05/11/2010 07:24 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dumb Luck: Top 7 'Historical Tweets' From Inventors (PHOTOS, POLL)

Whether scientist or tinkerer, academic or technologist, the greatest inventors of all time had one thing in common--they divulged their innermost thoughts using history's truly greatest invention: Twitter. And like presidents, dreamers, and historic women, we're the beneficiary of their oversharing.

Inventors, patriots, sportsmen, politians, and artists--their tweets were all curated into the brand spankin' new humor book Historical Tweets: The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World. Pick one up today for the little inventor in your life. was created in 2008 by social media agency McBeard Media, home of Historical Tweets authors Alan Beard and Alec McNayr.

Historical Tweets -- Inventors