Great Inventions

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  1. swanny macrumors regular

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    Good of the morn to all or most....
    hee hee
    I was just in ponderation about Inventions
    Debating which were the "great" ones
    the ones that sort of changed or transformed
    or evolved us in a "real" and meaningful" and
    simple way......
    Now the good ones seem to be somewhat common
    "sensical" like now why didn't I think of that.
    Like take "washing ones hands" apparently that
    was an idea and invention ahead of its time.
    What do you figure ranks up there with the
    good uns?
     
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    The invention of the toilet and it's corresponding sewer systems, I believe to be more profound and important than the invention of the transistor or discovery of radio waves.
     
  4. liketom macrumors 601

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    i also think Soap was a good invention , i remember watching a tv show on it ?
     
  5. swanny thread starter macrumors regular

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    Canada

    Now here in Canada you could probably get quite
    a strong arguement goin for the invention of "beer", "pretzels"
    and "hockey" but I suppose I'm talkin about inventions
    that evolved the global humanity.... those that took the
    whole realm of society and civilization to a higher place.
    No offence mr. Gretzky.
     
  6. virividox macrumors 601

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    the wheel, whoever invented fire (hehehe), the george foreman grill.
     
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    hehehe, thats never going to get old... :D

    sliced bread folks, best invention ever. :p
     
  9. mpw Guest

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    Hmmm..Difficult one this. It’s harder to think of any ‘world changing’ invention that deserves higher praise than the others required to make it work.

    I’m going to go with toilets/sewers as they’ve been instrumental in allowing large groups of people to live together which has developed civilization.
     
  10. swanny thread starter macrumors regular

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    sex

    What about Sex....???
    Now was sex an invention or....????
    I suppose the idea of Couple was though
    and then family and village etc. etc.
    I suppose sex was kinda more like a realization
    than an invention an "application" of a biological
    Process.
     
  11. brap macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, while we're at it, whic sonofab**ch invented breathing? :rolleyes:

    Internal combustion, for better or worse.
     
  12. apple2991 macrumors 6502

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    Before we go there, I would officially like to thank the inventor of toothpaste. *Shudder* Sex without toothpaste/toothbrush.....

    Oh. And condoms.
     
  13. MagnaPalam macrumors newbie

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    communication

    communication, no matter what form you might think of...language, radio, television

    communication is important, its the basis for sharing ideas, information, and desires
     
  14. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    Transistor, a good step! Otherwise I would be writing on my 75 KG Transportable iBlock ... Man, I love electronics!!! it's my job, it's my life, it's a hobby, it's my passion!

    I know, I know one day the human race will be back to the primitive times but I'm happy right now...

    Sex? was not invention was research... :D

    ohh, I can't forget : emoticons ;)
     
  15. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Even external combustion engines were a huge advance. Probably more so than the internal ones.
     
  16. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    Blank, unrhymed verse--An invention of which you, swanny, are clearly fond. ;)
     
  17. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    • Agriculture
    • Writing
    • Cloth-making
    • Cooking
    • The understanding and harnessing of electricity
     
  18. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Moveable type printing press.
    Radio.
    Internet.
    Beer.
     
  19. Drgnhntr macrumors regular

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    Antibiotics (more of a discovery)
    Telescope/microscope
     
  20. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    You know, I had an idea like that once. A long time ago. It was a "Jump to Conclusions" mat. You see, it would be this mat that you would put on the floor, and it would have different conclusions written on it that you could jump to.
     
  21. apple2991 macrumors 6502

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    That is the worst idea I have ever heard.
     
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    Yes, this is horrible, this idea.
     
  24. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

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    Might have been a bad idea, sure was a funny movie though.
     

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