Some Great Inventions
(1) ____________________: Dr. John Stith Pemberton invented this drink which originally contained French Bordeaux wine, coca leaves, and caffeine (from the kola nut). Later, when alcohol was banned, he changed the recipe. It was named for its main ingredients, coca leaves and the kola nut.
(2) ____________________: This was invented by George Crum, a Native American chef. French fries were popular at the restaurant and one day a diner complained that the fries were too thick. Crum finally made fries that were too thin to eat with a fork, hoping to annoy the extremely fussy customer. The customer, surprisingly enough, was happy.
(3) ____________________: Before Lewis E. Waterman’s invention, pen tips had to be tipped into ink after every few words. Waterman put an ink reservoir in the pen that would hold enough ink for a few pages of writing.
(4) ____________________: Joseph Gayetty invented this in 1857. Before Gayetty’s invention, people tore pages out of mail order catalogs. Before catalogs were common, leaves were used.
(5) ____________________: This delicious invention was created by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. About 1762, he was too busy to have a formal meal, and instructed his cook to pack his meat inside the bread to save him time – and the rest is history.
(6) ____________________: Frank Henry Fleer invented this 1906. He originally invented this sticky substance in order to sell baseball cards. Soon, people were buying ‘double-bubble’ to chew without having to buy a package of baseball cards too.
(7) ____________________: Earle Dickson bought cotton for Johnson and Johnson Company. He invented this for his wife, who had many kitchen accidents and needed an easy-to-use wound dressing.
(8) ____________________: Whitcomb L. Judson was an engineer. Before his invention, all clothing came with buttons. His invention got the name from the sound it made as it opened or closed.