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Top 10 Florida Inventions Of All Time

Courtney Coleman
Published on Feb 3, 2014

Top 10 Florida Inventions Of All Time
Florida is home to beautiful year-round sunshine and the world’s brightest minds.
And since all great innovations improve on past technologies, here is our tribute to the Top 10 Florida inventions of all time.

10. Suntan Cream

Top 10 Florida Inventions Of All Time

Invented by: Benjamin Green, 1944

Thank you for providing an avenue for the beautiful Brazilian girls of South Beach to rub each other’s backs by the ocean.

9. Offshore Kite Fishing

Top 10 Florida Inventions Of All Time

Invented by: Drunk sport-fishermen

This method of running live bait on the surface of the water by attaching them to kites in hopes of catching monster fish is about as Florida as it gets.

8. Key Lime Pie

Top 10 Florida Inventions Of All Time

Invented by: Unknown, late 1800s

Straight outta Key West and delicious, delicious, delicious.

7. Famous Amos Cookies

Top 10 Florida Inventions Of All Time

Invented by: Wally Amos, late 1940s

Wally used to send his special recipe cookies to celebrity entertainers in hopes of recruiting them as clients to the talent agency he worked for.

6. Possible Cancer Breakthrough

Top 10 Florida Inventions Of All Time

Invented by: John Kanzius, 2007

Yes, we should inject patients with tiny gold particles and then blast them with radio waves. If it kills cancer, it’s probably worth it.

5. New Supercapacitor

Top 10 Florida Inventions Of All Time

Invented by: Jim P. Zheng, 2013

Finally, a chance to eliminate that drawer full of old batteries crusted in alkaline that everybody seems to have.

4. Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice

Top 10 Florida Inventions Of All Time

Invented by: University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center, 1947

It cures scurvy and it tastes delicious. And hey, we have a lot of oranges in Florida, so that’s like jobs and stuff.

3. Bondo

Invented by: Robert Merton Spink, 1955

Anybody who has ever sold a junky car has probably used Bondo to patch all the rusted out spots first

2. Modern Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology

Top 10 Florida Inventions Of All Time

Invented by: John Gorrie in 1851

Without air conditioning, nobody would ever go to Florida, ever. It is the single biggest factor in attracting the state’s number one asset, tourists.

1. Gatorade

Invented by: University of Florida Scientists, 1965

Who would have thought that an assistant football coach and a team of lab coat wearing scientists would create the greatest sports beverage revolution the world has ever seen.

Who knows, if these companies used Pacific 54’s marketing team..maybe these Florida inventions would’ve actually become something…

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