Condoms, 3D movies, the name Tiffany ... All of these things have been around a lot longer than you might think. In this episode of The List Show, we're breaking down our favorite deceptively old things, from synchronized swimming to Juicy Fruit gum.
People have come up with a range of ingenious, harebrained, and sometimes grim but often remarkable ways to stay cool during a summer scorcher.
ABC’s “Shark Tank” is a launching pad for entrepreneurs and their inventions. Check out 25 of the show’s most successful products, including Bombas socks, the Comfy, and more.
Before Chuck E. Cheese was officially a mouse, he was a rat. And the backstabbing around him was epic.
The UK’s Prime Minister was in poor health but still needed to fly. The solution? Stuff him in a big egg.
From blood banks and barcodes to the Super Soaker and the pizza box, here are the fascinating stories behind inventions that changed the world.
From bug spray to Epipens, you might be surprised to learn just how many items taking up shelf space in your home were originally developed for the front lines.
Here are some of the best inventions by women throughout history, from the paper bag to windshield wipers, circular saws, and more.
Elijah McCoy’s most famous creation, an automatic oil cup that lubricated steam engines on trains, may have spawned the phrase “the real McCoy.”
The man who made electronic television signals a reality made only one on-camera appearance. No one knew who he was.
In 1860, a tragic head injury helped turn a quiet bookseller into one of the world's most consequential photographers.
Sometimes the best tech is right in front of us, thanks to millions of years of evolution.
From Elvis's near-final resting place to the porta-johns that saved a pilot's life, these are the toilets that altered world events.
The original reason electrical plugs had holes isn’t the same reason they have holes these days.
Olympic curling stones are pretty self-policing—here's what those green and red lights can tell you.
Smell-O-Vision never quite caught on. Will “Taste the TV”—a flatscreen you can lick—have more success?
With kitty litter, Ed Lowe changed how cats and humans bonded. But not everyone understood the idea: One woman tried feeding it to her cat.
An enterprising Kickstarter campaign has introduced a fart pedal for guitarists. You'll never look at "Wind of Change" quite the same way again.
When George Foreman was approached to become a pitchman for a low-fat grill in 1994, he had a quick answer: No.
French engineer Nicolas-Jacques Conté created what is considered the modern pencil, though many have since made improvements.
Discover Amazon Launchpad's 'Shark Tank' Collection, featuring products from the show like the Saucemoto dip cup and Basepaws' cat at-home DNA kits.
Drinkie is a self-rinsing water bowl you can back on Kickstarter that will provide your pet with clean drinking water for up to five days and track their hydration patterns.
Discover the BOWIO arched light strip on Indiegogo. The light uses magnets to attach to any book cover and emits warm LED light to not disrupt any sleep.
Amazon wants to give you $10 that you can spend during Prime Day 2021 (June 21 to 22) to support small businesses.