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The Best Invention of All Time?

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posted on May, 28 2006 @ 12:56 PM
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It has to be SEX. After all, it takes away the frustrations from things we make that don't work....




posted on May, 28 2006 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by iCEdTenG
What do you believe to be the best invention of all time?


Man!



posted on May, 28 2006 @ 05:32 PM
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how about sliced bread?????

everything has been the best thing SINCE sliced bread!



posted on May, 28 2006 @ 07:38 PM
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I think the history channel did a show about this the 100 greatest inventions, I forget what #1 was though, i remember it being surprising however.



posted on May, 28 2006 @ 07:46 PM
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The pressure cooker

where else could you put five different types of vegetables and make them all taste the same



posted on May, 28 2006 @ 07:48 PM
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the most important invention of all time is the printing press. Invented by Johann Gutenberg in 1447, it quickened publication and increased the literacy rate accross europe because of it.



posted on May, 28 2006 @ 07:48 PM
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Flux Capacitor HANDS DOWN!



honestly i would say its Glass and Metal (that fall into just chemistry?)

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posted on May, 28 2006 @ 07:53 PM
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Unisex saunas...





posted on May, 28 2006 @ 11:30 PM
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The HUMMER
lol



posted on May, 28 2006 @ 11:44 PM
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The stuff shelter is made out of,,, wood, brick... are the best invention,
I really treasure not having to live at one with the Earth with the lizards & frogs


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posted on May, 29 2006 @ 12:19 AM
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Mathematics.

The mother of all inventions and the core of our society for the last 500 years...



posted on May, 29 2006 @ 01:06 PM
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Originally posted by enthuziazm
the most important invention of all time is the printing press. Invented by Johann Gutenberg in 1447, it quickened publication and increased the literacy rate accross europe because of it.


Wasnt the printing press invented in China hundreds of years before Gutenberg was even born?



posted on May, 29 2006 @ 01:51 PM
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Movable Type was popularized by Gutenburg, he didn't invent the actual Printing Press unit, he just refined it to the point where it was a veritable Mass Production machine.

en.wikipedia.org...

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posted on May, 29 2006 @ 02:02 PM
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Thanks for the info sardion2000


I would think one Bi Sheng of China should really get the credit for that invention. Even if it was never extensively used before Gutenberg. Mainly I think due to the fact that a Chinese version needed thousands of characters compared to 26 for Europe.



posted on May, 29 2006 @ 02:06 PM
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Written word x2...until this point everything was passed by word of mouth, and we all know how reliable that is.

That and fried chicken.



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 01:57 AM
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The best invention of all time is the modern transistor...

This small invention made it possible to have computers as we know them today. As this technology nears it's limitations I cannot wait to see what the next leap will be. The next step in computing technology is clearly quantum computing.



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 02:30 AM
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The Urinal. Its like pissing on a real wall, but in a respectable fashion.



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 04:35 AM
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Language.

It has done more to unify and divide people throughout history than any other concievable gadget on the common market.

Here's to the spoken, written and typed word - keeping things interesting and keeping us busy talking instead of working!

*edit for spelling

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posted on May, 30 2006 @ 05:06 AM
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I'm going to put my money on printing as well. Imagine reading Harry Potter (700 pages...) on clay tablets...



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 05:46 AM
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The longbow,(but i am biased because i am Welsh
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Without it the whole of history after agincourt would be different, the French would have won at agincourt, there would be no british empire and the WHOLE of world history would be different.


but this has already been covered here..

www.abovetopsecret.com...

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