Inventions and Discoveries
Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentine's Day candy box in the late 1800s.
Milk chocolate was invented by Daniel Peter, who sold the concept to his neighbour Henri Nestlι.
Carbonated soda water was invented in 1767 by Joseph Priestley, the discoverer of oxygen.
Forks as eating tools were introduced in Greece by 1100 AD.
Leonardo De Vinci invented the scissors.
The Stethoscope was invented by Dr. Rene Laennec in 1816, because he was too embarrassed to listen to a young pretty woman's heart.
The shoestring was invented in England in 1790. Prior to this time, all shoes were fastened with buckles.
Roulette was invented by French mathematician Blaise Pascal. The popular game of chance was a byproduct of his experiments with perpetual motion.
The value of ""Pi"" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician, Budhayana.
The first ever self-adhesive stamps were issued by Sierra Leone in February 1964.
Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an ""improvement in telegraphy,"" on Valentine's Day, 1876.
Police dogs were first used in 1816 in Scotland.
The common mousetrap was invented by the same guy who invented the machine gunHiram Maxim.
The parachute was invented by Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.