Top Ten Inventions by Women

Men have invented most things, but there are plenty of things that women have invented, too. And many more that they are thought to have invented, but it was never recorded or they never got the credit.

The Top Ten

1 Computer Programming

Ada Lovelace is considered the first Computer Programmer. - GhostBird

Interesting. I never knew that this existed back in the 1800s!

2 Dishwasher

I've never learnt how to use a dishwasher, but washing them by hand is not so difficult. Nonetheless, an important place to store my dishes! - keycha1n

Invented in 1887 by Josephine Cochrane. You can thank her for not having to scrub your dozens of plates and glasses by hand each day. - GhostBird

3 Life Raft

Countless people can thank Maria Beasely for inventing the product that saved their lives; Maria is one of the few women who made a fortune off of their inventions. - GhostBird

4 Windshield Wipers

Goes great with another male invention, the car! Gosh, I love Simpsons... - gemcloben

Invented by Mary Anderson in 1903. - GhostBird

5 Fire Escape

Invented by Anna Connelly. - GhostBird

6 Chocolate Chip Cookie

It might not have advanced science or saved lives, but who isn't thankful for the chocolate-chip cookie? Invented in 1938 by Ruth Graves Wakefield. - GhostBird

Can somebody please give me a cookie? (^-^) - Ninja_Potato123

7 Medical Syringe

Many lives are saved every day! This should be way higher, if not #1. - Metal_Treasure

8 Circular Saw
9 Monopoly

Monopoly was actually invented by Elizabeth Magie; however, a man named Charles Darrow got the credit. - GhostBird

10 Disposable Diaper

The Contenders

11 Foot Pedal Trash Can
12 Kevlar
13 Submarine Telescope
14 Invisible Glass

I had to add this one. I completely forgot about it. Invented by Katharine Burr Blogett. - GhostBird

15 White Out

The woman who invented this also had a fairly famous musician son, Michael Nesmith of The Monkees.

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