12 Strange Cases 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.

Advertisement

12
Entry by Maclise

Entry 12

11
Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Entry 11

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

10
Entry by gicusudoru

Entry 10

9
Entry by jaoafallas

Entry 9

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

8
Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Entry 8

7

Entry 7

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

6
Entry by jaoafallas

Entry 6

5
Entry by PookieJones

Entry 5

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

4
Entry by jaoafallas

Entry 4

3
Entry by squawkmookie

Entry 3

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

2
Entry by jaoafallas

Entry 2

1
And the winner is ...

Congrats, Markos Hasiotis. You win money.

Entry 1

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

Continue Reading Below

Advertisement

To turn on reply notifications, click here

189 Comments

Load Comments

More Pictofacts

15 Minor Events That Changed Pop Culture (And The World)

Your next tweet could spawn an entire extended universe.

146

19 Famous People Who Are Completely Different In Private

What's the opposite of typecasting? Whatever it is, this is that.

208

31 Of Your Favorite Stories That Adaptations Ruined For You

Wonder if we can sue for emotional damages.

281

25 Bonkers Landlord Stories You'll Definitely Identify With

What is it about holding a lease that turns people into raving lunatics?

188

16 Pop Culture Staples That Are Massive Cash-Grabs

Turns out greed is the mother of invention.

155

Why (Statistically) Stuff You're Going Through Isn't Weird

Turns out you're not as alone as you thought. Go figure.

164