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?
Prince
Michael Jackson
Usher

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.
Linda Blair
Jamie Lee Curtis
Neve Campbell

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.
Thomas Edison
Albert Einstein
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”?
Prince
Slash
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.
Stephen “Twitch” Boss
Derek Hough
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.
Tom Hanks
Daniel Day Lewis
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
Michael Phelps
Jacques Cousteau

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.
Mariah Carey
Paula Abdul
Janet Jackson

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
David Crosby
Bruce Springsteen

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?
Steven Tyler
Eddie Van Halen
Axl Rose

Question: 13/17Pick your answer!


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

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.
Marlon Brando
Al Pacino
Robert DeNiro

Question: 15/17Pick your answer!


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

Question: 16/17Pick your answer!


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

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
Martin Scorsese
Steven Spielberg
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