Welcome to “Who Thought of It?” a blog dedicated to the inventors, discoverers, creators, and other thinkers behind all those small and big things in our world.
Being curious by nature, I’m fascinated by the way people have ideas. Some things in our lives seem so obvious today, but someone had to invent them, to discover how they work, and what to do with them. Sometimes, there is a need and a solution, but most of the time, it’s the invention that leads to change in our way of life.
Being French, I spent a lot of time in the kitchen to cook (well, not all French people are like that, but I’m a cliché that way), and I often asked myself who thought of cooking ingredients this way (how do you end up beating egg whites in the first place? For example). It’s the same for everything else.
And then, you end up asking yourself, who were those inventors? Who looked at the stars and discovered Pluto? Who invented the internal combustion engine? Who created the first lightbulb? Who thought of pasteurizing milk?
All these questions. All this thinking lead me to my own creation: this blog! A virtual space to share what I learned researching who invented what.
As I said before, I’m French. It’s really the first time I’m writing this much in English, but it’s something I wanted to do for a long time, to help me improve my mastery of Shakespeare’s language. I’ll probably make mistakes along the way (and be ashamed of them), don’t hesitate to signal all the errors I do, all the improvements I can make. Thanks in advance for your indulgence.
So now, let’s begin our exploration into the lives of inventors.