We stand on the shoulders of giants, those who made our lives so much better with their inventions.

MNU has compiled the best inventions from each state from Alaska to Wyoming. In Florida, IBM built the first computer. In Idaho, Philo Taylor Farnsworth invented the television in 1927.

Al Gore was a liar, he didn’t invent the internet. MIT Professor Tim Barners-Lee of Massachusetts made accessing data online easier with his World Wide Web.

50 states, 50 best inventions from each courtesy of MNU.edu.

Oh, and Wyoming? In 1879, the first patent for what was described as "an improved shovel handle." So we’re right up there, next to Washington State with Microsoft Windows.