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  INVENTION TRIVIA QUIZ
How many inventions are the result of an accident? How many great ideas were not even recognized by their inventor? You will be amazed at some of the answers when you take the invention trivia quiz.
1
For thousands of years doctors told patients suffering from pain to chew on the bark of a willow tree.  Even as far back as 400 B.C. Hippocrates recommended a tea made from yellow leaves. It wasn't until the 1800's that scientists discovered what was in the willow tree that relieved pain and reduced fever. What was the substance called?
 
2
It may be hard to believe, but what home video game instructions began with the phrase, "Avoid Missing Ball for High Score"
 
3
It started in the U.S. and has conquered the world. In some parts of the world it sells for three times the price of liquor. It was originally sold as a brain tonic, but was poorly received. What is the name of this drink product?
 
4
What flip-flops as much as an American politician and is still popular with the public, after all these years?   It flip-flops all over the place, especially down stairs.
 
5
How did a trip to the drug store help this candy manufacture invent a new candy type that is still on the market over 80 years later, even though the idea had a hole in it. What is this candy called?
 
6
In 1904 St. Louis, Missouri hosted the 1904 World's Fair, the centennial of the Louisiana land purchase from the French (one year late) with a Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the 2004 Olympics. One other major event took place that may have saved an industry from being shut down due to health concerns. What was invented during those hot summer days?
 
7
An American Indian of the Huron tribe long ago invented a snack food that became very popular with the new Americans, so popular that sales now exceed over four billion dollars a year. What is this snack food called?
 
8
A toy still popular today was invented at Yale University, on the East coast in the Forties, modified by a space enthusiast from the West coast in the Fifties and renamed by a California manufacturing company president in the Sixties. What is the name of this toy?
 
9
People all over the world made this item from grape vines and stiff grasses as both a religious adornment and as an item of amusement.  It took a couple of Americans, however, to figure out how to make money out of it.  What was this item called?
 
10
What invention, more than 100 years old, has a product, a company, a town, an institution and a school named after it?
 
   
 
   
 
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