of fame back in 1992. 37. Oregon: The Computer mouse The computer mouse you use to control the
cursor on your computer was actually invented in Oregon by Douglas Engelbart back in 1964. Engelbart initially named it “bug” which
I think is also a suitable name, since it does kind of look like a bug. 38. Pennsylvania: The Fire Hydrant Frederick Graff changed the old pipe system
of water works from wood to iron. His work was so good that he supplied details
of the pipe system to other states in the U.S. You can bet dogs across America are thankful
for Mr. Graff’s invention! 39. Rhode Island: Diners If you love eating burgers and drinking coffee
at your favorite diner, Walter Scott is the man to thank. In 1872, Scott invented a horse drawn restaurant,
which was the birth of diners. He was the father of the first of many diners
loved by America. 40. South Carolina: The Submarine The Confederate Army manufactured the first
successful submarine in South Carolina. A submarine is the only underwater watercraft
that can be used for transportation. This was a ground breaking invention for the
military. 41. South Dakota: The Cyclotron We’ve all heard of the Cyclotron right? Well only some of us of a certain age do,
and it was invented in South Dakota by Ernest Lawrence in 1932. It’s an early form of particle accelerator. If that clears anything up. 42. Tennessee: Cotton Candy Cotton Candy was born in Nashville Tennessee. The inventers were John Wharton and William
Morrison, who initially named it “Fairy Floss”. I kind of like the original name. Don’t know why they changed it. 43. Texas: The Electric Typewriter One day while typing at a snail’s pace,
almost falling asleep, James Field Smathers realized that there was a great need to increase
the speed of typing. To him, electric power seemed to be the obvious
answer. In 1912, his invention of the electric typewriter
was no longer just a dream. 44. Utah: Airbags In the 1980’s, George Kirchoff perfected
the invention of a bag which inflates quickly and then deflates during a crash. This was the invention of airbags, which first
saved lives in Utah, and later all around the world. 45. Vermont: Paddle Wheel Steamer Samuel Morey invented this steam-driven paddleboat
in 1826. The most important characteristic of this
boat was the paddle wheel, which was actually an extremely old idea dating back to the 1700’s. This boat was famous on the Mississippi and
Missouri rivers. 46. Virginia: Camouflage Roanoke’s James Crumley invented camouflage
in 1978 as hunting gear. He had hunted and fished with his father since
he was a child. Nowadays we don’t only wear camo when going
hunting. It’s actually become a great fashion trend. 47. Washington: The Jumbo Jet In 1969, a huge aircraft as tall as a sixty-story
building was invented in Everet, Washington. This aircraft that could seat 374 passengers
can now be seen at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. It amazes me that such a massive object can
actually stay in the sky. 48. West Virginia: The Steamboat No one really knew who James Rumsey was, until
in 1787, when he presented the first steamboat in front of a massive crowd of prominent people. He showed them the pump driven by steam power,
ejecting a stream of water from the stern of the boat and pushing the boat forward. 49. Wisconsin: The Spacesuit The man known as “The spacesuit Father”,
Siegfried Hansen, was the inventor of the Mark I spacesuit in the 1950’s. This suit had bendable arms, a solid torso
and it permitted the person wearing it to use the external environment. 50. Wyoming: The Garage Door Opener Elmer Lovejoy, in Wyoming, invented the first
garage door opener in 1918. This might not be a necessity, but I would
much rather just press a button to open the garage than have to get out of the car for
it each time. So I guess it does make life a little easier
doesn’t it? Which of these inventions do you think is
the best? Let me know down in the comments. If you learned something new today, then give
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100 thoughts on “50 Inventions Each of the US States Famous For

  1. My were Washington and Indiana I grew up in Indiana for 11 years than now I’m moving to Washington if my mom gets a interview well she did but if she like passes like I guess sorry for my life story

  2. Alaska is like the perfect place to Kayak, across the whole state, especially in the summer, and in Sitka, Alaska

  3. I'm pretty sure the TV was invented in Utah. The only thing Idaho has the claim in it's development is it's first drawing. Farnsworth lived and worked in Utah the vast majority of his life, only living in Idaho for his high school years.

  4. New Mexico invented “the clean room” what 🤦‍♂️ I though I’d be the nuclear bomb from WWII tbh because of how it helped us.

  5. Maryland should be the f’ing Flag, along with the National anthem, which is known around the world

    Not some frikin gloves

  6. Solar panels were originally invented so Arizonians could get electricity from all the sun we get. Makes it more useful, ammrite?

  7. The Wright brothers built it in Ohio they just flew it in north Carolina they did not make it in north Carolina they flew it there

  8. LOL" FK. COLORADO AND THEIR WHEEL CLAMP" says anyone ever clamped HAHAHAHA…..No wonder they call ppl who do nothing but watch TV …COUCH POTATOES lol IDAHO

  9. I really wish people would stop giving Edison credit for inventing the light bulb. All he did was take a product that had been around for 20 or so years and improve it.

  10. Washington also invented Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, and more. Where is my Washington gang at??!!!!

  11. Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb. He only made a light bulbs that would last and was not expensive.

  12. Coca cola was actually created not for medicine, the person who invented coca-cola invented it as a way of getting "baked"/high because he didn't have the right drug (I forgot what the drug was called) to make him feel how he wanted, so he tried to make a substitution for that drug by creating a drink made of coca-leaves and some other expensive or (now illegal) materials. The intended use for. Also Thomas Edison wasn't really an inventor, he took the idea from someone else and hired some people to create it.

  13. I check some of.yiur facts and they are wrong……Yiu guys should delete this video, do your research and try again

  14. Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb. He simply patented it. Lewis Howard Latimer created the filament for light bulbs to work. Edison invented the fastest path away to get patents. Its been proven that he stole the ideas of people that worked for him and patented the technology in his name.

  15. I've had many argument on other videos because I said that the cell phone, internet and television was American inventions. I've been cussed and made fun of because other countries claim to have done invented these and other things. Lol.

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