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Five Eurekas! that Have Changed the World
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| May 10 2010
| Alice Winters
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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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; History; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: antibiotics; bikinis; discoveries; discovery; electricity; quaaludes; thermodynamics; vaccine
posted on 05/10/2010 8:38:08 AM PDT
Many believe that Quaaludes should be brought back.
Quaaludes are for girls.
posted on 05/10/2010 8:43:56 AM PDT
(For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
Can you list them for me? I'll read the article later.
posted on 05/10/2010 8:44:35 AM PDT
('a dog is smarter than its tail', but if the tail were smarter, then the tail would 'wag the dog'.)
World’s Greatest Invention: Twist off beer caps.
posted on 05/10/2010 8:46:19 AM PDT
(Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
To: Slings and Arrows
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
posted on 05/10/2010 8:53:23 AM PDT
(PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
Beer.... Beer is for guys......
Alcoholics Anonymous is for quitters.... :^)
posted on 05/10/2010 8:54:09 AM PDT
("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
posted on 05/10/2010 8:55:19 AM PDT
(I am so immune to satire that I ate three Irish children after reading Swift's "A Modest Proposal")
I would think toilet paper would be high on the list.
posted on 05/10/2010 9:00:00 AM PDT
(Healthcare adds 16,000 new IRS agents and zero new doctors???)
Sounds like Slim Pickens reading the contents of the survival pack in Dr. Strangelove. "Heck, a feller could have a pretty good time in Las Vegas with this stuff."
If I could find some decent stainless steel sporks I'd box up the silverware drawer and replace it with 8 of them.
If I could find fine silver sporks then Thanksgiving would truly rock.
Stainless Steel Sporks: http://www.dansk.com/pg/index.cfm?fuseaction=pd&wa=3&cl=96&pid=842&sc=&kf=5
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.
Better deal: http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=450292
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.
posted on 05/10/2010 9:34:39 AM PDT
(Comrade O has to go.)
Exactly-Morton’s popularization of anesthesia has to be the most overlooked contribution ever.
posted on 05/10/2010 9:38:29 AM PDT
(Iron Man 2-a great conservative movie.)
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.
posted on 05/10/2010 9:40:29 AM PDT
(To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
Any list that doesn’t include Cream Cheese as a major advancement to civilization is not a serious list.
posted on 05/10/2010 9:43:02 AM PDT
Lube. I think lube should be on the list.
1. A written language
2. Something to write it with
3. Something to write it on
5. The transistor
posted on 05/10/2010 1:11:57 PM PDT
("If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." --Ronald W. Reagan)
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