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I Wanna Know What's the Greatest Invention

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    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

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    The Movie

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

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    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 6 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    Pantyhose And Nylon Stockings!

    I would honestly have to say pantyhose and nylon stockings. I say that because they make women's legs, as well as my own look extra gorgeous and sexy. I also love wearing nylon stockings or pantyhose every day. I am so much more comfortable when wearing a pair of nylons or...
    1trj 1trj 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 61-65 Feb 11, 2012

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    Toilet Paper(as We Now Know It)

    The toilet paper we buy now is just sooo much better than leaves,old magazines,rubbing against a tree ect.ect.
    jettys jettys 56-60 Feb 11, 2011

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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 7 Responses Jun 27, 2008

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    Information

    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.
    shelle48 shelle48 61-65, F Feb 11, 2012

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    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 26-30 1 Response Jun 24, 2008

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    Umm..

    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

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    Computers

    I say computer are great inventions, and if we didn't have computer; we wouldn't have internet and ep.
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F Mar 30, 2012

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    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

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    Toilet Paper

    Enough said. Possibly 2 ply
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    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

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    Sex

    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

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    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

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    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...
    SMITHLEC SMITHLEC 31-35 2 Responses Dec 16, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    The Invention Of Inventing!

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

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    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

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    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...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    The Trap

    Those elbows in your drains under yout sink& toilet!! Without them just imagine what your home would smell like or going to a restraunt with all those smells coming from the urnals& toilets used by so many people!
    jettys jettys 56-60 Feb 11, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    Priorities

    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

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    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

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    The .....

    the condom is the greatest invention in the world.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 26, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    Death Ray

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js8lkg2ZxsI
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Feb 12, 2012

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    Glasses

    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

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