Tag: invention


The first product to have a barcode included was a packet of Wrigley’s Gum

The first commercially successful barcode reading system was patented in November 1969 by John F. Keidel for the General Atronics Corp. It was soon realized that there would have to be some sort of industry standard set. In 1970, the Universal Grocery Products Identification Code or UGPIC was written by


The straw was probably invented by Sumerians to taste in-process beer without drinking the solid byproducts of fermentation that sink to the bottom

Historians do not know when the idea of a straw was first invented, though it is believed to be very old. The first known straws were made by the Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia, used for drinking beer, probably to avoid the solid byproducts of fermentation that sink to the bottom.


The Internet was originally called ARPANet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) designed by the US department of defense

The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), was the world’s first operational packet switching network and the core network of a set that came to compose the global Internet. The network was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the United States Department of Defense for use