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The Coolest Invention from Each State


Buzzfeed posted a list with the coolest invention from each state.  Here they are in alphabetical order.
 
Alabama:  Windshield wipers.
 
Alaska:  Kayaks.
 
Arizona:  Tasers.
 
Arkansas:  The modern toothbrush.
 
California:  The fortune cookie.  (At least that's where they were popularized.  The idea might have come from Japan.)
 
Colorado:  The Barbie Doll.
 
Connecticut:  The Wiffle Ball.
 
Delaware:  Kevlar.
 
Florida:  Sun tan lotion, appropriately enough.
 
Georgia:  Anesthesia.
 
Hawaii:  Surfing, of course.
 
Idaho:  The television.
 
Illinois:  The mouse trap.
 
Indiana:  The refrigerator.
 
Iowa:  Sliced bread.
 
Kansas:  The slurpee.
 
Kentucky:  Chewing gum.
 
Louisiana:  The microscope.
 
Maine:  The microwave.
 
Maryland:  The bottle cap.
 
Massachusetts:  Basketball.
 
Michigan:  The stop sign.
 
Minnesota:  The stapler.
 
Mississippi:  Anti-fungal cream.
 
Missouri:  The vacuum cleaner.
 
Montana:  Heart monitors.
 
Nebraska:  Kool-Aid.  
 
Nevada:  Solar panels.
 
New Hampshire:  The Segway.
 
New Jersey:  The phonograph, to record something and then play it back.
 
New Mexico:  The nicotine patch.
 
New York:  The credit card.
 
North Carolina:  Flight.  Although the Wright Brothers BUILT the plane in Ohio.
 
North Dakota:  Bubble bath.
 
Ohio:  Wind turbines.
 
Oklahoma:  The shopping cart.
 
Oregon:  The computer mouse.
 
Pennsylvania:  The suspension bridge.
 
Rhode Island:  The diner.  The first one opened in Providence in 1872.
 
South Carolina:  The submarine.
 
South Dakota:  The cyclotron, which is a particle accelerator.
 
Tennessee:  The tow truck.
 
Texas:  The typewriter.
 
Utah:  The artificial heart.
 
Vermont:  The electric motor.
 
Virginia:  Camouflage.
 
Washington:  Pictionary.
 
West Virginia:  The steamboat.
 
Wisconsin:  The blender.
 
Wyoming:  The world's first national park, which was Yellowstone in 1872.  
 
(Buzzfeed)
 

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