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    Read an interesting article that says the greatest invention (Making fire was the oldest) by Man was the WHEEL ...... some 6,000 years ago, possibly by the Sumerian culture! It took another 3,000 years before a major improvement was made by the Orient in 1200 BC, ie the invention of the SPOKE for the wheel.
    Today the wheel is at the heart of virtually every mechanical process .....
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    I know someone going to post this sooner or later "Define 'greatest' "

    for me, i think it's telephone. so convenient and easy to use.

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    MONEY.... always the greatest....

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    Sliced bread

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    Air conditioner.

    PS : Actually, I too read that the greatest invention is the wheel and fully agree with that.
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt....

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    interesting article here, includes a definition for 'greatest invention' too

    http://encarta.msn.com/column_10grea...nventions.html

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    After the wheel, the next greatest invention is the electricity, or rather the ability to generate electricity.

    Just imagine, the world without electricity? No CS.
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    i also agree with electricity.. but it's more of "discovery" of electricity.

    without electricity there is without a doubt this whole mordern world will be doomed and will fall apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    i also agree with electricity.. but it's more of "discovery" of electricity.

    without electricity there is without a doubt this whole mordern world will be doomed and will fall apart.
    mentioned in the earlier link, without toilet and modern plumbing, modern world will also fall apart

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin View Post
    mentioned in the earlier link, without toilet and modern plumbing, modern world will also fall apart
    without mordern plumbing, we will create more jobs for the "midnight soil man"
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    without mordern plumbing, we will create more jobs for the "midnight soil man"
    running up 50 floors of Duxton Plains is no joke, maybe like the Esplanade, can create jobs and at the same time training opportunity for mountaineers

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    if there's a demand there will be supply There are 'cleaners' who trek up and down Mt Ophir and other Mt and Hills in msia to clear rubbish. And they can scale Ophir in like an hour while I took almost 6 hrs.. :s
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    I think the Merlion is a pretty smart invention!
    Can be used to generate income, and it just sits there spitting water
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    The greatest invention for singapore is the entirely fake history set up in sentosa for the tourists.

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    oohhh no.. this is header the wrong direction..
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    the rubber band

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    I think the Merlion is a pretty smart invention!
    Can be used to generate income, and it just sits there spitting water
    I love this one, absolutely LOVE it
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt....

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    the paper clip is one of the inventions that has been most widely used till date IIRC
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    I think the Merlion is a pretty smart invention!
    Can be used to generate income, and it just sits there spitting water
    Would be greater if it spits beer

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    nuclear weapons? The great invention that allow certain nations to strut their stuff across the world and gain total immunity for their troops when convicted of crimes.

    Haha seriously my thought on the greatest invention are computers. Our civilization has advanced by over a thousand fold in the last 50 years with computers.

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