Graham Bell Dislike Phone
Alexander Graham Bell, who was awarded the patent for the invention of the telephone, disliked telephones so much that he refused to have one in his office. When Bell passed away in 1922, every telephone served by the Bell system in the USA and Canada was silent for one minute.
More Inventions Facts
The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor.
The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat.' The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. Later through time, the game underwent several modifications but the meaning is the same i.e good deeds take us to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies which originated in India.