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The World's Greatest Inventions

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What do you think are the world's greatest inventions?

Also, in your opinion, what are the world's most useless inventions?

I'll start...

GREATEST:

sanyo-em-c6786v-silver-microwave-oven.jpThe microwave...

Because I like having something hot to eat following a drunken night of debauchery. Radiation fears and good health be damned, praise be the 3 minute fries.

15825011_M.jpg?identifier=90135682309497It's the box of clamy, tasteless delights.

USELESS:

20080411144154529.jpgPS2 stand...

Because it's not like you could just balance the bloody thing is it?!
Nnnoooooooo, you need to invest to make use of the laws of physics and gravity (or so Sony would have you believe).

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  • I don't like being drunk and the microwave scares me and your feet smell...

    I don't like him....

    IM KIDDING! HAHAHA! Did I get you? At what part were you convinced?

    Ok, great inventions, well, you know me, things like true love and all of that. It's all I really care about. This computer is a great tool to talk to you about things, but it also spread the entertainment industry like wild fire. Everything we do can be abused...it's hard to say what technology was the greatest invention...

    True love I guess if it can exist. I'm working on that concept on and off between rants about our species.

  • I like sliced bread myself. I can never cut straight pieces.

  • @doodo! said: True love I guess if it can exist.

    Unless you're counting God or Mother Nature as an inventor, I'm pretty sure that's not an invention.

    Maybe I should have titled this thread as "The World's Greatest Human Inventions" but I didn't foresee the need to. I guess I didn't count upon Doodo logic.

    @doodo! said: I like sliced bread myself. I can never cut straight pieces.

    Indeed, hence the saying "the greatest invention since sliced bread." I wonder if sliced bread is the greatest invention since fire. If so, that must make the toaster the greatest invention since sliced bread.

  • @Davies said: Indeed, hence the saying "the greatest invention since sliced bread." I wonder if sliced bread is the greatest invention since fire. If so, that must make the toaster the greatest invention since sliced bread.

    This is a worthy topic for further research.

    Personally, I like sliced bread so that I can engage in one of my other favorite inventions: the toasted sandwich. Generally, I prefer grilled cheese and tuna melts. Either one is fantastic and much easier with evenly sliced bread.

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    @Davies said:
    The microwave...

    When I was a kid I had a neighbour who wouldn't use a microwave, claiming that it "reverses the polarity of food". I asked why he didn't just microwave his stuff twice... we didn't talk much after that.

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    @supmandude85 said: tumblr_lg15ybgDpE1qgkdfpo1_500.jpg

    It. Exists.

    They gave it out in our earthquake disaster boxes when I lived in Japan. Although it's more like a canned muffin and looks like this:

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    Has your head exploded yet?

  • Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin because Eli Whitney is a BAMF
    whitney-gin.jpg

  • Best Invention:

    toiletpaperstack.jpg
    (Toilet paper)

    I wouldn't want to live in a world without it, would you?


    Worst Invention:
    guineapig1.jpg
    Not really an invention but the worst life-form on this planet.

  • @der_ketzer said: Best Invention:

    toiletpaperstack.jpg
    (Toilet paper)

    I wouldn't want to live in a world without it, would you?

    Actually, in certain areas of India and South East Asia, they don't use toilet paper; just water. However, I certainly am glad that somebody invented toilet paper.

    @der_ketzer said: Worst Invention:
    guineapig1.jpg
    Not really an invention but the worst life-form on this planet.

    But... it's so cute and fluffy! Surely this is a more heinous "invention"...

    [snip (it was a naked man)]
    You see what I did there?

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