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
Prince
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.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Linda Blair
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.
Stephen Hawking
Albert Einstein
Thomas Edison

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”?
Slash
Jimi Hendrix
Prince

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.
Anthony Hopkins
Daniel Day Lewis
Tom Hanks

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!
Michael Phelps
Harry Houdini
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.
Frances Ford Coppola
Joe Pesci
Ray Liotta

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
Janet Jackson
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?
David Crosby
Neil Young
Bruce Springsteen

Question: 11/17Pick your answer!


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

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?
Eddie Van Halen
Steven Tyler
Axl Rose

Question: 13/17Pick your answer!


Who, understandably, has his name on multiple toy figure and toy vehicle patents?
Walt Disney
George Lucas
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.
Al Pacino
Robert DeNiro
Marlon Brando

Question: 15/17Pick your answer!


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

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?
Martin Scorsese
Steven Spielberg
James Cameron
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