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    5 top Inventions only.


    We spend most of our lifes not knowing..
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    here are my top 5:
    1. harness and creation of electricity
    2. automobile (wheel)
    3. books and writing
    4. credit (money)
    5. food farm


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    Most of the best inventions are either so old that no one is really sure who came up with it (like writing) or was "invented" gradually by people from many countries (like electricity or computers).
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    The printing press.
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    Representing the UK, I offer:

    The humble Tin Can
    The Lawn Mower
    Perferated Toilet Paper
    Cross-word puzzles
    and the symbol of all things British... The Umbrella!

    :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKDutyPaid
    Representing the UK, I offer:

    The humble Tin Can
    The Lawn Mower
    Perferated Toilet Paper
    Cross-word puzzles
    and the symbol of all things British... The Umbrella!

    :-D
    YES M8 ALLDAY lol
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    British again:

    1: Gravity
    2: Electromagnetism
    3: DNA
    4: Evolution
    5: Atheism

    Ahahahahaha Rule Brittania! :-D
    "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe". - Carl Sagan
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    haha, 425, I think only Atheism can count as an invention really. The others are more like discoveries... either that or god is an Englishman!
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    belgium - only one, but one to beat them all : chips (also known as french fries to the geographically confused)
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    The value zero, by India, lol :-D
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    Thank Christ women's clothing was reinvented. I like to admire it and whomever's inside it but I don't wear it, just in case someone gets the wrong idea.

    Not sure of the country's of origin but I salute them all.

    Top 5 from a guy's perspective:

    1. mini skirt
    2. bikini or thong
    3. tight blue jeans
    4. sexy lingerie
    5. wet t-shirt
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    My top 5 from Canada

    1. Standard Time (Invented in 1878 by Sir Sandford Flemming)
    2. Insulin (Invented in 1921 by Frederick Banting and Charles Best)
    3. Light Bulb (Invented by Henry Woodward and Mathew Evans)
    4. Telephone (Invented by Alexander Graham Bell who was a Canadian)
    5. Zipper (Invented in 1913 by Gideon Sundback)
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    Russian: (only generally recognized)

    - steam bath with brooms
    - abstract art
    - baseball
    - periodic system
    - cosmonautics (principles of)

    As to other priorities - we say that "Russia is the native land of elephants"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo
    we say that "Russia is the native land of elephants"
    are you referring to mammoths or politicians ?
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    From Scotland:
    1) The bicycle
    2) Television
    3) Radar
    4) Penecillin
    5) Hypodermic syringe

    And, of course
    6) The kilt







    I put it last so there would be nothing underneath it.
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    but there is, my dear watson, there is ...

    + you forgot haggis
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    Quote Originally Posted by BumFluff
    4. Telephone (Invented by Alexander Graham Bell who was a Canadian)
    I think you mean "stolen by Alexander Graham Bell" when he worked at the patent office.
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    "Russia is the native land of elephants"....

    M-m-m.... may be this proverb concerns mammoths... It means that for any invention we can find Russian roots (for example TV was definitely invented by Vladimir Zvorykin). It is used speaking in a mocking tone, along with "Russia is the land of branchy cranberries and unfrightened bears".

    As to politicians... yes, the elephant was the name (SLON in Russian) and the symbol of the first KGB camp on the Solovets island in the White Sea. SLON = Solovets Lager (camp) Osobogo (of special) Naznacheniya (purposes).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
    British again:

    1: Gravity
    2: Electromagnetism
    3: DNA
    4: Evolution
    5: Atheism

    Ahahahahaha Rule Brittania! :-D
    makes me so proud lol
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    if humans wernt so war driver,most of those inventions would not be around today,even the....INTERNET..well inno
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    Quote Originally Posted by B1AZE
    Quote Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
    British again:

    1: Gravity
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    makes me so proud lol
    hang on, you mean to say that without the brits we'd all be floating in the air ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    Quote Originally Posted by B1AZE
    Quote Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
    British again:

    1: Gravity
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    makes me so proud lol
    hang on, you mean to say that without the brits we'd all be floating in the air ?
    yeah welshy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    From Scotland:
    1) The bicycle
    2) Television
    3) Radar
    4) Penecillin
    5) Hypodermic syringe

    And, of course
    6) The kilt







    I put it last so there would be nothing underneath it.
    Separating the UK O! For shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B1AZE
    yeah welshy
    make that taffy
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    1) - Breast Implants

    2) - Combustion Engine (or maybe that might turn out to be the worst)

    3) - Interchangeable parts

    4) - Internet

    5) - Protestantism.


