The original basket in basketball, as invented by James Naismith in 1891, was a peach basket.
Edwin Beard Budding invented the lawn mower in 1830.
The compact disc was invented in 1965.
Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all all invented by women.
Stilts were invented by French shepherds who needed a way to get around in wet marshes.