Contact Us

The Most Impactful Invention From Each State

I have a lot of family who lives in Nebraska, so I’m familiar with it being the origin of Kool-Aid, and that yellow, triangular reflector on the back of construction equipment to let you know it might be backing up at any moment.  Neither of which is the big invention from there, according to this list.  Nope!  It’s THIS:

Couple on Ski Lift
joshuaraineyphotography via Thinkstock

My guess is this:  A Nebraskan visited Colorado and ran out of breath waaaaay too soon, like what happens to any flatlander who isn’t used to the thin air in our altitude, and said, “We need a machine to help us with this.”  Thanks!

Then, there’s Wyoming.  I might expect spurs to be their big invention, perhaps the wind fence, or even those chrome balls that hang beneath some guys’ rear truck bumpers.  Nope!

DenisePohl via Thinkstock

No no no, not a shovel.  But a shovel HANDLE.  I’m not even going to try to figure that one out.

So what are we famous for inventing in Colorado?  Sandals?  Ski racks?  Patio umbrellas?  *IHHHHHH*  Wrong again.  THIS:

yamahavalerossi via Thinkstock

That’s not a firework, friend.  That’s a coochie q-tip.  A cotton pony.  A rag bag.  A Sean Hannity. (kidding)

THAT is COLORADO’s most impactful invention.  You may laugh like I did.  But, in the end (okay, bad choice of words,) it’s just one more way Colorado balances out a messed up world and makes it a better place.  I…. guess.

See the whole list of these, here.



Best of 94.3 the X

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for MAXimum Rewards Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive MAXimum Rewards Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.