Some People Don’t Know That These 8 Things Came From New Jersey

Most people probably know that Edison was the Wizard of Menlo Park, inventing phonographs and motion pictures left and right. Many of us are already familiar with his genius but New Jersey has churned out an impressive amount of inventions developed by other brilliant minds. What would the world be without these significant developments?

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Without the great state of New Jersey and its creative residents we may have waited years for clean water and microwave meals. We may have been sweating all summer for a few more decades and checkout lines would certainly be a lot longer without bar codes. The world can thank us all for the joys of Bubble Wrap and we have Band-Aid bragging rights. Not too bad for such a small state.