Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Black History Month, reminder

Here are a few inventions by Black People/PoC

Chocolate chip cookies were invented by Ruth Wakefield
 Liquid paper was invented by Bette Nesmith Graham
The square-bottomed paper bag was invented by Margaret Knight
The dishwasher was invented by Josephine Cochrane
The windshield wiper was invented by Mary Anderson
Kevlar was invented by Stephanie Kwolek
Potato chips were invented by George Crum
The carbon-filament lightbulb, which was actually more practical than Edison’s paper-filament bulb, was invented by Lewis Latimer .
The blood bank was invented by Charles Richard Drew
The protective mailbox, the precursor to today’s public mail boxes, was invented by Philip B. Downing
The gas mask was invented by Garrett Morgan
The birth control pill was invented by Luis Miramontes and two other scientists
The magnetic compass, porcelain, gunpowder, the mechanical clock, and paper money were all invented by the Chinese
The condom, high heels, paper, and the pen were all invented by the Egyptians

There's also Agriculture, Writing, The wheel, Domesticating chickens, Tea, Math and The concept of “zero”, amongst other concepts and customs originated by ancient civilizations.

All of this enlightenment was inspired by a very ignorant photo on tumblr:

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