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  • Britains Greatest Invention – BBC 2, now the is a hard one!
  • Premier Icon woody74
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    So what is the greatest British invention? There is a new BBC2 program I have just seen an advert for. Bloody hard list to pick from if you ask me.

    Refrigerator
    Stream engine
    Antibiotics
    Jet engine
    Mobile phone
    Television
    Concrete

    Premier Icon ingwerfuchs
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    Internet?

    Premier Icon project
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    stream engine !!!!!

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    The Profanisauraus.
    The Chav.
    Austin Montego
    Scotch Eggs
    Sandals with socks

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Your Mum.

    Premier Icon Swelper
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    Texting
    Penicillin

    Premier Icon ninfan
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    ???????

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Contraception

    Premier Icon B.A.Nana
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    chitty chitty bang bang I would imagine, way beyond it’s time, saved the kidz as well from the child catcher, bonus. It had a stream engine I believe, that bit was kept a secret.

    Premier Icon Malvern Rider
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    Premier Icon cheekyboy
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    Spangles

    Premier Icon brooess
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    Right now in the 21st century – giving away our wealth, power and influence in a fit of stupidity!

    +1 for the bicycle. although maybe I’m a little biased 🙂

    Premier Icon boriselbrus
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    I think the bicycle was invented by a German. So not really a British invention… 😀

    Premier Icon futonrivercrossing
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    Programmable computer.

    Premier Icon brooess
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    I think the bicycle was invented by a German. So not really a British invention…

    ok, best British invention: Nicking other countries’ ideas and resources and taking them as our own 🙂

    Premier Icon wobbliscott
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    Surely the programmable computer and the internet. Along with the jet engine, telephone and TV the most significant other nventions that enabled the modern world. Go team GB!

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Rotating steam engine imo- so much else was built on that, and it’s basically the reason we led the world for so long.

    Premier Icon woody21
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    Whitworth Thread?

    Premier Icon rene59
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    The weather.

    Premier Icon wobbliscott
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    The proper pie, fully encased in short crust pastry. None of this flakey pastry nonsense or stew with a pastry or mashed spud lid masquerading as a Pie.

    Premier Icon uponthedowns
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    First. The Watt Steam Engine which powered the Industrial Revolution, changed the world forever and meant that we could get around the surface of the planet without staring at the back end of a horse or waiting for the wind to blow.

    Second. The Jet Engine which enabled mass international travel and a global economy.

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    Rum, sodomy and the lash

    Premier Icon TheFlyingOx
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    Premier Icon dissonance
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    Internet?

    That was the yanks.
    World Wide Web was Berners-Lee contribution.

    Premier Icon uphillcursing
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    Concrete???? Thought that was the Romans.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_ekw0OWsAERgBa.jpg[/img]

    Premier Icon genesiscore502011
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    ^^ like it ……. the picture represents British music ……March of Progess…..in reverse

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    ARM ISA.

    Fits all the criteria – quietly changed the world, wildly undervalued.

    Premier Icon avdave2
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    Concrete???? Thought that was the Romans.

    No, what have they ever done for us?

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Manchester’s greatest invention, surely.

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    No, what have they ever done for us?

    Well, sanitation, for a start.

    Premier Icon avdave2
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    Well, sanitation, for a start.

    ok, but apart from sanitation what have they ever done for us?

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    I’d add “the computer” to that list.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    the flushable toilet, obviously.

    allowing millions of people to live in cites, without catastrophic outbreaks of ghastly diseases.

    once you have cities that people can lead healthy lives in, the rest, all that good stuff above, is inevitable.

    although i do like the Renishaw Revo: [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf2Kju__fDc[/video]

    Premier Icon twinw4ll
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    Had my bellyful of voting tbh.

    Premier Icon TiRed
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    Safety Bicycle

    From the list, I’d say steam engine, followed by antibiotics (which weren’t originally “invented”).

    Premier Icon mechanicaldope
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    Well, sanitation, for a start.

    ok, but apart from sanitation what have they ever done for us?[/quote]

    Toga Parties..

    Premier Icon Drac
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    British Human Rights Act.

    Premier Icon ballsofcottonwool
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    The 3 plate method for creating true planes -Joseph Whitworth

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    What about our political system?

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