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95 Gadgets That Changed The World

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Very US centric and assumes that the world = America - for example the ballpoint was first introduced in Britain for RAF navigators to use in WW2 - invented by a Hungarian. Also contains many errors for example canned food was first introduced for the French Navy not the British.
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Very US centric and assumes that the world = America - for example the ballpoint was first introduced in Britain for RAF navigators to use in WW2 - invented by a Hungarian. Also contains many errors for example canned food was first introduced for the French Navy not the British.
As with everything on "the internet" and especially from MSNBC, "MSM", etc. some filtering needs to be applied. I see your points and acknowledge them.
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I'd say maybe 1 in 10 of those inventions was really something that "changed the world." The rest are either improvements on earlier inventions (the Swiss army knife and the Leatherman tool as one example from the list), or stuff that was nice to have but certainly weren't earth shattering.
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