When was the air conditioner invented?

Inventions according to my 6th graders:

  1. Pianos and watches were invented in the early 1900s.
  2. Their parents were born (born, not invented; we studied that distinction) from around late 1960 to early 1970.
  3. Pretty much everything else we see in life today was invented after 1975, which, to them, was ages ago.


Still, these students have happily passed time guessing the dates of inventions ranging from jeans to potato chips, and then they grin with glee when they learn the correct dates.

So here’s your next conversation stopper: When was the air conditioner invented?

Wait, wait…don’t tell me! It was…it was…oh I don’t know! When???

Bonus points: Name the air conditioner inventor(s).

2 Responses

  1. The best invention ever!


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