I Wanna Know What's the Greatest Invention

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    A Debate In My Household...

    Personally I think air conditioning was the best invention... I am a child of the sun but boy do I love some air condtioning... woo-hoo... my boyfriend on the other hand says that person who invented the popcorn button on the microwave is a genius... I have to disagree - well b/c...
    phidget phidget
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jun 27, 2008

    A List

    some of these will be obvious, some will be little things that we often take for granted. 1) the lightbulb- led the way toward all kinds of electric gadgets 2) the telegraph and telephone- led the way towards all kinds of communication gadgets, and ultimately the internet 3...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2008


    I used to volunteer in a nursing home feeding alzheimers patients who could no longer feed themselves.  One Mother's Day, a man was in the room feeding his 95 year old mother and asked: 'Mom - what was the greatest invention you've seen in your life?' She answered without...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Jun 22, 2008

    Reminded of a Story.

    This question reminds me of a conversation being held over lunch by a bunch of construction workers.  They were having the same conversation.  The first guy said "The telephone.  Most definately.  No one can survive without one now.  Most of us have...
    ohnudeone ohnudeone
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2008

    According the the researcher

    who looked into what was the most important event I human history in the last 1,000 year it is the Gutenberg printing press.
    DrakeoMagister DrakeoMagister
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 8, 2015

    Death Ray

    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Feb 12, 2012

    The Wheel

    everything revolves around this one ,there is not an invention in sight that has not made use of its incredible properties, of coarse it had its knockers in the early days, however while refrigeration has allowed us to stockpile food climate controll cooling in hot climates has...
    1 Response Dec 16, 2010

    Greatest Inventions

    I simply can't just pick one great invention. I do beleive that the advancement in medicine is amazing. I think of Jonas Salk with the polio vaccine. I also think of Louis Pasteur with correct me if I'm wrong the invention of antibiotic forgive me, I don't know the person who...
    Nobodyishome Nobodyishome
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2012

    Indoor plumbing, boys

    and girls, indoor plumbing.
    NuclearHedgehog NuclearHedgehog
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2015

    I Want To Know What's The Greatest Invention

    I don't know what the greatest invention?  Could it be electricity?  Could it be the light bulb?  The Telephone?   The computer?  The Stove?   The Fridge?
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Feb 11, 2012

    At This Time...

    It would have to be the space station.  As lame as it is, it is the only hope for the survival of humanity, and all Earth life.  Without it, there is no future.Why?  Because the inevitable doom of Earth by whichever cataclysm you want to choose.  Even if we overcome all of...
    Swarmy Swarmy
    31-35, M
    Jan 17, 2011


    As a person with poor eyesight, glasses are very important inventions. Without them it would be difficult to get an education because I would have difficulty reading. It would be dangerous to cross the road and I would be unable to drive. I would have difficulty in social...
    ViennaRose200 ViennaRose200
    26-30, F
    Jan 24, 2011


    Ummm...hot chocolate is a very good one. And the Cadbury Creme Eggs ( an invention to be proud of) which are very yummy. Moving away from food such inventions as the tinternet and iPod are also worth a mention/
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2008

    Apocalypse Averting Global Famine Stopper

    The Haber-Bosch processIt allows us to create the artificial fertiliser that makes it possible to feed western society without it the world would have suffered a global Famine and countless people would have starved to death.Think its not the best invention cause it doesnt...
    Randomguy22 Randomguy22
    18-21, M
    Feb 11, 2012

    Control Of Rainfall

    Probably not the greates invention, but an amazing invention. Scientists at a university in Switzerland have found a way to control rainfall in a technique called laser-assisted water condensation. In a discovery that may have weather forecasters the world over eyeing the job...
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    Sep 18, 2011
    laulala laulala
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2015

    The Motor

    I think that the motor which includes all types of motors such as the steam engine and AC, DC motors and  reciprical gas engine even jet engines.  The motor allowed man to multiply his  power a hundred fold and more.  My dad worked as a crane operator and by himself and...
    handyrandyman handyrandyman
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

    The .....

    the condom is the greatest invention in the world.
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    1 Response Jun 26, 2010


