8 Surprising Celebs Who Invented Stuff That You Actually Use Right Now

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4. Bill Nye - Better Ballet Toe Shoes

Everybody's favorite scientist happens to moonlight as an inventor. Deemed the "toe shoe," Bill Nye's new and improved ballet shoe features a "toe box" to better support dancers and reduce discomfort and pain.

5. Hedy Lamarr - Early Wi-Fi

Not only was Lamarr a silver screen stunner during the golden age of Hollywood, she also happened to develop the technology that paved the way for Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.

The starlet's patent was titled "secret communication system" and was essentially a "frequency-hopping" device for radio-controlled torpedoes that made it virtually impossible for Axis troops to track.

6. Francis Ford Coppola - Garment For Identifying Specific Body Location

The man who gave us "The Godfather" also bestowed upon us one of the strangest patents on this list. Described as a a "garment for identifying location on body of the garment wearer," Coppola's invention is basically a t-shirt with a turtle on it.

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