Top 10 Inventions
Number 10:- The Telescope
Many people believe that Galileo Galilei invented the telescope, but it was actually Hans Lipperhey, in 1608. The telescope is used for seeing the sky, stars, etc, simply by looking through the lens.
Number 9:- The Computer
Charles Babbage made the design of what should have been the first computer in 1989. However, John Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly built the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer). It's hard to point to one person, as many people have made many different types and designs that fit the definition of a computer, even if it's not what we necessarily think a "computer" is. It definitely was a lot less complicated than the computers we know and love to use today.
Number 8:- The Television
John Logie Baird publicly demonstrated the tv in 1926, however, there were many many others that invented different items that came together to make the tv, so it's hard to pinpoint it to one person.
Number 7:- The Automobile
The first real automobile was built by Karl Benz in 1885, supposedly, although, there are many others that have built different types of things that could be considered an automobile, so who knows, really.
Number 6:- Electricity
Thomas Edison created the light bulb in 1879. Then the electric utility industry began in the 1880s.
Number 4:- Antibiotics
In 1943 Selman A. Waksman discovered a fungus that produced an antibiotic substance and named it streptomycin.
Number 2:- The Clock
There are many different types of clocks, such as sun-dials, water clocks, pendulum clocks, etc. However, Warren Marrison used quartz crystal vibration in an electric circuit to make one. It became the standard timekeeping device from the 1930s onward.
NUMBER 1:- The Toilet
Thomas Crapper made the first flushing toilet in the 1800s, but really it was Sir John Harrington who engineered and invented a valve that could release water from a water closet when pulled. He did this in 1596.
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