inventors facts Selected as the most interesting among technology related questions in Technology quiz What was the main weakness of Colt revolvers, comparing to its competitors?Lack of possibility to use metallic cartridges. Samuel Colt missed a great opportunity in firearms development when he dismissed an idea from one of his gunsmiths, Rollin White. White proposed a "bored-through" revolver cylinder to allow the use of metallic cartridges in a handgun. After Colt fired White for suggesting an improvement to his revolver, White took his idea to Colt's competitor, Smith & Wesson, who patented his invention and kept Colt from being able to build cartridge firearms for almost 20 years.Created by: globalquiz.orgfirearms facts » Who invented the mercury-in-glass thermometer?Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was a German physicist, engineer, and glass blower who is best known for inventing the mercury-in-glass thermometer (1714), and for developing a temperature scale now named after him Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykdiscoverers facts » Who made the first violin?Andrea Amati. The oldest documented violin to have four strings, like the modern violin, is supposed to have been constructed in 1555 by Andrea Amati. Earlier instuments only had three strings and were called violetta. The violin immediately became very popular, both among street musicians and the nobility.Created by: globalquiz.orgclassical music facts » What nationality was Nikola Tesla?Serbian. Nikola Tesla was born on 10 July 1856 to Serbian parents in the village of Smiljan, Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia). He studied at Austrian Polytechnic in Graz (didn finish even though he was getting the highest possible grades), later moved to Prague, Budapest and France. Eventually he relocated to New York City aged 28.Created by: globalquiz.orgscientists facts » Who discovered the rubber vulcanization process?Charles Goodyear for many years improved the method of hardening the rubber. When he succeeded in 1839, investors were already offended by earlier failures. Charles died in misery, and Goodyear company, named in his honor, has nothing to do with him.Created by: GabrielBarantires facts » Play technology quiz and see all the questions.