Things you had no idea were named after people

Ferris wheel: The Ferris wheel, one of the most iconic of carnival rides out there, is named for its inventor.

Saxophone: The saxophone, one of the world's most popular musical instruments.

Sandwich: Where would we be without the sandwich? British statesman John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.

Stetson: Cowboys everywhere take their hats off to John B. Stetson (1830–1906), who created the iconic Stetson in 1865.

Rubik's Cube: One of the most complex and best-selling puzzles of the modern age was invented by Hungarian architect Erno Rubik in 1974.

Macadamia nut: The macadamia nut was named after Scottish-Australian chemist John Macadam (1827–1865), in 1857.

Shrapnel: British Army officer Lieutenant General Henry Shrapnel (1761–1842) is forever associated with the shrapnel shell.

Bluetooth: Bluetooth technology got its name from an obscure 10th-century Danish monarch called Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson.

Bowie knife: The eponymous blade wielded by James Bowie (c. 1796–1836) helped raise the profile of this 19th-century.

Graham cracker: American Presbyterian minister and dietary reformer Sylvester Graham (1794–1851) created the sweet-flavored Graham cracker in the mid-19th century. 

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