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!