What was invented first: Velcro or the Zipper?
The zipper was invented in 1851, almost 100 years before velcro was invented in 1948.
What was invented first: The Toaster or the Blender?
The toaster was invented in 1893 while the blender was invented in 1919.
What was invented first: The Microwave or the refrigerator?
The modern refrigerator as we know it was invented in 1913, while the microwave was discovered in 1945 by mistake.
What was invented first: The Penicillin Shot or the Insulin Shot?
The first insulin shot was given in 1922, while penicillin was discovered in 1928.
What was invented first: The MRI or the Pacemaker?
The first pace maker was invented in 1932, using a hand crank! The one we know today was invented in 1971 while the MRI was invented in 1958, but only began seeing use in the 1980s.
What was invented first: The Floppy Disk or the Laser Printer?
Laser printers were actually invented during the early 60's, while the floppy disk was invented in 1967.
What was invented first: The Zip Drive or the DVD?
The Zip Drive was invented in 1994, one year before the DVD in 1995.
What was invented first: Google or the Hubble Space Telescope?
It's been 26 years since the Hubble was constructed, while Google has been with us for 18.
What was invented first: 4G technology or Radio on the Internet?
The first online radio show was broadcast in 1993 while 4G technology only saw light in 2007 in South Korea.
What was invented first: The electric elevator or the Motorcycle?
The electric elevator has 5 years head start on the motorcycle, being invented in 1880,
What was invented first: The typewriter or the Can Opener?
The typewriter was invented in 1830 in its first model, while the can opener was invented in 1858 as a knife that is more suitable for opening cans.
What was invented first: The music player or the touch screen?
The first touch screen was invented in the army in 1965, and the first digital music player was invented in 1979 and could hold 3 and a half minutes of music.
Technology Got Away From You
It seems your gut feeling didn't correspond with reality and what you thought you knew is actually wrong. That's ok, nobody expects you to know all of these and you can always try again or look at your mistakes to learn some fascinating facts.
You may not have got all questions right but you have gotten at least half or more of them, and that's not an easy feat! You definitely have some sense for technology and its history. Why not look now at your mistakes and see where you went wrong?
You Really Know Your Tech!
Wow, you answered all or almost all questions correctly! You really know your way around technology, the past and the present. If you used your logic and not your knowledge - that's even more impressive.