If necessity is the mother if invention, then John Boyd Dunlop’s son, John Jr, is the mother of the pneumatic tire.
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Lu Ban was apparently something like the Chinese Leonardo da Vinci, except he preceeds da Vinci by about 2000 years so he’s more like a Chinese Daedalus, except Lu Ban isn’t a myth.
Xu Quan Long is a Chinese historian who wants Lu Ban recognized as the inventor of the world’s first pedal powered cycle. (more…)