Great inventions of your nation

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Dahlis, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. We invented Australia, sorry guys <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>
     
  2. No because the inventor was'nt from Canada.
     
  3. Ok then, serious Polish inventions:

    Bulletproof vest
    Kerosene lamp
    Gundlach's periscope
    Polonium (well not actually invented)
    Radium (see above)
     
  4. The dimmer switch.
     
  5. Those were not proper paper money, the chinese "money" were more like debt notes.
     
  6. immigrants don't count? north america has always been about immigrants.
     
  7. ofcourse immigrants don't count.
     
  8. All of them.
     
  9. that would cut down the number of US inventions quite a lot too
     
  10. Example, The screw propeller was invented be a Swede that later moved to the US, Does that make it a Canadian invention?
     
  11. that wasn't on the list i don't think
     
  12. I don't see how Canada is even involved if he's a Swede that moved to the US.
     
  13. other swedish inventions:

    safety match
    adjustable wrench
    the flashing apparatus
    blowtorch
    refridgerator
    separator
    zipper
     
  14. Haha, it would cut them down to like zero.
     
  15. Oh, and I'd have to say the airplane.
     
  16. 41. Marine Screw Propeller
     
  17. Neither did a Canadian. It was a brit. All lightbulbs were shit before Edison's.
     
  18. Don't forget the spanner.
     
  19. #70 Hoboman, Feb 25, 2007
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    actually it was a Brit not a Swede

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propeller#Marine

    Ship and submarine screw propellers

    James Watt of Birmingham, England is generally credited with applying the first screw propeller to an engine, an early steam engine, beginning the use of an hydrodynamic screw for propulsion.


    the reason it was listed as a Canadian invention was because some propeller like devices were used in Canadian canoes long before they got attached to engines on modern ships, but ya these types of inventions aren't very clear cut since the idea originates from multiple regions
     
  20. yeah. it only counts if you are born there imo.
     
  21. same with the light bulb btw, like a dozen different inventors from different regions had their own version of the light bulb
     
  22. as for the immigrant thing, i don't think you have to be born in the country for your invention to count for that country. Why? well if you are born in country A but do all your work and get all your resources in country B and invent something new, how can you say it's country A's invention?

    still, nobody can dispute Insulin as Canada's greatest invention. it was first refined and patented at the University of Toronto, and the guy was born in Canada too. before then, people knew that the islets of langerhans in the pancreas had something to do with diabetes, but they couldn't isolate the exact chemical to figure out what exactly it was.
     
  23. we beez stealin ur jewz making ur discoveries <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  24. Maybe not an invention, but the mostly sung song was written by a swede, The song is called "O store gud", But you know it as "How Great Thou Art" .

    Then we have the classic Coke bottle that was designed by a swede.
     

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