Famous inventions that weren’t original ideas

These billion-dollar ideas weren't really so original!

Stars Insider

24/01/23 | StarsInsider

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While history is full of famous inventors and scientists who are often credited as heroes, there's one thing they wouldn't want the public to know, and that's the fact that great breakthroughs don’t happen thanks to a single, lone genius. The truth is that in almost every case, they were just the first person to improve upon an existing design before the final stage, which then achieved mass appeal.

From the popular board game Monopoly to the iconic light bulb, take a look at the most significant inventions that weren’t original ideas after all.

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