Skip to comments.Five Eurekas! that Have Changed the World
Posted on 05/10/2010 8:38:07 AM PDT by Niuhuru
There are many that believe bikinis are the world's greatest scientific breakthroughs. Many believe that Quaaludes should be brought back. Then there is the world wide favorite, beer, wine, and thermoses. Whoopie cushions, helmets that hold two beer cans, soda cans, (strangely) flying squirrels, the Spork, and reclining chairs. Then there's toilet paper, sunglasses, the fork, air conditioner, paper, the refrigerator, the printing press, and electricity. All are lifestyle accoutrements that make living easier and more enjoyable. But in actuality, the truly brilliant discoveries transcend culture, lifestyle, and Preparation H (no matter how highly recommended). Below are listed and described inventions that have transcended cultural and national boundaries to literally remake the world.
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Quaaludes are for girls.
World’s Greatest Invention: Twist off beer caps.
Ping. Any article that mentions these essentials must be hugh and series..
... bikinis ... Quaaludes .... beer ... wine ... thermoses.... Whoopie cushions ... helmets that hold two beer cans ... soda cans ... flying squirrels ... the Spork ... reclining chairs... toilet paper ...Preparation H
Alcoholics Anonymous is for quitters.... :^)
I would think toilet paper would be high on the list.
If I could find fine silver sporks then Thanksgiving would truly rock.
Stainless Steel Sporks:
Wow! I've never seen them in stock before!
Sir, you have changed my life. I can now watch America's decline whilst eating my reserves of rice and beans in the finest style.
Got those. They're not quality flatware, but I'm sure the Dansk ones are.
I also have stainless ones with the "Coke" logo and a bottle opener on the handle. Useful for camping but again, not the kind of thing I want to eat gourmet-style with.
Eyeglasses, invented way before electricity was discovered, or vaccines were invented, still gives us the means to extend our useful lifetime and actually invent or discover the other things on the list.
Eyeglass always has abd always will be the top of my list.
Exactly-Morton’s popularization of anesthesia has to be the most overlooked contribution ever.
Didn’t see plumbing mentioned yet. Without water supply/waste systems, we’d still be in the Dark Ages.
Hat tip to the ancient Romans who first developed the art.
Any list that doesn’t include Cream Cheese as a major advancement to civilization is not a serious list.
Lube. I think lube should be on the list.
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