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What was the greatest invention of all time?
« on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 11:20:06 »
What was the greatest invention of all time?

The zipper?
Toilet?
Glass?
Condom?

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #1 on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 11:55:32 »
I would say Palestinian propaganda. It is indestructible and lasts forever.

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #2 on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 12:54:14 »
For me, that would be indoor plumbing. ::whistle::

Followed closely by "hot" water. ::nodding::

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #3 on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 13:33:14 »
Semiconductors-1947 by America's John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley of Bell Labs

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #4 on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 13:42:56 »
For me, that would be indoor plumbing. ::whistle::

Followed closely by "hot" water. ::nodding::

I like both of those things.... but... Soap tops the list.

Soap is the greatest invention.  ::smile::


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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #5 on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 13:47:31 »
I like both of those things.... but... Soap tops the list.

Soap is the greatest invention.  ::smile::


What are you gonna do with soap north of 40 with no hot water or plumbing?  rofl

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #6 on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 14:03:15 »
 Toilet paper is the obvious greatest invention. That and Desitin. Just sayin’.
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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #7 on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 14:11:31 »
Toilet paper is the obvious greatest invention. That and Desitin. Just sayin’.
 ::lookaround::

Beg to differ with ya, Deplorable Jaime, but the bidet is the greatest invention. Yes, I have one. Yes, I use it. Without going into too much detail, with a bidet, there is no need for TP, soothing ointments, scented whatevers... Stay fresh as a daisy - all day, every day. ::tippinghat::


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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #8 on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 14:16:14 »
I don’t know when swamp butt ensues in the hot summer, Johnny Cash’s hit song “Burning Ring of Fire” comes to mind. A mallady only Desitin soothes.

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #9 on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 14:18:28 »
I don’t know when swamp butt ensues in the hot summer, Johnny Cash’s hit song “Burning Ring of Fire” comes to mind. A mallady only Desitin soothes.

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #10 on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 16:00:33 »
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What was the greatest invention of all time?
You may laugh but I have actually considered this often, and I'm convinced that it is the RAILROAD~I could give so many reasons as to why I believe this to be so. I retired from Roadway Express Inc. almost twenty years ago with full retirement so I know a little about the transportation industry. The Railroad will NEVER go out of business but the big trucking businesses may one day, or at least they will never be used as they were from 1930 to 2000.   

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #11 on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 17:10:24 »
Beg to differ with ya, Deplorable Jaime, but the bidet is the greatest invention. Yes, I have one. Yes, I use it. Without going into too much detail, with a bidet, there is no need for TP, soothing ointments, scented whatevers... Stay fresh as a daisy - all day, every day. ::tippinghat::

Why would you need it?  Women don't poop.

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #12 on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 17:25:46 »
Why would you need it?  Women don't poop.

That's right - we don't. I don't use it because I need it. I just use it for the fun of it.  ::prayinghard:: rofl ::blushing:: ::whistle::  ::crackup::  ::lookaround::

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #13 on: Sat Dec 30, 2017 - 17:30:20 »
You may laugh but I have actually considered this often, and I'm convinced that it is the RAILROAD~I could give so many reasons as to why I believe this to be so. I retired from Roadway Express Inc. almost twenty years ago with full retirement so I know a little about the transportation industry. The Railroad will NEVER go out of business but the big trucking businesses may one day, or at least they will never be used as they were from 1930 to 2000.

And the power of those things. Unreal. Years ago, I was an emergency department admitting clerk for the local hospital. My first night on the job, they brought in a man who had been hit by a train. I will never forget how he looked, how his family reacted, and how I felt having to help the nurse retrieve and document his personal effects. From that day forward, I have always been extra cautious at crossings. Probably over cautious.


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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #14 on: Sat Jan 13, 2018 - 13:40:58 »
The printing press

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #15 on: Sun Feb 17, 2019 - 11:21:27 »
The Yawn ~ Yes the "Yawn" is of high import ~ what would we do without it ```

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #16 on: Sun Apr 14, 2019 - 19:49:48 »
 H.L. Menken thought the thermostat was the greatest invention.

I'd go for weaving.  If you doubt this, consider what daily life would be like, without it.


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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #17 on: Sun Apr 14, 2019 - 23:48:40 »
fire

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #18 on: Wed Apr 17, 2019 - 21:28:38 »
Yeh ~ thems all good ~ the Chicken gets me vote ~ until I think of sumting better ```

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #19 on: Sat Apr 27, 2019 - 22:05:16 »
Girls are really good ~ women is wonderful ```

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #20 on: Sat Jul 13, 2019 - 10:27:15 »
  Without question, at least by me, transmission of electricity. It provides us with the means of interior lighting, indoor environmental control, "power" equipment, cooking heat, & many other things we now take for granted. this is followed closely in importance by radio(dependent upon electricity), internal combustion engines, antibiotics & vaccines, printing machines, & cloth-making devices such as looms.

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #21 on: Sun Feb 20, 2022 - 14:51:42 »
What was the greatest invention of all time?
Easy call  --  Fire is clearly the greatest invention of all time.  But then perhaps it is the control of fire, being able to ignite a fire, rather than fire itself.

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Re: What was the greatest invention of all time?
« Reply #22 on: Tue Mar 29, 2022 - 01:10:22 »
Easy call  --  Fire is clearly the greatest invention of all time.  But then perhaps it is the control of fire, being able to ignite a fire, rather than fire itself.
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