12 Eyebrow-Arching Instances Of Simultaneous Invention

The old saying goes, "Lightning doesn't strike twice." And not only is that incorrect in the natural sense, but apparently it's way wrong in the metaphorical sense. Because, as it turns out, some of history's greatest ideas were not only thought up by two different people, they were thought up by two different people at pretty much at the exact same time.

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The microchip was invented twice within a year. EINOY 0590 20101 Jack Kilby (left) and Robert Noyce (right) independently invented the microchip withi

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Prokop Divis and Benjamin Franklin both discovered the identity of electricity AND invented the lightning rod only five years apart. Franklin came up

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Takaaki Kaiita in Japan and Arthur. B. McDonald in Canada independently proved that neutrinos have mass. CRACh They shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Phy

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GDAC In 1902, Leon Teisserence de Bort from France and Richard Assmann from Germany discovered the stratosphere just 3 days apart from each other. The

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Two people from different countries developed the automated teller machine separately. Barron first debuted his cash dispensing machine in 1967 at Joh

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Oxygen was 8 discovered by two O people in a span Oxygen of 2 years. 15.9994 In 1772, Carl Wilhelm Scheele was the first person to isolate oxygen, and

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Both Sir Frank Whittle (a British engineer) & Hans von Ohain (a German physicist) came up with the first jet engine independently and while serving on

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TEN DAYS APART, EDMUND WILSON AND NETTIE STEVENS SUBMITTED PAPERS THAT FORMED THE MODERN VIEW OF CHROMOSOMAL SEX DETERMINATION. Even though Wilson bea

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In 1953, the strong plastic material called polycarbonate was discovered by Dr. Daniel Fox of General Electric Co. just a week after Dr. Hermann Schne

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CRAGKED.OON Lothar Meyer and Dmitri Mendeleev discovered and publishede a PeriodicTable of Elements a year apart. Neither man knew of the other's work

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The early television had multiple inventors. Each came up with their own version in the 1920s, but not all of them took the limelight. John Logie Bair

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By sheer coincidence, the film projector was developed almost simultaneously by the Skladanowsky brothers in Germany and an American Civil War veteran