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There is a song by James Brown, called “It Is A Man’s World” which says that ”Man made electric light to take us out of the dark/ Man made the boat for the water, like Noah made the ark”. When people think about inventions, the majority of the time they are referring to Einstein, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Samuel Morse and so many other men.

Although we give a lot of credit to men who were inventors, there are actually some inventions created by women, such as Ada Lovelace and Elizabeth Magie Phillips, which men took credit for.

Here are 5 inventions and discoveries made by women, that men took credit for:

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