According to legend, George Crum invented the potato chip when working as a cook after a diner sent back French fries as too soggy; in an act of defiance, Crum deliberately overcooked thinly sliced potatoes, and the pota... More »

According to the BBC, on July 25, 1814, George Stephenson invented and successfully tested the first steam-powered locomotive on a railway. The locomotive's nickname was "Blucher," and it first ran on the Cillingwood Rai... More »

Although popular belief points to George Washington Carver as the inventor of peanut butter, according to LiveScience, he developed a type of peanut butter product but did not invent peanut butter. He is responsible for ... More »

Potato chips were the invention of George Crum, a Native American chef working in Sarasota Springs, New York, at a resort where a patron complained about French fries being too thick; Crum sliced the replacement order pa... More »

According to the BBC, on July 25, 1814, George Stephenson invented and successfully tested the first steam-powered locomotive on a railway. The locomotive's nickname was "Blucher," and it first ran on the Cillingwood Rai... More »

Although popular belief points to George Washington Carver as the inventor of peanut butter, according to LiveScience, he developed a type of peanut butter product but did not invent peanut butter. He is responsible for ... More »

In 1892, George T. Sampson received the first U.S. patent for a mechanical clothes dryer, which was his most notable invention. He was an African American, and his patent was registered only a generation after the end of... More »

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