what do you think the top 5 inventions are?

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  1. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    i think:

    1. the lightbulb
    2.the automobile
    3.the computer
    4.the cell phone
    5. the microwave oven
     
  2. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    1. Printing Press
    2. Steam Power &/or Combustion Engine
    3. Electricity
    4. Telephone
    5. Vacumn Tube &/or Solid State

    Honorable Mention: penicillin
     
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    1. viol (and all instrumental forms thereafter.. violin, cello, viola.. they're all viols!)
    2. What's that thing.. electricity? Yea, that.
    3. telecommunication/email
    4. Transportation
    5. Tofu

    Delicious Tofu. I love you. Now, MAKE ME A SAMMICH!
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    1) agriculture
    2) printing press
    3) radio
    4) television
     
  6. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Haha, indeed

    I'd say the computer gotta be up there. Pizza pretty good too.. if that counts.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, yes, and low rise pants. Definitely on the top five list. :p
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Things with Velcro on them - endless entertainment. :D
     
  9. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Low-rise pants + pizza = :eek:

    fine separately, but together.. oh no.

    /my pants go to my waist
    //took 6 hours and 7 stores to find pants that didn't show buttcrack
    ///I HATE WOMENS CLOTHING!
     
  10. jefhatfield Retired

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    they almost always go together

    actually, one has to be very thin to pull off low rise jeans...some normal weight people look much fatter with them on and with obesity at its all time high in america, at 64 percent or so, the design is not quite the best
     
  11. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    1. The printing press
    2. The Internet
    3. Wheel
    4. Plumbing
    5. Refrigerator

    Was electricity really invented? I thought it was discovered.
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Not sure about the top five...but the numero uno invention is definitely the Mac! :D
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    more of a discovery.
     
  14. Lacero macrumors 604

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    deja vu, hehe

    1. The Toilet
    2. The Telephone
    3. The Transistor
    4. The TV
    5. The Teleporter (BT-9000) ~ will be invented soon.
     
  15. .:*Robot Boy*:. macrumors 6502

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    1. The transistor
    2. The piano (or any other musical instrument, for that matter)
    3. The refrigerator
    4. Diet Coke
    5. The sundial
     
  16. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    too many to pick, but one i'm sure about is nanomachinery... but it'll be a few years before that becomes totally evident :)

    electricity has to be in there... agriculture is good... writing was a big one... then probably something by Ronco...
     
  17. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    Internet

    Wheel/Automobile

    Fridge (for the next one)
    Ice cream

    Tivo
     
  18. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Whooooa, too much brain activity. Let's hit the brakes.

    1. Women
    2. Quake 3 Arena
    3. Women
    4. Pizza
    5. Mac

    Honorable mention: Mountain Dew

    :D
     
  19. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    What, no stately baryton? ;)
     
  20. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    1. me
    2. language
    3. printing press
    4. wheel
    5. using electricity to properly power products
     
  21. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    1. Cooking
    2. Agriculture
    3. Language
    4. Writing
    5. Eyeglasses

    Honorable mentions: Weaving, Animal Husbandry, Tool Making etc.
     
  22. portent macrumors 6502a

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    1. Indoor Plumbing & Modern Sanitation Outhouses would suck. Diseases seriously suck.
    2. Writing/paper
    3. The telegraph (or long-distance communication in general. The Internet works.)
    4. Railroads
    5. Steel tools.
     
  23. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Gross! No!

    :D
     
  24. XIII macrumors 68040

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    1. Silicon chip
    2. Combustion engine
    3. Phones
    4. Wheel
    5. Electricity
     
  25. portent macrumors 6502a

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    People of Ben Franklin's generation discovered electricity. People of Thomas Edison's invented it.
     

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