    Or.... did you mean my own country? USA

    1) - Interchangeable Parts (Eli Whitney)

    2) - Internet (Al Gore)

    3) - Airplane (Wright Bro's)

    4) - Light Bulb (Edison)

    5) - Radio ( Marconi or Tesla. Hard to say, but it happened *in* America)
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKDutyPaid
    Quote Originally Posted by BumFluff
    4. Telephone (Invented by Alexander Graham Bell who was a Canadian)
    I think you mean "stolen by Alexander Graham Bell" when he worked at the patent office.
    Bell never worked at a patent office he spent his life researching sound and developing methods for teaching speach to the deaf. He was married to the deaf daughter of a very rich Bostonian when he invented the telephone. Hardly the type of man who would be doing a low paying job at a patent office...
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    birth control pill (and even though you men don't use it, you better appreciate it. :wink: )
    tampons (yeah another one you men should appreciate. Imagine the mess)
    telephone
    airplane
    Mt Dew
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    English inventions and discoveries, (and thats just one of 4 countries of the UK).

    Eat this:

    Agriculture

    * Seed drill - Jethro Tull [1]

    Astronomy

    * Discovery of the planet Uranus[2] and the moons Titania, Oberon, Enceladus, Mimas [3] by Sir William Herschel

    Chemistry

    * Marsh test for Arsenic - James Marsh
    * Dalton's law and Law of multiple proportions - John Dalton
    * Discovery of Buckminsterfullerene - Sir Harry Kroto
    * First isolation of Sodium - Humphry Davy

    Communications

    * Uniform Penny Post - Rowland Hill et al.
    * Clockwork radio [4] - Trevor Baylis

    Computing

    * Analytical engine [5] - Sir Charles Babbage
    * ACE and Pilot ACE [6] - Alan Turing
    * Bombe [6] - Alan Turing
    * Colossus computer [7] - Tommy Flowers
    * Difference engine [5] - Sir Charles Babbage
    * World Wide Web [8] - Sir Tim Berners-Lee
    * ZX Spectrum - Sir Clive Sinclair

    Clock making

    * Anchor escapement [9] - Robert Hooke
    * Balance spring [10] - Robert Hooke (disputed - possibly invented by Christiaan Huygens of the Netherlands)
    * Grasshopper escapement, Gridiron pendulum, H1, H2, H3 and H4 watches (a watch built to solve the longitude measurement problem)[11] - John Harrison

    Clothing manufacturing

    * Derby Rib (stocking manufacture) - Jedediah Strutt
    * Flying shuttle - John Kay
    * Mauveine, the first synthetic organic dye - William Henry Perkin
    * Power loom - Edmund Cartwright
    * Spinning frame - John Kay
    * Spinning jenny - James Hargreaves
    * Spinning mule - Samuel Crompton
    * Polyester - John Rex Whinfield

    Cryptography

    * Playfair cipher - Charles Wheatstone

    Engineering

    * Adjustable spanner - Edwin Beard Budding
    * Cavity Magnetron - Dr Harry Boot
    * First coke-consuming blast furnace - Abraham Darby I
    * First working universal joint - Robert Hooke
    * First Compression-Ignition engine aka Diesel Engine - Herbert_Akroyd_Stuart
    * Steam Engine - Thomas Savery
    * Newcomen steam engine - Thomas Newcomen
    o Modified version of the Newcomen steam engine (Pickard engine) - James Pickard
    * Pendulum Governor - Frederick Lanchester
    * The first screw-cutting lathe - Henry Maudslay
    * Disc Brakes - Frederick Williams
    * Internal combustion engine - Samuel Brown
    * Jet Engine - Sir Frank Whittle

    Food

    * Bird's Custard - Alfred Bird
    * Sandwich - John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

    Household appliances

    * Ballbarrow - James Dyson
    * Collapsible baby buggy - Owen Maclaren
    * Dyson DC01 - James Dyson
    * Fire extinguisher - George William Manby
    * Lawn mower - Edwin Beard Budding
    * Rubber band - Stephen Perry
    * Light Bulb - Joseph Wilson Swan
    * Tin Can - Peter Durand
    * Corkscrew - Reverend Samuell Henshall
    * Mouse trap - James Henry Atkinson
    * Sewing machine - Thomas Saint
    * Postage Stamp - Rowland Hill
    * Toilet Paper - British Perforated Paper Company
    * Vacuum cleaner - Hubert Cecil Booth

    Industrial processes

    * English crucible steel - Benjamin Huntsman
    * Steel production Bessemer process - Henry Bessemer
    * Hydraulic press - Joseph Bramah
    * Parkesine, the first man-made plastic - Alexander Parkes
    * Portland cement - Joseph Aspdin
    * Sheffield plate - Thomas Boulsover
    * Water frame - Richard Arkwright
    * Stainless Steel - Harry Brearley
    * Rubber Masticator - Thomas Hancock

    Medical

    * First correct description of circulation of the blood - William Harvey
    * Smallpox vaccine - Edward Jenner
    * Antisepsis in surgery - Joseph Lister
    * Artificial intraocular lens transplant surgery for cataract patients - Harold Ridley
    * Clinical thermometer - Thomas Clifford Allbutt. [12]
    * Colour blindness first described by John Dalton in Extraordinary facts relating to the vision of colours [13]
    * Computed Tomography - Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield
    * Viagra - Peter Dunn, Albert Wood, Dr Nicholas Terrett
    * EKG (underlying principles) - various

