1. Blue Jeans
Both you and the ’50’s-to the present can thank us for this invention. In 1971, Jacob W. Davis in partnership with the Levis Strauss & Co., created jeans as workman’s clothing. Now celebrities will rip their blue jeans for fashion — you know, just like a real workman.
2. Nicotine Patch
We got you to stop smoking. The nicotine patch was patented in 1990 by University of California Los Angeles, after being invented by highly respected
psychopharmacologist, Murray Jarvik who had researched to find out why his wife was so addicted to cigarettes. Along with two colleagues, he established that nicotine was largely responsible for the addiction, and came up with the nicotine patch as a potential solution.