Who invented the slide ruler?

Answer According to Robert Graf Derrenberger in "A History Of The Slide Rule," the person credited with inventing the slide ruler is the Rev. William Oughtred in 1622. However, Oughtred was building on t... Read More »

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When was the playground slide invented?

Playground slides were first introduced in the early 1900s. During this time, the National Playground Association was formed. In 1912, the University of Virginia constructed a playground that inclu... Read More »

Who invented the first slide rule?

The inventor of the first slide rule was the English mathematician and Anglican clergyman William Oughtred, who lived from 1575 to 1660. His slide rule was circular; the straight slide rule was a l... Read More »

When was the Electric Slide invented?

Choreographer Ric Silver created the Electric Slide, a 22-step line dance, in 1976. The dance is popular at weddings, bar mitzvahs and other celebrations. The song that usually accompanies the Elec... Read More »

In what year was the slide rule invented?

The slide rule was invented in approximately 1622 by William Oughtred. Oughtred took two straight logarithmic scales, created in 1620 by Edmund Gunter, and placed them side by side. He was then abl... Read More »