Live in the Boston Area? Feeling Inventive? That’s Not Totally Surprising.

So lots of famous products and brands started right here in Massachusetts. WBZ published this list and I wanted to share it here! I especially can’t believe we invented Chocolate Chip Cookies. Wow!

1. Vulcanized Rubber by Charles Goodyear in 1839 – WOBURN

2. Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004 – CAMBRIDGE

3. Liquid-Fueled Rocket by Robert Goddard in 1926 – AUBURN

4. Smiley-Face Logo by Harvey Ball in 1964 – WORCESTER

5. Microwave Oven by Percy Spencer in 1946 – CAMBRIDGE

6. Marshmallow FLUFF by Archibald Query in 1917 – SOMERVILLE

7. Telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 – BOSTON

8. Polaroid/Instant Camera by Edwin Land in 1947 – CAMBRIDGE

9. Basketball by Dr. James Naismith in 1891- SPRINGFIELD

10. Chocolate Chip Cookies by Ruth Wakefield in 1930s – WHITMAN

11. Volleyball by William G. Morgan in 1895 – HOLYOKE

12. Schooner by Andrew Robinson in 1713 – GLOUCESTER

13. Packaged Frozen Foods by Clarence Birdseye in 1930 – SPRINGFIELD


[See WBZ’s photo gallery here.]

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