The Post Quiz: Obscure Fame

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These people straddle the fine line between fame and obscurity.

The Post Quiz: Obscure Fame

You may have heard of a few of these people. Then again, maybe not. Each of them invented something that altered the world, for good or ill. Guess what it was.

Match inventors to inventions.

  1. Mary Phelps Jacob, New York socialite
  2. George Beauchamp, Texas musician
  3. Jean and Alastair Carruthers, Canadian ophthalmologists
  4. Eugene Polley, radar engineer
  5. Louis Reard, French car engineer
  6. Carl Djerassi, Bulgarian-American chemist, novelist, and playwright
  7. Jules Leotard, French acrobat
  8. Thomas Midgley, Pennsylvania chemist
  9. Ruth Handler, US businesswoman
  10. Reginald Denny, British actor
  • Chlorofluorocarbons
  • Electric guitar
  • Flying trapeze
  • Barbie doll
  • Birth control pill
  • TV remote
  • Botox
  • Bikini
  • Military drone
  • Bra

Is your head swirling with visions of acrobats in bikinis operating drones to the accompaniment of Barbie dolls playing electric guitars? We don't blame you. Click the picture for answers.

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