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Top 10 Inventions

Updated on May 5, 2023
A father and son peer at the sky through a telescope
A father and son peer at the sky through a telescope


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. You can purchase a cheap, small telescope that simply allows you to see the sky from your own windowsill. A more expensive telescope in a larger scale has even more abilities. Some newer versions even connect with your smartphone through an app. It helps you gain a better view and lets you know exactly what you're seeing.


An older style of computer used in the 90s
An older style of computer used in the 90s | Source

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 systems we know and love to use today.


An old style television
An old style television

Number 8:- The Television

John Logie Baird publicly demonstrated his TV in 1926. However, there were many many others that invented different components that came together to create the television, so it's hard to pinpoint the invention to one person.


Old Car
Old Car

Number 7:- The Automobile

The first real automobile was built by Karl Benz in 1885 -- supposedly. There are many others that have built different means of transportation that could be considered an automobile.


A light bulb allows us to have light in our homes
A light bulb allows us to have light in our homes | Source

Number 6:- Electricity

Thomas Edison created the light bulb in 1879. The electric utility industry began in the 1880s.


An old style telephone
An old style telephone

Number 5:- The Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in the 1870s. It was a far different design than what many are used to today with the advanced smartphone options we have available.



Number 4:- Antibiotics

In 1943 Selman A. Waksman discovered a fungus that produced an antibiotic substance. He named it streptomycin. There are now many different versions used to treat various ailments.

The Printing Press

Printing Press
Printing Press

Number 3:- The Printing Press

The Printing Press was invented in the 1440s by Johannes Gutenberg.



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. The John and the crapper are two common nicknames for a toilet/bathroom.

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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


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