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Cool Things Invented by Women

Inventing Women: How Well Do You Know Them?

As a girl who likes beer, I was hoppy happy to learn that women invented the stuff. Historian Jane Peyton, who's out with a new book about the origin of beer, found that 7,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, it was women who created beer, ran the taverns, and drank the brew. In fact, until 200 years ago, beer was considered a food (Queen Elizabeth I had it for breakfast!) and thus part of a woman's obligations. In honor of women's history month, which ends tomorrow, I looked into other cool and useful things invented by women. Test your skills with my quiz!

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Barbie

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Teabags

3 of 9

Automatic dishwasher

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Chocolate chip cookies

5 of 9

Vacuum cleaner

6 of 9

White out

7 of 9

Crayons

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The windshield wiper

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Tampons

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Michael14831682 Michael14831682 2 years
doesn't work very well half of the answers you can answer "woman" and it comes up "incorrect it was invented by a woman". It does't seem to know what you clicked.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
I'm more surprised that dishwashers were around in 1889, but chocolate chip cookies didn't turn up until 1930s!
Lyv Lyv 6 years
7 out of 9! And what's so weird about a man inventing tampons ? He was a doctor.
Rwandawithlove Rwandawithlove 6 years
A man invented tampons! Weird and i mean really weird!
inlove23 inlove23 6 years
I can't believe guys invented tampons!! So weird..
bryseana bryseana 6 years
It's pretty surprising that a man would invent tampons. Didn't men also invent bras and makeup? They got our back. ha
GregS GregS 6 years
I think I OD'd on Chocolate Chip Cookies as a kid, 'cause I can't eat them now. I think though that Toll House cookies were around much earlier and are essentially CCC's, but they could also be any kind of cookie served at a toll house (where you pay the highway tolls back in ye olde days).
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
I had no idea chocolate chips or chocolate chip cookies weren't around til as late as 1930! What a shame to 19th century children everywhere!
Frenched Frenched 6 years
7 out of 9. Not too shabby. Was pretty surprised that a MAN invented the tampon, though!
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