27 things you may not know were invented by women

A woman's place is where she wants, especially if she is inventing something that is extremely useful to humans. And it was no small thing that they already created, huh! Here are some feminine inventions that would make Marie Curie so proud of her genre!

1. Beer


You will find that we have been drinking before writing this, but that is not the case. And yes, you read that right, there are indications that before the Germans popularized the so successful drink today, women in Mesopotamia were responsible for fermenting barley and developing beer.

According to historian Jane Peyton, they were not only allowed to make beer and taverns, but beer was also considered a gift from the goddess - that's right: even the goddess was a woman.

Imagine the disappointment of these people by seeing today's beer advertisements.

2. Computers


In 1944, Grace Hopper and Howard Aiken created at Harvard a computer that was the size of an entire room, the Mark I.

But not only that. She also invented a programming system that translates written language into computer codes. And you know what? When you say you rolled a bug with some electronic equipment, it also goes into Grace's account. It's just that one day she had to deal with real bug issues inside the computer she was mounting, and the name stuck!

The algorithm used by computers was also a female invention. Ada Lovelace, who was a math genius, programmed a machine with mathematical algorithms, along with scientist Charles Babbage in London.

3. Wireless Transmitters


Did you find little? Well, turning the internet into something that connects wirelessly was also a woman's idea. It was during World War II that actress and researcher Hedy Lamarr took the first steps in the technologies that spawned what we now call WiFi.

She created a secret radio-controlled torpedo communications system that later evolved into wireless internet.

4. Kevlar bulletproof vest


Her name is Stephanie Kwolek, and she was just trying to make a lighter fiber for automotive tires. Instead, he created the Kevlar bulletproof vest, which every year saves the lives of thousands of police officers, patented in 1966.

5. Paper Bag


Until Margaret Knight appeared, the only kind of paper wrapper that had no bottom was like an envelope. In 1868, she created a paper bag making machine as we know it today.

Of course a man saw what she was doing and tried to patent the invention before. She won the lawsuit against Charles Annan in 1871 and held the patent in her name.

6. Pedal bin


Lillian Gilbreth was a genius of the gambiarras. She liked to improve the things she had at home and it was one of those that invented the pedal system to open the trash. She also created things like shelves on the refrigerator door, among others!

7. Electric Refrigerators

Speaking of refrigerators, she was also a female creation. Imagine living in the heat of so many Brazilian cities without having to cool and conserve food? Yes, thank Mrs. Florence Parpart for the brilliant idea she had in 1914.

8. Real Estate Bank


The name was "The Landlord's Game, " and the goal was to explain an economic theory to its students. It was created by Elizabeth Magie in the early twentieth century, but 30 years later the Parker Brothers company redesigned the game, releasing it as Monopoly. Magie's patent was bought for what we Brazilians like to call mixaria.

9. Dishwasher


Josephine Cochrane was responsible for creating the first automatic dishwasher. And don't even tell me she just wanted to get rid of the pile she was piling in the sink. Do you really think that in 1886 it was the ladies who did the dishes? Not really, she wanted to make life easier for the people who worked at home.

10. Beacons


It took Martha Coston 10 years to realize the idea of ​​her ex-husband after he died. With the help of pyrotechnics and chemists, she patented the idea in 1859, but the invention was credited to her husband.

11. Transparent Glass


In 1935, General Electric had its first female scientist, and she showed that she deserved the position. Katharine Blodgett has created a dull, undistorted, transparent glass as we know it today. Revolutionary!

12. Circular Saw


Until they save men from working they want it! Tabitha Babbitt suggested the creation of a saw that would work using a circular device, so that two men would not have to be employed in the push and pull function of a straight saw.

It was there in 1813, and nobody let her patent it, but the community she lived in used the saw anyway.


Madness, isn't it? And if you think little, check out a few more things that were invented by women:

13. Pen Concealer

Invented by Bette Nesmith Graham in 1958.

14. Retractable collar

Mary A. Delaney, in 1908.

15. Disposable Diapers

Marion Donovan, in 1951.

16. Submarine Telescope and Lamp

Sarah Mather, in 1845.

17. Windshield Wiper

Mary Anderson in 1903. The automatic version was created by Charlotte Bridgwood in 1917.

18. The Apgar Scale

Created to assess the health of the newborn child in the first 5 minutes of life. In charge was the obstetric anesthesiologist Dr. Virginia Apgar in 1952.

19. Cabinet with folding bed

Sarah E. Goode, in 1885. She was the first black woman to receive a patent in the United States.

20. Solar Powered House

Maria Telker, Biophysics, in 1947.

21. Fabric Waterproofing

Patsy Sherman, in 1952.

22. Car Heater

Margaret A. Wilcox, in 1893.

23. Gas Central Heating

Alice Parker, in 1919.

24. Fire Escape

Anna Connelly, in 1887.

25. Lifeboat

Maria Beasely, in 1882.

26. Syringes

Letitia Geer, in 1899.

27. Ice Cream Machine

Nancy Johnson created the ice cream cooling system in 1843.

Sensational, isn't it? Is there anyone else not on the list? Leave your suggestion in the comments!