The world as we know it would not be the same if it weren't for the numerous inventions born in Utah over the years. There are also some inventions that might exactly be world-changing, but are still pretty brilliant all the same.

From the traffic light to a special pillow for side-sleepers, here are 13 inventions, big and small, with roots in Utah.

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