12 Modern Inventions That Were Met With Severe Criticism — And Definitely Proved The Skeptics Wrong

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It's a hard life being an inventor. You slave away on a brilliant idea, present it to the world, and are often told that it's complete nonsense and you belong in a mental institution. In 12 famous cases, however, the naysayers got their comeuppance — in a spectacular fashion. Whether it was lack of foresight, a genuine wish to be annoying, or just somebody having a bad day, here are 12 of the best cases of modern inventions that met some severe criticism before going on to blow everyone away.

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