Ohio is home to several geniuses who have brought us some pretty important things throughout the years. From electricity to golf balls, Americans—along with the rest of the world—would be lost without us Ohioans paving the way.
1) Light bulb
Thomas A. Edison was actually from Milan, and gave the world perhaps one of the most game changing inventions ever.
Edison also put us on the right track when it came to music.
3) Early motion picture camera
....homeboy ALSO revolutionized the way we thought about cameras.
We wouldn't have the chance to sport new wheels if it wasn't for John Lambert of Ohio City, who made America's first automobile in 1891.
5) Electric car motor
While others were still using iron hand cranks, Charles Kettering of Loundonville was busy inventing the automobile self-starter in 1911.
Akron is the rubber capital of the world because Charles Goodyear developed the process of vulcanizing rubber in 1839.
7) Pop-top can
Many of our caffeinated beverages are easily accessible, thanks to Ermal Fraze, who invented the pop-top can in Kettering in the early 60s.
8) Cash register
To stop his customers from stealing house profits, James J. Ritty, of Dayton, invented the cash register in 1879.
Aside from what North Carolina claims, we all know that modern day aviation would be no where it is now without Dayton's Wright brothers.
10) Hot dog
Ohio gave America its first hot dog in 1900 when Harry M. Stevens created this popular cookout food.
The world would be a lot messier without Roy J. Plunkett of New Carlisle, who invented Teflon in 1938.
12) Life Savers
In 1912, Life Savers candy was invented by Clarence Crane of Garrettsville.
13) Arced street light
Driving at night isn't as dark as it could be, thanks to Charles Brush of Cleveland for creating arced street lights.
14) Golf ball
A seemingly simple object that actually required some pretty complex engineering, took three people to create: Coburn Haskell of Cleveland, Joseph Mitchell and Bertram Work.
15) Quaker Oatmeal
Quaker Square in Akron is where breakfast began.
16) Gas mask
Sure, they're creepy looking but they're life saving. Garrett Morgan of Cleveland knew that.
(Come on, this one's pretty cool.) Cleveland's hands down favorite invention was brought to the world by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
You’re welcome, world. You’re welcome.