    Military

    * Congreve rocket - William Congreve
    * High explosive squash head - Sir Charles Dennistoun Burney
    * Puckle Gun - James Puckle
    * Shrapnel shell - Henry Shrapnel
    * Harrier Jump Jet - unknown
    * Tank - unknown
    * Dreadnought Battleship
    * Bailey Bridge - Donald Bailey

    Mining

    * Davy lamp - Humphry Davy
    * Geordie lamp - George Stephenson

    Musical instruments

    * Concertina - Charles Wheatstone

    Photography

    * Ambrotype - Frederick Scott Archer
    * Calotype - William Fox Talbot
    * Collodion process - Frederick Scott Archer
    * Stereoscope - Charles Wheatstone

    Science

    * Compound microscope with 30x magnification - Robert Hooke
    * Universal Joint - Robert Hooke
    * The Iris diaphragm - Robert Hooke
    * Anchor escapement and the balance spring, which made more accurate clocks possible - Robert Hooke
    * Correct theory of combustion - Robert Hooke
    * Barometer, anemometer, and hygrometer (invented or improved) - Robert Hooke
    * Hooke's Law (equation describing elasticity) - Robert Hooke
    * Electrical generator (dynamo) - Michael Faraday
    * Galvanometer - William Sturgeon
    * Infrared radiation - discovery commonly attributed to William Herschel.
    * Newtonian telescope - Sir Isaac Newton
    * Micrometer - Sir William Gascoigne
    o the first bench micrometer that was capable of measuring to one ten thousandth of an inch - Henry Maudslay
    * Sinclair Executive, the world's first small electronic pocket calculator - Sir Clive Sinclair
    * Slide rule - William Oughtred [14]
    * Synthesis of coumarin, one of the first synthetic perfumes, and cinnamic acid via the Perkin reaction- William Henry Perkin
    * The Law of Gravity - Sir Isaac Newton
    * Newton's laws of motion - Sir Isaac Newton
    * DNA fingerprinting - Sir Alec Jeffreys
    * Smallpox Vaccination - Edward Jenner
    * Electromagnet - William Sturgeon
    * Dew Point Hygrometer - John Frederic Daniell
    * Periodic Table - John Alexander Newlands
    * Seismograph - John Milne
    * Theory of Evolution - Charles Darwin

    * Orbital Theory of the Atom - Ernest Rutherford

    Transport

    Railways

    * First working railway steam locomotive - Richard Trevithick

    Locomotives

    * Bl├╝cher - George Stephenson
    * Puffing Billy -William Hedley
    * Locomotion No 1 - Robert Stephenson
    * Sans Pareil - Timothy Hackworth
    * Stephenson's Rocket - George and Robert Stephenson

    Other railway developments

    * Displacement lubricator, Ramsbottom safety valve, the water trough, the split piston ring - John Ramsbottom

    Roads

    * Bowden cable - Frank Bowden
    * Cat's eye - Percy Shaw [15]
    * Caterpillar track - Sir George Cayley
    * Hansom cab - Joseph Hansom
    * Seat belt - George Cayley
    * Sinclair C5 - Sir Clive Sinclair
    * Tarmac - E. Purnell Hooley
    * Belisha beacon - Leslie Hore-Belisha

    Sea

    * Plimsol line - Samuel Plimsoll
    * Hovercraft - Christopher Cockerell
    * Lifeboat - Lionel Lukin
    * Resurgam - George Garrett
    * Turbinia, the first steam turbine powered steamship, designed by the Irish engineer Sir Charles Algernon Parsons and built in Newcastle upon Tyne
    * Submarine - William Bourne

    Air

    * Aeronautics and flight - George Cayley
    * Jet Engine - Sir Frank Whittle

    Sport

    * Football - Rules as know today were established in 1848 at Cambridge University
    * Rugby - William Webb Ellis
    * Cricket - The world's second-most popular sport can be traced back to the 13th Century

    Miscellaneous

    * Daylight saving time - William Willett [16]
    * Bayko - Charles Plimpton
    * Linoleum - Frederick Walton [17]
    * Meccano - Frank Hornby
    * Crossword puzzle - Arthur Wynne
    * Gas Mask - John Tyndall and others
    * Steel-ribbed Umbrella - Samuel Fox

    Oh and FTL velocity and time travel and flying cars :wink: (coming to a reality near you soon).
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    Ayyyyyyyyyyyee :-D

    1. The Internet
    2. Walmart
    3. Bathroom
    4. Napkin/Tissue
    5. House
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    Walmart?!?!?!!?!? How could you list that as a good invention? It's like inventing a way to convert free societies into feudal societies, and then being proud of the fact. Aghh!!!!!!!


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    birth control pill (and even though you men don't use it, you better appreciate it. :wink: )

    Yeah. I would like to officially edit my list. I'll remove Radio to make room for the Birth Control Pill. Truly the number one greatest invention of our time.
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