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The most important inventions to come from each state, in one map

Guess which state invented the gas pump? How about air conditioning? The state that invented the surfboard should be fairly obvious… but can you guess which state saw the birth of sound synchronized with film (as opposed to a silent film) or the state where steamboats first popped up?

MidAmerica Nazarene University compiled a list of what they considered the most important inventions in each state:

Yes, Hawaii was home to the first-ever surfboard, but most people probably wouldn’t guess that the cellphone’s origins go back to Illinois, the birthplace of steamboats was West Virginia and talkies hail from Arkansas.

Many of the inventions in this map revolutionized the industries of those states.

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