Discovery Facts Generator

  • [Discovery fact 1] The rust removal aerosol spray WD-40 formula is not patented. If it were, the makers would have to disclose its ingredients, making it easier to copy.


  • [Discovery fact 2] James Watt did not invent the steam engine, nor were his ideas on steam engine power inspired by a kettle lid pressured open by steam. Watt improved upon the already commercially successful Newcomen atmospheric engine in the 1760s and 1770s, making certain improvements critical to its future usage, particularly the external condenser, increasing its efficiency, and later the mechanism for transforming reciprocating motion into rotary motion; his new steam engine later gained huge fame as a result.


  • [Discovery fact 3] There is a guy named Thomas Thwaites who made an entire electric toaster from raw materials by mining and refining steel, nickel, copper, mica, and making plastic after being inspired by a Hitchhiker's Guide's quote.


  • [Discovery fact 4] A Confederate soldier named John Stith Pemberton got stabbed in the chest in battle and afterward became hooked on morphine. He was working on a cure for his painkiller addiction when he accidentally mixed it with carbonated water and invented Coca-Cola.


  • [Discovery fact 5] The Whopper Jr. was created by accident in 1963 by the manager of the first Burger King restaurant in Puerto Rico. The molds for the standard Whopper buns didn't arrive so he used a much smaller local bun. The result was such a success that Burger King adopted it worldwide and called it the Whopper Jr.


  • [Discovery fact 6] Seven new rare earth elements have been found in the small Swedish village of Ytterby. Four of the elements are named after the village, ytterbium, yttrium, terbium, and erbium, the other three are holmium, thulium, and gadolinium.


  • [Discovery fact 7] The modern air conditioner was invented by Willis Carrier not to cool people, but to reduce damaging humidity in a print shop.


  • [Discovery fact 8] Leonardo da Vinci made plans for a clockwork three-wheeled vehicle in 1478. In 2004, it was recreated based on his designs and it worked.


  • [Discovery fact 9] A teenager named Peter Roberts invented a quick-release ratchet. He sold his patent to Sears for $10,000 who said that the invention was not worth very much. Sears then went on to make $44 million selling the ratchet. He sued them for fraud and was awarded just $1 million.


  • [Discovery fact 10] With the invention of the pendulum clock in 1656, a Dutch physicist named Christiaan Huygens increased the best accuracy of clocks from 15 minutes deviation a day to around 15 seconds a day.


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