|From flight to armaments to hydraulics, Leonardo was constantly bedeviled by a lack of an adequate of power for his inventions.|
|Thomas Edison, 1890, Abraham Archibald Anderson|
|The Industrial Revolution saw advances|
in transportation and heavy industry, but
was too awkward, heavy, and dangerous
for many applications.
|I'd sooner go down the steps in a wheelchair.|
|1955 invention for the pack-|
a-day smoker without limited
time on her hands for her habit.
|I wonder how you would prevent someone from stealing your|
clothes while you're shopping for more clothes at Walmart.
|All I can say is, where was all this stuff when I was growing up?|
|Improvements in tray technology. Don't try using the one just |
above while driving.
|I'd bet that the guy in the second shot above is wishing he had |
such a ridiculous looking, but undoubtedly practical, stormy day invention.
|Yes, there really is an edible gold in a spray can for days |
when you run short of the traditional gold leaf.
|Those creative Japanese think of everything, |
including a combination breakfast table
comforter complete with an electric heater
built in to keep both you and your food warm.
|Sometimes inventions happen by|
accident. Just ask Pfizer (the
makers of Viagra).