Rowntree Mackintosh Limited – Smarties were invented by the British Rowntree Company in 1882. During Georgian times chocolate became popular amongst the wealthy and were originally known by the French term crottes du lapin, which means rabbit droppings, so called because they were small round balls of dark chocolate which looked very similar! However, these […]
The Italians – Pizza was probably invented by the Italians in the 10th Century. The origin of the word pizza is uncertain. In Italian it means ‘pie’ and may have come from the Greek word pitta or the Latin word pinsa meaning flatbread. The invention of the pizza itself is also uncertain and cannot be […]
The Pascal programming language was developed by Niklaus Wirth in 1968 and first published for use in 1970.
The ‘floppy disk’ was invented by David Nobel working for IBM in 1967.
Lionel SternBerger – The Cheeseburger was invented by Lionel Sternberger in the USA in 1926. A number of claims have been made as to who created the first cheeseburger but the earliest is that of Lionel Sternberger who was working as a chef at his father’s sandwich shop, ‘The Rite Spot’ in Pasadena, California when […]
The most popular search engine was invented by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in September, 1998.
Walter Diemer – Bubblegum was invented by Walter Diemer in Philadelphia in 1928. He never applied for a patent for the product.The ancient Greek’s actually utilised the first form of chewing gum when they chewed the resin from mastic trees. The first bubble gum is said to have been invented by Frank Fleer and Peter […]
The Israeli entrepreneur Dov Moran invented of the USB Flash Drive in 1999.
William Mitchell – Cool Whip was invented by William Mitchell in 1966. This is the general consensus on but………….. Actually patent for March 4th 1969 shows George John Lorant – for General Foods. With assistance of Don Guterman and William Flango at General Foods Technical Centre in Tarrytown NY William A. Mitchell worked as a […]
Lester Borchardt – Cheerios were invented by Lester Borchardt in 1941. Cheerios originated from the American company General Mills in Minnesota in May 1941. The first cereal was actually called CheeriOats because it was made from oats but graduated to be renamed Cheerios by 1945. Lester Borchardt and his team had spent a long time […]