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
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
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
Invented by: Unknown, late 1800’s
Straight outta Key West and delicious, delicious, delicious.
7. Famous Amos Cookies
Invented by: Wally Amos, late 1940’s
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 sport 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 became something…