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vetran
6th July 2017, 20:38
Frozen pizza did more for people than the washing machine! | Daily Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4669310/Frozen-pizza-did-people-washing-machine.html)

So is it a rubbish list any better suggestions?

No Wheel, penicillin, zero, Arabic numerals, penis extensions or condoms.


50 THINGS THAT TRANSFORMED OUR LIVES...

1. The Plough.

2. The Gramophone.

3. Barbed wire.

4. Seller Feedback: The first eBay buyers had no idea if they could trust vendors online — this system let both parties rate the other.

5. Google search.

6. Passports.

7. Robots.

8. The Welfare State

9. Infant formula milk.

10. TV dinners.

11. The Pill.

12. Video games.

13. Market research.

14. Air conditioning.

15. Department stores.

16. The dynamo.

17. The shipping container.

18. The barcode.

19. Refrigeration.

20. Tradable debt and the tally stick: Loans were once recorded on willow ‘tally sticks’ cut in two — the creditor kept the base or ‘stock’, the beginnings of the stock market.

21. Billy Bookcase: Ikea’s flatpack furniture.

22. The lift.

23. Cuneiform: Early writing system.

24. Public key cryptography: Enables secure payments over the web.

25. Double-entry book-keeping: Balances all purchases and sales, to keep track of every penny.

26. Limited liability companies: Means traders are not personally responsible for any debts — the cornerstone of all business.

27. Management consulting.

28. Intellectual property.

29. The Compiler: Enables computer programmers to convert instructions into code, key to micro-electronics.

30. The iPhone.

31. Diesel engines.

32. Clocks.

33. The Haber-Bosch Process: Converts nitrogen from the air into ammonia, for use in fertiliser.

34. Radar.

35. Batteries.

36. Plastic.

37. Banks.

38. Razors and blades.

39. Tax havens.

40. Leaded petrol.

41. Antibiotics in farming.

42. M-Pesa: System that lets people transfer money via a mobile phone.

43. Property registers: Maps that recognise who owns what land.

44. Paper.

45. Index funds: Investment products that track the market instead of trying to beat it — a safer bet.

46. The S-bend.

47. Paper money.

48. Concrete.

49. Insurance.

50. The light bulb.

northernladyuk
6th July 2017, 21:16
Frozen pizza did more for people than the washing machine! | Daily Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4669310/Frozen-pizza-did-people-washing-machine.html)

So is it a rubbish list any better suggestions?

No Wheel, penicillin, zero, Arabic numerals, penis extensions or condoms.


50 THINGS THAT TRANSFORMED OUR LIVES...

1. The Plough.

2. The Gramophone.

3. Barbed wire.

4. Seller Feedback: The first eBay buyers had no idea if they could trust vendors online — this system let both parties rate the other.

5. Google search.

6. Passports.

7. Robots.

8. The Welfare State

9. Infant formula milk.

10. TV dinners.

11. The Pill.

12. Video games.

13. Market research.

14. Air conditioning.

15. Department stores.

16. The dynamo.

17. The shipping container.

18. The barcode.

19. Refrigeration.

20. Tradable debt and the tally stick: Loans were once recorded on willow ‘tally sticks’ cut in two — the creditor kept the base or ‘stock’, the beginnings of the stock market.

21. Billy Bookcase: Ikea’s flatpack furniture.

22. The lift.

23. Cuneiform: Early writing system.

24. Public key cryptography: Enables secure payments over the web.

25. Double-entry book-keeping: Balances all purchases and sales, to keep track of every penny.

26. Limited liability companies: Means traders are not personally responsible for any debts — the cornerstone of all business.

27. Management consulting.

28. Intellectual property.

29. The Compiler: Enables computer programmers to convert instructions into code, key to micro-electronics.

30. The iPhone.

31. Diesel engines.

32. Clocks.

33. The Haber-Bosch Process: Converts nitrogen from the air into ammonia, for use in fertiliser.

34. Radar.

35. Batteries.

36. Plastic.

37. Banks.

38. Razors and blades.

39. Tax havens.

40. Leaded petrol.

41. Antibiotics in farming.

42. M-Pesa: System that lets people transfer money via a mobile phone.

43. Property registers: Maps that recognise who owns what land.

44. Paper.

45. Index funds: Investment products that track the market instead of trying to beat it — a safer bet.

46. The S-bend.

47. Paper money.

48. Concrete.

49. Insurance.

50. The light bulb.

Bog roll.

Contraception.

Anesthetics.

MrMarkyMark
6th July 2017, 21:21
27. Management consulting.

Major fail :suicide:

For me, sex, drugs and rock and roll should be there somewhere.

I notice Google search is on there, but no internet :laugh


26. Limited liability companies: Means traders are not personally responsible for any debts — the cornerstone of all business....

Sounds very Phillip Green...

AtW
6th July 2017, 21:41
CUK General? :eyes

MarillionFan
6th July 2017, 23:39
CUK General? :eyes

Nope. The Sofa.

So that's at least 51 things you don't have, but you still have your cherry, so least that's a bonus

BrilloPad
7th July 2017, 07:02
Brexit

PurpleGorilla
7th July 2017, 07:39
Microchip

Laminated safety glass

Jet engine

World Wide Web

Blood Transfusion

WTFH
7th July 2017, 07:47
Brexit Divorce

FTFY

northernladyuk
7th July 2017, 07:59
Retrospective legislation

FTFY

darmstadt
7th July 2017, 08:47
The most popular pizza in Italy is in fact a frozen one, made by a German company in the UK :ohwell

northernladyuk
7th July 2017, 08:50
The most popular pizza in Italy is in fact a frozen one, made by a German company in the UK :ohwell

Dr Oetker funghi pizza in my guilty pleasure.

OwlHoot
7th July 2017, 09:24
Major fail :suicide:

For me, sex, drugs and rock and roll should be there somewhere.

I notice Google search is on there, but no internet :laugh

...

Sounds very Phillip Green...

It's a weird list, as if some 16 year old summer intern had been asked to compile it :laugh

Cirrus
7th July 2017, 09:37
Project Managers

These didn't really exist in the early 70s. At some point somebody 'invented' them. And for people without up-to-date development skills millions of PM roles have serviced our extravagant tastes for fast cars, fast women and prosecco ever since.

PurpleGorilla
7th July 2017, 09:49
Dr Oetker funghi pizza in my guilty pleasure.

Yuk yuk yuk.

The base is like a Jacobs cream cracker!

northernladyuk
7th July 2017, 09:54
Yuk yuk yuk.

The base is like a Jacobs cream cracker!

I know. But they put a secret ingredient in the sauce that makes you crave in fortnightly.

Uncle Albert
7th July 2017, 13:49
Father Jack sums up the greatest things in life. NSFW if your speakers are on.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e9Y023-mnc

PurpleGorilla
7th July 2017, 14:03
I know. But they put a secret ingredient in the sauce that makes you crave in fortnightly.

Bacon?

WTFH
7th July 2017, 14:06
Bacon?

50 slices of bacon could have been the answer to the title of this post.

greenlake
7th July 2017, 14:29
Bacon?
50 slices of bacon could have been the answer to the title of this post.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsdmqhn50uM