his new idea to take hold with some success, he could not foresee its enormous explosion,and he absolutely hates those yellow icons.
#5. Pellegrino Turri, inventor of the typewriter
Typewriters were the ancestors to today’s keyboards, and they are indeed relics. The firsttypewriters were massive contraptions that operated slowly and frequentlymalfunctioned, but they were nonetheless one of the single most important innovations inhistory. The first typewriter was built by Italian inventor Pellegrino Turri, who designedand built the device for his blind friend.
#6. Hunter Shelden, inventor of the seatbelt
He was a neurosurgeon who, in 1959, revolutionized cars with the modern seat belt.Shelden frequently saw horrific car accident injuries–most often severe head and braintrauma–come through his hospital and judged that the current seat belts were actuallycontributing to the problem, so with some help from Congress he made a new one. Theseat belts he designed turned out to be an ingenious step towards automobile safety andthe standard mandated model in all automobiles today.
#7. Dennis Ritchie, father of modern computerprogramming
Even though billionaires like Jobs and Gates get the credit for “revolutionizing” thecomputer, Dennis Ritchie invented C programming and Unix, both of which are still providing the framework for every modern computer system today. Ritchie is frequentlyoverlooked as one of the contributors to the computer but his innovations are still usedevery day, and have surely paved the way for new updates and ideas to come.
#8. Joseph Fry, inventor of the chocolate bar
He essentially industrialized chocolate and is not only the reason that you can eatchocolate in the first place, but the reason there is so much of it: after figuring out how togrind cocoa beans with a steam engine, he invented the first ever chocolate bar to be soldto the public in 1847. His ideas conceived the first cocoa butter, a paste that could, for thefirst time ever, be molded into solid chocolate. Prior to his innovations, chocolate was aluxury item that could only be consumed as an expensive beverage. Without Fry,chocolate would still be a royal pain in the ass to consume in any form.
#9. Sir John Harrington, inventor of the toilet
In the midst of Medieval Europe when sewage systems were a disastrous exercise insmelly futility, Sir John Harrington conceptualizing modern plumbing. He’s also thereason a toilet is called a “John”. Sir Harrington, the godson of Queen Elizabeth I, iscredited with inventing the first flush toilet in 1596. Harrington’s first prototypes were