TIL that the Goodyear Tire company was not founded by Charles Goodyear, the inventor of the rubber vulcanizing. Charles had died penniless trying in vain to protect his patents. Brothers Frank and Charles Seiberling started the rubber company in 1898 and named it in honor of Goodyear.

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Tesla wasn’t founded by nikola tesla, who died penniless trying in vain to… you know the rest.


We need to hunt down the fella that took all of Goodyear’s pennies!


1. Accidentally discover the process of vulcanization 2. Spend your life trying to own the idea of “make rubber hot” instead of doing anything with it. 3. Die penniless Gosh, I’m sure glad patents exist to incentivize innovation


At least he didn’t die in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year’s day. That would have been the worst year. -Frank Drebin


Better than Chuck Badyear, inventor of the clay tire