    I think it was the printing press none of what we have today could have happened if we had not been able to store and share information.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 11, 2012

    This Is A Easy One

    Clearly it is beer. Beer has been around longer than the pill and the light bulb combined. Its been here since anchient Egypt.
    rhcarlst rhcarlst
    41-45, M
    Jan 18, 2012

    Greatest Invetion?

    i think it would have to be Pop tarts...just kidding lol, the Moblie phone is pretty good, but the all time favorite invention is *drum roll* The Blanket, what else would you use to keep warm, toast? i dont think so. Blankets are all warm and cuddly and soft and full of joy and...
    DeMiDeMiSe DeMiDeMiSe
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2008

    Interesting Question

    After a lot of thought, I have deceided that the Plow must be the greatest invention.- The thought behind this. 1- the common plow made it possible to produce more crops than can be consumed by one family, now with the the extra crops harvested there is the basis for bartering...
    OldandWise OldandWise
    46-50, M
    Feb 10, 2013

    The Wheel, Without A Doubt

    The Wheel has changed things in so many ways that we as modern people,who take so many inventions today almost for granted ,can't even begin to count the benefits of having actual wheels to run things and move our wagons,carts,and motor vehicles that we never would have gotten as...
    RedEyesBlackDragon RedEyesBlackDragon
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

    The Invention Of Birth Control

    This world would have been over populated by now with out it
    Micherella Micherella
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2012

    Toilet Paper

    Enough said. Possibly 2 ply
    WyldHoney WyldHoney
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jun 22, 2008

    Drum Roll Please.....

    VINEGAR! This **** is good for just about anything.It cleans windows,acts as a fabric softner.......a spoon full will cure heartburn better than any over the counter medication and it tastes good on french fries etc...etc...etc....
    diggler diggler
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jan 17, 2012

    the electric blanket.

    .up thumb!!! brrrrr knocks the chill off
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    Sep 4, 2015

    Oh This Is Easy

    RAZORS! I mean c'mon, how awesome is the ever faithful razor blade?And it's so versatile too! You can cut things with them and stuff , and you can scrape things with them and some more stuff. (use your imagination here) Can you imagine a world without them? No handsome clean cut...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jan 17, 2012

    Music Instrument

    I think music instrument was the greates invention of mankind, music is only force that cannot be controlled by our mind. It can be given a shape by our brain, but it comes directly form inside and goes directly to inside of different being. So inventing and instrument was like...
    obIivion obIivion
    22-25, M
    Mar 30, 2011

    Electrical Power Plants

    Our world would quickly fall back into a second dark ages without electrical power. Almost everything produced in our current world depends on electrical power.
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    Apr 1, 2011


    has to be sex is there anything better  for you that feels so good, nothin beats sex as the worlds greatest invention, a close second is the humble slice pan
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    Mar 25, 2008

    Something Small, Something Little...

    Reading some stories from this group was fun... and funny. It made me realize how the word "greatest" would connote as something useful, majestic, supernatural even. I'm a small faerie. And though I admire big stuff *uhmm... giggles*, I don't fail to admire the smallness of...
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Apr 30, 2012

    The Invention Of Inventing!

    without trying to invent things, our lives would be much harder
    blogerman blogerman
    18-21, M
    Mar 1, 2012

    Outdoor grilling, well OK,

    fire. I just love what we've done with it! It's given us roasted corn, BBQ, Grilled steaks! Lot's of stuff so really good to eat. I think grilling should be intertwined with naked swing parties with PLENTY of available variations of alcohol! And be done next to the lake...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 19, 2015

    The Movie

    The angel Micheal invented standing in line. Before that, everyone just stood around.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    Feb 11, 2009

    I Think --glass!!

    sure it is just one out of a long list!! but transparent glass.. really ..has so many applications.. so many useful applications...! all opaque components making a transparent material!! brilliant!!
    cognition cognition
    18-21, F
    Jun 27, 2008

    How About Life?

     God invented life so that we could be here.  So I'm going to say "life".  Yes God's invention.  Life!!!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 24, 2008
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