An American said:Yes she's retarded. Hot, but retarded. Everyone saying America is dumb....gee, let's see where most of today's inventions came from...
LIGHT BULB: AMERICA
STOP LIGHT: AMERICA
THE CAR: AMERICA
THE INTERNET: AMERICA
When you're ****** little countries change the world like America does, then you can talk about how we're done....
GOD BLESS AMERICA. THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH!
What do they teach in American schools?
Stop lights were actually invented here in the UK in 1868 (44 years before they were installed in the US) and first placed outside the Houses of Parliament in London but I guess they omit that in American History.
The first combustion powered vehicle (or what we would call a car) was invented by a Swiss guy François Isaac de Rivaz followed by a french guy (Gustave Trouvé) in 1881. If memory serves me correct, Henry Ford did not sell the first car until 1903.
Microwave - don't know that Heinrich Hertz was ever in America considering he was born and died in his home country of Germany. He discovered microwaves in 1888.
Television was invented by Marconi who lived in Italy and the earliest commerically available TVs were made by Baird in the UK
Light bulbs - well yes, whilst the first practical light bulb was created by Thomas Edison in 1879, it is based on the work of Humphry Davy 75 years earlier. Humphry was British.
That leaves them with the telephone and the Internet
Was the telephone not Alexander Graham Bell who was Scottish?
I thought Britain invented America anyway
I believe they concentrate mainly on blind patriotism and domestic flag installation techniques.What do they teach in American schools?
You can't tar all Americans with the same brush. After all, you don't become the world's sole super-power by being completely stupid (or maybe you do?).
Anyway, here are a few genuine American inventions:
- Cotton Gin
- Lock-stitch Sewing Machine
- Safety Elevator: The modern 'Otis' elevator which paved the way for the...
- Water Tower
- Roller Skates
- Electric Dental Drill
- Electric fan
- Air conditioner
- Powered controllable Aeroplane
- Radio astronomy
- Microwave Oven
- Frozen Food
- Computer Operating System
- Pocket Calculator
- Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER)
- Optical Fibre
Obviously, the majority of these would not have been possible were it not for work done by people from other countries beforehand but the Americans are notoriously good at taking existing ideas and making something useful out of them.