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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

For me, it's the motorcar. How about you ?
Will


Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

People have been able to move around mechanically on the ground for centuries, even if you were pulled by a horse. The car just automated the process. No one was able to fly though and that's what people have wanted to do since they first saw a bird so the aeroplane has to be up there at the top (next to beer of course Big grin )

User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1456 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

The powered gilder. No duh.

covert



thank goodness for TCAS !
User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

I would have to say Delemontez wing design :


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Designed in the fifties, still usd in modern aircraft !


707


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

tsk tsk tsk 707cmf, this should be deleted for shameful plugging Big grin
Will
but what is this mysterious link ?
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/424614/L/



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

Well, that would be this picture :


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Photo © William Ronciere



However, what is the connection between that lousy cockpit shot and the discussed topic ?

You shameless plugger...

707


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

it's supposed to be non-aviation, you Elbonian f@##ot, so I meant any invention excluding aircraft and parts of aircraft thereof. asti !
Will



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3229 times:

LOL  Big thumbs up

Have you noticed you thread starter is the only tabarnak de post in this thread that is not aviation related ?

So... I would have to say...

disposable diapers !

707, the godfather



User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

Does Penicillin count?
If not, it's the Espresso machine.



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3189 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

The internet, and without it I wouldn't be reading the discussion between the Irishman and the Elbonian, yeah who believes there countries anyway.




Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

The wheel




.

.


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

The Mighty Beer



Yeap Beer


User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

tabarnak de post

Why do I see a French-Canadian Connection here?

Greatest invention:



Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
User currently offlineVectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

-Concrete

A very thorough list here:
http://corporate.britannica.com/press/inventions.html


User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3179 times:

Telegraphy (& later wireless telegraphy) is certainly one technological invention that revolutionised the world.

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

Newtonian Physics. Newton practically invented modern physics all by himself, and so much has spawned from it. That man was a genius.


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User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3158 times:

Must be... women



sorry I can't remember who invented them. Can anybody help?

Regards, SN-A330

[Edited 2003-11-06 16:45:28]


I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

Who the hell is that creature? SN-A330 at least you could put picture of some nice looking girl  Smile

User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

I'm sorry, only bad looking women in Belgium. Nothing I can do about that.


I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineHartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

Crop rotation, the wheel, writing, the arch, oral sex.

User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

The Personal Computer, the wheel, writing.


"It starts when you're always afraid; You step out of line, the man come and take you away" -Buffalo Springfield
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

The internal combustion engine.
Electric generators.
Nuclear Weapons.


User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3108 times:

The transistor. This single invention formed the basis for developing practical examples of almost every gadget we enjoy these days.


User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Electricity.....

without it, 99.99999999% of the stuff we use today wouldn't have any funtion.

FB05



Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

Last time I checked, we didn't invent electricity. That falls in the same category as weather and gravity... we just use it to your advantage.


25 Teva : I have to admit it is a difficult question. I hesitate between wine and the garlic butter (for my snails) teva
26 Post contains links Kilavoud : Glasses, because I couldn't read now without them and couldn't stay in contact with you. Around 1000AD, the first vision aid was invented (inventor un
27 Post contains images FSPilot747 : 'nuff said. FSP
28 Post contains images CanyonBlue : Steel to build the worlds infrastructure Mini skirts The printing press Porn The guitar Alcoholic beverages Gee, maybe my mind is REALLY in the gutter
29 Post contains images EmiratesA345 : SN-A330 , That woman must have the most horribly plucked eyebrows I have ever seen in my life. They look lik they are drawn on, too thin and the right
30 Usairwys757 : Either the Internet, or Duct Tape
31 Md11lover : Lamborghini Murcielago... MD11Lover
32 Post contains images N766UA : The Ronco Showtime, no doubt.
33 Post contains images Superfly : I am with CanyonBlue. Let's not for get the thong panty .
34 Fritzi : Alcohol Women Partying . Liver
35 Vafi88 : Hey superfly! thanks for letting me know A.net was offering thongs now... I'ma have to get me a pair...
36 Post contains images Superfly : Vafi88: Yes indeed they do. Please don't make Alex wear them!
37 Post contains images AWspicious : After seeing SN A330's post, I'll have to go with the first thing that came to mind when I saw this post some days ago... Toothpaste Without it, we'd
38 TheGov : ...............toilet paper what else could teenage pranksters wrap a house with???? ..........and I'm sure that there are other uses out there.......
39 Post contains images Gordonsmall : Guys you're all forgetting the single most globally significant invention in the history of modern man (and 707cmf) ......................... KROC's s
40 Sleekjet : No brainer. It's the PVR that Dish Network sells you.
41 Racko : The car and the computer.
42 IMissPiedmont : And of course, for those with a brain, the printing press is the most important invention ever. I cannot live without books to read. The rest is pure
43 Bigphilnyc : printing press and homosexual repellent.
44 Lehpron : "The World's Greatest Invention" ELECTRICITY, hands down; without it, 99% of our lives would cease to exist.
45 High_flyr69 : I have been bought up being taught that there is nothing stickytape cant fix, since then i have found that to be complete bullshit but yeah stickytape
46 L-188 : I am surprised that nobody mentioned the condom yet. Personally I will go for gunpowder and the 30-06 rifle.
47 An-225 : Sleekjet, I worked for Dish Network. Those PVR's are a major piece of shit. Dendryte growth in some of the chips... Constant Signal problems/pixelling
48 Post contains links and images Jaspike : Internet Cheesecake Electricity And one more... View Large View MediumPhoto © Bernard CHARLES Josh
49 Post contains images Airplay : I think I would classify electricity as a discovery. Not an invention. It was always there. I would say that anything that allows us to manipulate or
50 MidnightMike : Viagra! Just kidding!!!
51 Post contains links and images KC7MMI : Naturally I want to say helicopters. They are so useful!!!!!!!!!!! View Large View MediumPhoto © Benjamin R Russell
52 Cancidas : the airplane. signed, the world's pilots.
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