These Celebrities Are Also Inventors! Do You Know What They Invented?

We love weird inventions, and we love celebs. From train controllers to special diapers, these famous brains have patents for some really rad items. See if you can match them!

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 May 05, 2021
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Question: 1/17Pick your answer!

Who invented special shoes to be worn on stage to replicate the iconic gravity-defying move from the Smooth Criminal music video?
Michael Jackson

Question: 2/17Pick your answer!

This actress is busy “trading places” between being a classic scream queen, a current gamer, and an inventor of a built-in diaper pocket to put dirty wipes in.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Neve Campbell
Linda Blair

Question: 3/17Pick your answer!

This scientist invented an expandable dinner jacket with two sets of buttons because he had a theory how the gut size is relative to the amount of food eaten.
Albert Einstein
Thomas Edison
Stephen Hawking

Question: 4/17Pick your answer!

Who was granted a design patent for a special shaped keyboard-guitar, commonly and lovingly referred to as “the Purpleaxxe”?
Jimi Hendrix

Question: 5/17Pick your answer!

This famous guy actually has patents for several things including a type of ballet shoe inspired by the dance company he met during a filming of his show.
Derek Hough
Stephen “Twitch” Boss
Bill Nye

Question: 6/17Pick your answer!

This multiple Oscar-winning actor helped create a typewriting iPad app inspired by his love of classic typewriters.
Daniel Day Lewis
Tom Hanks
Anthony Hopkins

Question: 7/17Pick your answer!

He came up with a special diving suit that could easily be put on and taken off without additional assistance, in and out of water!
Harry Houdini
Jacques Cousteau
Michael Phelps

Question: 8/17Pick your answer!

Make him a scratch he can’t refuse with his patented t-shirt that has a grid design on the back to help locate itchy spots.
Joe Pesci
Ray Liotta
Frances Ford Coppola

Question: 9/17Pick your answer!

Before this pop legend became a judge on American Idol, she was singing and dancing with her own microphone invention that swirls and swivels with her on stage.
Janet Jackson
Mariah Carey
Paula Abdul

Question: 10/17Pick your answer!

What Buffalo Springfield rocker is a huge model train enthusiast and invented a type of wireless train controller?
Neil Young
Bruce Springsteen
David Crosby

Question: 11/17Pick your answer!

This magician invented a cheeky bathtub … with strategically placed jets.
Penn Jillette
David Blaine
David Copperfield

Question: 12/17Pick your answer!

Which rocker filed a patent for a device that helps support the guitar to face up for even more epic solos?
Axl Rose
Steven Tyler
Eddie Van Halen

Question: 13/17Pick your answer!

Who, understandably, has his name on multiple toy figure and toy vehicle patents?
George Lucas
Walt Disney
Stan Lee

Question: 14/17Pick your answer!

He could’ve been a contender in the drum industry with his conga tuner design but ultimately, his invention was not very cost-effective.
Robert DeNiro
Al Pacino
Marlon Brando

Question: 15/17Pick your answer!

Which Catwoman actress developed pre-Spanx shapewear that accentuated the cheekiness of the rear? Thanks for everything!
Michelle Pfeiffer
Anne Hathaway
Julie Newmar

Question: 16/17Pick your answer!

This actor designed his own car bucket seat which definitely makes him even cooler.
James Dean
Steve McQueen
George Clooney

Question: 17/17Pick your answer!

What legendary director invented a handy device that allows people to add verbal annotations to a digital script or document?
James Cameron
Steven Spielberg
Martin Scorsese
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