HFM 108 | The tattoo needle: The most useful inventions originally designed with a completely different purpose, part 1

January 12, 2015


Inventing is a messy process. Things don’t work, ideas are discarded, and technology thrown away. Sometimes technology is used for a completely different purpose than what the inventor intended. Find out how Thomas Edison’s electric pen became the best friend of professional skateboarders everywhere.

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About Michael Rank

Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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