What is mankind's greatest invention?

Gary D

Well-known Member
What do you concider to be the greatest invention ever invented by man?

My choice would be Elastic trickery.

Without it none of us have a hobby or even a life :D most of us cant do anything without it.

last year we had a substation blow - it knocked out about 10,000 homes.

Mrs D lit a candle, opened a book and got on with it. i sat there not knowing what to do as EVERYTHING i like is powered by electric (except MRS D :devil: ) it really came home to me what a survivalist i'm not. ha ha

so what would your choice be?
 

Nick_UK

Banned
What use would electricity be without appliances to run on it ?

Your question is rather too simplistic, because every invention depends on another invention to make it work. (i.e. light bulb useless without electricity, petrol engine useless without refining, cars useless without paved roads, etc, etc).
 

Gary D

Well-known Member
Nick_UK said:
What use would electricity be without appliances to run on it ?

Your question is rather too simplistic, because every invention depends on another invention to make it work. (i.e. light bulb useless without electricity, petrol engine useless without refining, cars useless without paved roads, etc, etc).
nick calm down mate - its not a university dissertation question - just a bit of fun.

Gary
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
Sliced bread


The best only got better ;)
 

The Dude

Distinguished Member
The screw thread. :thumbsup:
 
Electricity is definately a discovery and not an invention ;)
 

fortean

Novice Member
The axel.
 

The Dude

Distinguished Member

Nobber22

Novice Member
Dave-S said:
The written word. With out it, we would have no history of events, and no comunication of idears from the past.
Stories and pictures on rocks took care of that before written words. ;)
 

MartinImber

Active Member
The wheel
 

fortean

Novice Member
MartinImber said:
The wheel
It's the axel that makes the round flat thing a wheel.
 

Mr Cat

Banned
modern medicine..?
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
Only Fools and Horses.
 

Mr Cat

Banned
Razor said:
Only Fools and Horses.
is that only fools and horses in general, or the tv prog..? :D
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
Mr Cat said:
is that only fools and horses in general, or the tv prog..? :D

LOL :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

TV show :smashin:
 

fortean

Novice Member
I'll have to revise my choice so the axel is gone. Sorry Martin, was that your flat round thing falling over?

Best invention ever must be the contraceptive pill.

We don't have to buy it.
We don't have to take it.
We benefit from it.
And it saves us a fortune.
 

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