19 Retarded First Drafts of Famous Inventions

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By: CRACKED Readers October 07, 2009 951,385 Views

We like to think that great ideas just happen. A lightbulb pops up over a genius's head, and the idea appears fully formed. But every finished product is hiding a first draft or prototype that the creator hopes you never find out about. Contrary to what Dan Brown would have you believe, not all of those early drafts are hiding secret messages of Earth shattering importance. In fact, some of them are probably pretty ridiculous.

We asked you to photoshop some terrible early versions of what would become awesome ideas. The winner is below, but first the runners up.

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