ATG Quirkies: Writers as Inventors

via West Virginia University

via West Virginia University

Here is a post from Mental Floss by Jake Rossen that may have a few surprises. In it, Mr Rossen lists 8 things invented by famous writers that we’re betting many of you didn’t know about.  They range from the self-pasting scrapbook that made Mark Twain a cool $50,000, to a cerebral shunt that Roald Dahl helped invent which saved his 5 month old son, to the waterbed first imagined by Robert Heinlein, to the Pringles Chip machine invented by Gene Wolfe.

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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