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What were the best and worst inventions of the 20th century?

 
 
Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2009 10:22 pm
And I hope this wasn't on a previous thread somewhere.

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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2009 10:35 pm
@bathsheba,
The Hills Hoist! A rotating clothesline (sort of) which dries clothes quickly outside, utilizing sun & wind! An old Australian invention. It is brilliant. (I would never use one of those internal, power-guzzling dryers, no!)
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2009 10:40 pm
@bathsheba,
Well, the best thing since sliced bread was the electric starter.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2009 10:45 pm
worst: weapons of mass destruction
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2009 10:57 pm
@edgarblythe,
Yes. You are so right, edgar! All the squillions of $$$$ wasted on developing those destructive weapons could have been spent on constructive endeavours ..... like eradicating world poverty. And why not do that instead?
NickFun
 
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Reply Tue 3 Mar, 2009 11:49 pm
@msolga,
Agreed for the worst. The computer was the best. I cringe when I think of ever using a typewriter again.
Dutchy
 
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Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2009 02:03 am
@NickFun,
Dishwasher, can now watch the TV news in peace.
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curtis73
 
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Reply Sun 8 Mar, 2009 03:40 pm
The diesel engine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_engine

The solar (photoelectric) panel

Pop Rocks:
http://www.poprockscandy.com/pop-logo03.jpg
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talk72000
 
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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2009 01:33 am
@bathsheba,
Worst was David spying Bathsheba naked and sending Urriah to his death while best was that the wise Solomon came out of the event.
Mame
 
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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2009 07:03 am
Worst (or stupidest, let's say) - electric vegetable peeler! Is it too much to just move the peeler by yourself?
bathsheba
 
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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2009 11:33 pm
@talk72000,
Smile
har har.....

20th century inventions?
I must tell you, I quite enjoyed David's perving. I mean, spying.
But......can you come up with something in the 20th C? I know David and Bathsheba are so 19th C Wink but DO stick to the topic eh? Smile
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bathsheba
 
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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2009 11:40 pm
@Mame,
I agree, Mame. If you're too lazy to peel something without a battery prolly shouldn't be in a kitchen. I can say the same about electric toothbrushes - how much effort is it too move a toothbrush around in your mouth?

Stupid inventions would have been a great title...didn't think of it.
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