Friday, November 11, 2011

100 greatest inventions

According to a recent survey, where people aged 18-65 took part, the 100 greatest inventions were listed. Despite some being very new inventions to be on this list, it is important to see how all of these have changed our daily life.


The 100 greatest inventions are:
  1. Tire
  2. Plane
  3. Light bulb 
  4. Internet
  5. PC
  6. Phone
  7. Penicillin
  8. iPhone
  9. Flush
10. Internal combustion engine
11. Contraceptive Pill
12. Laundry
13. Central heating.
14. Refrigerator
15. Painkillers
16. Steam engine
17. Freezer
18. Camera
19. Car
20. Contact lens
21. Cell phones
22. Paper
23. Vacuum cleaner
24. trains
25. Google
26. Microwave
27. E-mail
28. Pen
29. Hot water
30. Shoe
31. Compass
32. Ibuprofen
33. Toothbrush
34. Hair straightener
35. Laptops
36. Knife and fork
37. Scissors
38. Book
39. Journey into space
40. Kettle
41. Calculator
42. Bed
43. Remote control
44. Roof
45. Air-conditioning
46. GPS
47. Wi-Fi
48. Security System Cats-eyes
49. Matches
50. Power steering
51. Dryer
52. Bicycle
53. Sky +
54. Tea bags
55. Umbrella
56. iPod
57. Fountains
58. Protective helmet
59. Watch
60. eBay
61. DVD player
62. Diapers
63. Ladder
64. Tanning lotion
65. Lawnmowers
66. Make-up
67. Chairs
68. Sunglasses
69. Football
70. Slices of bread
71. Sofa
72. Razor blades
73. Screwdriver
74. Highways
75. Headphones
76. Towels
77. Bra
78. Binoculars
79. WD40
80. Mascara
81. Hair dryer
82. Facebook
83. Escalators
84. Hair dye
85. Wellie boots
86. Spell check
87. Calendars
88. grater
89. Buses
90. Post-it
91. Gloves
92. Satellite
93. Pedestrian crossing
94. Pacifier
95. Curtains
96. Bottle opener
97. Blender
98. Dustpan and broom
99. Offices
100.Clothes peg
The only thing we can be sure about is that this list changes according to the socio-economic, political and cultural background of the people taking part in the research and of course the time it takes place. I am sure this list would have been totally different if it was taken in a third world country.

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes, the tire... and that too has been reinvented. www.SideDriver.com

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