Many American Schools teach about great American inventors.
Like the Wright brothers.
Otto Lillienthal was first in flight and Gustave Whitehead, that lived in New Jersey was ahead the brothers in motorized flight too.
Recent reports claim that Edison did not invent the lightbulb - he borrowed the idea - but who uses that kind of light bulbs today, anyway?
Let us instead ask this - was Plastics a great invention? Do we use a lots of Plastics today?
And would Floorball exist - without plastics.
So was Leo Baekeland, from Belgium - he also lived in the USA, an important guy - do you think?