Massachusetts isn't just famous for its history, beautiful landscapes and top-notch schools. It's also a big player in the world of inventions. Massachusetts natives have come up with all sorts of interesting stuff, from fancy gadgets to important scientific discoveries and even major holidays.

Their innovations have transformed industries and reshaped the way we live, work, and interact with the world.

It makes me proud to live here.

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Here are 12 inventions that were born right here in Massachusetts, just a small sample of all the great stuff that's come out of the Commonwealth and have made life better in lots of ways. From how we talk to each other to how we stay healthy, they keep inspiring us to dream big and see what else we can do.

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Massachusetts' Highest Paying Bachelor Degrees

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