In Honor of St. Patrick’s Day

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What comes to mind when you think of Ireland? For me it’s beer, shamrocks and leprechauns! The Irish have also contributed numerous important inventions and discoveries to the world.

 

Here are 6 Things You Never Knew Came From Irish Inventors:

 

  1. MODERN CHEMISTRY

    • The year: 1661

    • Inventor: Robert Boyle

    • From: Lismore, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland

    • Known as The Father of Modern Chemistry, Boyle published his findings in his famous book The Sceptical Chymist.

  1. A CURE FOR LEPROSY

    • The year: 1940s

    • Inventor: Vincent Barry

    • From: Cork, Republic of Ireland

    • Saving the lives of more than 15 million people, today Leprosy is eradicated.

  1. COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

    • The year: 1894

    • Inventor: John Joly

    • From: Bracknagh, Republic of Ireland

    • Changing the way we view the world, Joly was the first to find a successful way of producing color images from a single plate.

  1. THE ATOMIC BOMB

    • The year: 1944

    • Inventor: Ernest Walton

    • From: Abbeyside, Republic of Ireland

    • Nobel Prize-winning Irish Physicist, Walton was the first to artificially split an atom opening the door for more atomic research.

  1. THE SUBMARINE

    • The year: 1881

    • Inventor: John Philip Holland

    • From: Liscannor, Republic of Ireland

    • Many probably called Holland crazy for his invention of an underwater boat but by the 1990s the U.S Navy was formally engaged in the production of Submarine’s.

  1. GUINNESS

    • The year: 1759

    • Inventor: Arthur Guinness

    • From: Celbridge, Republic of Ireland

    • CLICK HERE for The Science of Guinness Beer!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

 

Source:

https://www.irishcentral.com/business/technology/top-10-surprising-irish-inventions-92890604-237788251

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AW19ePhqvoXrbn66h5zvbyjtxxYxuNIBr0rS4Jl-hQZSnSv450a4QwE/

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