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Can You Match the Famous Invention or Discovery to the Scientist?
by Annette

Are you a discovery nerd? Do you fancy yourself an amateur inventor? Take this quiz to find out how many inventors and discoverers you can match to their inventions.

There's an old saying, "necessity is the mother of invention," which means that we tend to find solutions to problems that need answers. From the invention of the wheel making it easier to move things from place to place to the invention of the windshield wiper making it easier to see on rainy, muddy days to the invention of the stoplight reducing the incidence of traffic accidents, inventions have been helping us make the world safer and get things done since the beginning of time. And they keep on coming. The US Patent and Trademark Office employs more than 12,000 people to handle the nearly 150,000 granted patents each year.

So, if you know that Mary Anderson invented the windshield wiper blade and that Garrett Morgan invented the three-way traffic signal, then you might be ready to take this quiz. Hey, let's be real, none of us really knows who exactly invented the wheel. We do know of some of the inventive individuals who have made improvements on it, though.

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