Trivia

Hard

Lincoln Logs Were Invented By?

Frank Lloyd Wright's Son
Davy Crockett
Abe Lincoln
Franklin Roosevelt

Answer: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Son

The ubiquitous early 20th century children’s toy, Lincoln Logs, were designed by none other than Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, John. Although it would be easy to assume John simply made tiny log-like molds with notched pre-cut for easy stacking, the design influence behind Lincoln Logs is far, far, more interesting.

The logs are actually miniaturized versions of interlocking concrete beams his father had used in the construction of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. The shape and the interlocking nature of the large concrete beams made them very easy to place and very resistant to earthquakes. John applied the same design to a children’s toy in order to accommodate the limited dexterity of children (and their tendency to knock their creations about as they work on them).

Lincoln Logs were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1999.

More Trivia Questions

Trivia

Hard

Alcohol Sold For Human Consumption In The United States Has Trace Amounts Of?

Trivia

Easy

The Microwave Oven Was Invented As An Accidental Offshoot Of What Technology?

Trivia

Easy

The Absence Of Wind In The Biosphere 2 Research Lab Proved Severely Detrimental To?

Trivia

Hard

When You Receive Bacn, You’ve Received What?

Trivia

Hard

Which Classic Boardgame Has Been Solved For All Possible Outcomes?

Trivia

Hard

Which Actor Has The Most Appearances In The Star Trek Universe?

Trivia

Hard

Which Organization Uses Minecraft For Real World Urban Planning?

Trivia

Hard

Who Invented The Countdown?

Trivia

Hard

A Nihilartikel Is A Device Used To Entrap?

Trivia

Easy

It’s Estimated The Wreck Of The Titanic Will Vanish Within Decades As A Result Of?