11 Ideas That Seemed Insane But Worked

Some say genius and insanity are almost the same. Some of the ideas and inventions that seemed too weird worked out the most often.

Bright Side collected 11 ideas that were incredibly successful, despite the doubts and skepticism of others.

11. Televisions

The long-distance transmission of a moving image was invented in the early 20th century, but television appeared only a few decades later. Why? Because no investors believed in the commercial success of “boxes with live pictures.“ In 1926, inventor Lee de Forest wrote: ”While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility.”

10. Cell phones

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