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Inventions which Changed History 2
The zipper was invented in 1893.

Inventions which Changed History 2

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Man has been an inventor since he discovered uses for fire and the wheel. Some inventions have been so significant that they have altered the course of history and changed the world we live in today. This is the second of two quizzes looking at finds and inventions which have done just that.

How much do you know about significant inventions which changed the world? Try this quiz and find out!

Dozens of scientists tried to refine a design for refrigeration, including one very famous name. Who was it?
Albert Einstein
Sir Isaac Newton
Louis Pasteur
Charles Darwin
Before the fridge, food would go off very quickly
An American chef, George Crum, was trying to make French Fries for a complaining customer in 1853. What did he supposedly invent?
The jacket potato
The roast potato
The potato chip
Mashed potato
Potato chips were already known in the UK. They appear in a cookbook written in 1822
Norman Woodland's invention has changed the way the world shops. What did he invent?
The shopping cart
The supermarket
Plastic packaging
The barcode
Woodland thought of the idea after remembering his boy scout training in Morse Code
In 1893, Whitcomb Judson invented a fastening device which people all over the world use every day. What was it?
The button
The zipper
The snap
42 years earlier Elias Howe developed something similar but it didn't work very well
In 1968, Spencer Silver invented a not-so-sticky glue. What was that glue used for eventually?
Sticking wigs to ladies
Sticking plasters
Wallpaper paste
The Post-It note
The glue made it possible to stick and then remove the note without damage
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, invented something we nearly all use. What was it?
The hairbrush
The World Wide Web
The shoe
The lunch box
He wrote his proposal on the 12th of March, 1989 and the web has been growing ever since
John Shepherd Barron invented the cash machine in 1967. Which was the first bank to have one?
The machine's formal name is the Automated Teller Machine, or ATM
The compass was invented by the Chinese between the 9th and 11th Century. Before its introduction, how did ships navigate?
By watching the sun's movement
By telephoning a sea captain for help
By using maps on the internet
By recognizing landmarks and looking at the stars
Compasses were originally made from lodestone, which is naturally magnetic
In 1928, Alexander Flemming discovered penicillin. How is it used?
As a cough medicine
As an antibiotic
As a foot powder
As a treatment for lice
Penicillin fights a great many infections in humans, without causing harm
Where was paper invented?
Earlier materials used instead of paper included papyrus, parchment and palm leaves
Author:  Angela Smith

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