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Five Eurekas! that Have Changed the World
Associated Content ^ | 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
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1 posted on 05/10/2010 8:38:08 AM PDT by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru
Many believe that Quaaludes should be brought back.

Quaaludes are for girls.

2 posted on 05/10/2010 8:43:56 AM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Niuhuru
Can you list them for me? I'll read the article later.

Anesthesia,
Vaccine
...

3 posted on 05/10/2010 8:44:35 AM PDT by Theophilus ('a dog is smarter than its tail', but if the tail were smarter, then the tail would 'wag the dog'.)
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To: Niuhuru

World’s Greatest Invention: Twist off beer caps.


4 posted on 05/10/2010 8:46:19 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: Niuhuru

My five:

1) Agriculture
2) Metallurgy
3) Medicine
4) Mathematics
5) Physics


5 posted on 05/10/2010 8:47:57 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping. Any article that mentions these essentials must be hugh and series..

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... 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


6 posted on 05/10/2010 8:53:23 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Hoodat
Beer.... Beer is for guys......

Alcoholics Anonymous is for quitters.... :^)

7 posted on 05/10/2010 8:54:09 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Theophilus

Anesthesia,
Vaccine
Thermodynamics
Electricity
Antibiotics


8 posted on 05/10/2010 8:55:19 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (I am so immune to satire that I ate three Irish children after reading Swift's "A Modest Proposal")
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To: Niuhuru

I would think toilet paper would be high on the list.


9 posted on 05/10/2010 9:00:00 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Healthcare adds 16,000 new IRS agents and zero new doctors???)
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To: Responsibility2nd
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."

/johnny

10 posted on 05/10/2010 9:00:07 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Niuhuru
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.

11 posted on 05/10/2010 9:04:09 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: RetroSexual

Stainless Steel Sporks:

http://www.dansk.com/pg/index.cfm?fuseaction=pd&wa=3&cl=96&pid=842&sc=&kf=5


12 posted on 05/10/2010 9:22:02 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: RetroSexual

Better deal:

http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=450292


13 posted on 05/10/2010 9:25:05 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: chopperman
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.

14 posted on 05/10/2010 9:26:47 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: chopperman
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.

15 posted on 05/10/2010 9:28:41 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Niuhuru

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.


16 posted on 05/10/2010 9:34:39 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Comrade O has to go.)
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To: Theophilus

Exactly-Morton’s popularization of anesthesia has to be the most overlooked contribution ever.


17 posted on 05/10/2010 9:38:29 AM PDT by MattinNJ (Iron Man 2-a great conservative movie.)
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To: Niuhuru

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.


18 posted on 05/10/2010 9:40:29 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Hoodat

Any list that doesn’t include Cream Cheese as a major advancement to civilization is not a serious list.


19 posted on 05/10/2010 9:43:02 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Niuhuru

Lube. I think lube should be on the list.


20 posted on 05/10/2010 9:45:32 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Niuhuru
1. A written language
2. Something to write it with
3. Something to write it on
4. Electricity
5. Refrigeration
5. The transistor
21 posted on 05/10/2010 1:11:57 PM PDT by redhead ("If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." --Ronald W. Reagan)
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