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June 22, 1847

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1847, Hanson Gregory, created the first ring-shaped doughnut which had a hole in the center. The British have tried through out the years to take credit away from Mr. Gregory and his brilliant insight … Continue reading

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May 30, 1959

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1959 the first full size hovercraft, the SR-N1, was launched and tested at Cowes on the Isle of Wight off the coast of England. According to Sir Christopher Cockerell, the designer, it remained eel … Continue reading

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May 1, 1860

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1860, a patent for the shaving mug was granted to Thomas E. Hughes. He just took a regular mug, added soap and a shaving brush and called it a shaving mug. Sometimes brilliant ideas … Continue reading

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April 26, 1882

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1882 inventor John Sutliff patented a perpetual motion machine (Patent No. 257,103). He labeled it “motor” and the patent clerks passed it, because even in 1882 they were on the lookout for crazy inventions … Continue reading

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March 31, 1896

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1896, Whitcomb L. Judsen of Chicago, Illinois was issued a US patent (No. 557,207) for a hookless fastener based on a slider. His original idea was designed to allow shoes to be fastened instead … Continue reading

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March 14, 1899

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1899, Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin was issued a US patent for his invention of the ‘Navigable Balloon’. This rigid airship was known as the Zeppelin. Nothing twisted, just thought it was interesting that the … Continue reading

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March 11, 105 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 105 AD, Ts’ai Lun invented paper and made it from bamboo, mulberry and other fibers along with fish nets and rags. He was an official of the Chinese Imperial Court of the Han Dynasty … Continue reading

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July 7, 1928

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1928 sliced bread was invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder. Betty White is older than sliced bread, having been born in 1922.

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April 1st, 1889

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1889 the first dishwashing machine was marketed in Chicago. The marketing promised to relieve the tired housewife of the drudgery of having to wash dishes every night. Most housewives found that they still had … Continue reading

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February 20, 1872

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1872, Silas Noble and J.P. Cooley patented the toothpick manufacturing machine. Before their patent each toothpick had to be hand carved. Instead of carrying a piece of wood in their pockets, many people would … Continue reading

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