Jára da Cimrman is a Czech man of universal genius; an under-appreciated underdog of the 19th century that doesn't get the credit he deserves. Cimrman was nearly the first person to reach the North Pole, but missed it by about seven yards due to an altercation with hostile natives. He invented the lightbulb, but Thomas Edison beat him to the patent office. He also invented the telephone and dynamite, but others took credit. The only way Cimrman could be more amazing is if he weren't fictional.
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Written by Curiosity Staff November 15, 2016
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