Innovations of all shapes and sizes have influenced, and even changed, our daily lives in myriad ways. Consider the endless variety of inventions: from matches to microwaves; from popsicles to penicillin; from Teflon to Kevlar; from telephones to telescopes; from sticky notes to xerography.
Inventors may struggle for years with an idea before it comes to fruition, while others’ success may result from sheer accident or synchronicity. Whatever the process, the act of inventing is a tribute to creativity, originality and imagination.
August marks the eleventh annual celebration of National Inventors’ Month and provides the opportunity to commemorate notable inventors and their inventions.
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Source: National Inventors Hall of Fame
Summary: “The National Inventors Hall of Fame celebrates the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of great inventors. The creative genius of invention is showcased through exhibits and presentations which allow visitors to experience the excitement of discovery, creativity, and imagination.” (INVENTORS HALL OF FAME) Inventors are listed in alphabetical order, allowing the visitor to locate a specific inventor easily, followed by a short biography describing the individual.