Man's Greatest Achievements

The greatest things the human race has ever done or made.

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1Traveled to the Moon

This is a feat that will always stand up in history as the most important step in mankind in terms of science and space. If it weren't for the moon landing, we wouldn't be doing research on Mars or be trying to reach other planets now, and this landing has lead to so many new scientific discoveries and possibilities! - Mousike

Nothing can top this. It's basically traveling to another world, one considered nonexistent a few centuries ago. - emraldYE

Apollo 11 was the greatest achievements by the human race, it showed us what we could really do when we as a nation and as a species tried.

Without a doubt, the moon landings are mankind's greatest accomplishment!

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2Created Electronic Devices

How do you think we got to the moon

Without electrnic devices, we would never have made it to the moon.

Yeah, I agree to that. This is the perfect reason that why this item shouldn't be ahead of "travelled to the moon" - Neeoo

Woo hoo It should be the best heres my list of what is developed or invented with electricity
computers(I couldn't post this then)laptops tablets phones board games(turn into video games) kitchen appliances T.V. search engines and so on...

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3Domesticated Fire

Helped us cook food, making it easier for us to get more glucose to the brain - thereby enlarging our brains by about 2 times of the next million years - and this is when human being unleashed the creative energy from their brains to discover, invent (and sometimes destroy) all the things attributed to humans.

This has to be number 2, it was the thing that started the new era for humans.

It's the pillar of creation, same for stone tools.

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4Mastered Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings... - beatles

Great technological invention, and even by 2015, perhaps the grestest, but not the greatest of all human inventions - ability to enlarge our brains, describe and peer into atomic level structures helped us discover and invent all that we see - medicine, materials, electronics, etc. Etc.

Flight for humans is impossible. But we flew anyway. - emraldYE

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5Created Writing

Personally I think saying that saying going to the moon was our biggest achievement is a very closed minded thought. Think of it in the big picture, writing is a way to get thoughts on paper, stories, recipes, instructions, letters, nothing would exist in our modern work without the art of writing - Waser12345

6Created Photography

To capture the world and keep a scene forever is unearthly. - emraldYE

7Theories of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

How can someone not agree with this, all the objects in the universe can be explained using these theories. Moreover, the future would be based on it, remember teleportation and Quantum Computing? All the above are daily objects which make man's life simple, but did you figuire out how to explain them in the scale of subatomic particles, these theories help you, though there might be loop joles which would be solved in the future.

Explains almost all the we see - from galaxies and stars to protons and electrons.

These are the greatest achievements in human history.

Ditto _ man's greatest achievement

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8Created Music

It's amazing that we created a rhythm out of mere noises that we dance to. - emraldYE

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9Theory of Evolution

Compared to so many other things this is huge! An explanation of how we came into being, if you combine it with natural selection it also becomes possible to manipulate evolution

This is biggest achievement by humans...This should be at number 1 Position

Explains the vast diversity of life and connects all living things.

10Developed Vaccines

The ability to save not only humans, but other life forms, from microscopic "devils" is absolutely amazing. - emraldYE

I wonder whether most of us living today would have been living today if not for vaccines.

Vaccines are the man-made mechanism to make humans into super humans

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11Created the Internet

Definitely number one. Without the Internet we wouldn't be able to communicate with the other side of the world cheaply, quickly and decisively.

I want who is the founder of Internet

Without the internet this website would not exist

Probably a brit they invented everything

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12Created Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons are risky but on the other hand these weapons are the main reason we have peace now because of the fear of these weapons

A new world war would be way too risky; with such massive weapons, the world would blow each other up. - emraldYE

13Conquering Mt Everest

The greatest achievement by climbing the biggest mountain in the world

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14Found the Higgs Boson

That's not true usane bolt is the fastest that's what everyone els says

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15Mapped the Human Genome

The manipulation of genes is the future of medicine.


Language is very important because it's how we communicate. It blows my mind how we came up with an entire language from nothing and that we have so many.

Without language all the items on the list could not have been created or expressed!

17Eradicated Small Pox

This must be the biggest achievement of the twentieth century.To completely eradicate a disease which killed so many people,it's got to be a greater achievement than landing on the moon.

18Created the WheelV3 Comments
19Periodic Table of the Elements

Got to know about atoms and how to manipulate them before you can reach the moon.

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20Created the Television

Man has achieved far more mind boggling tasks then creating the television...yes it's used everyday for very necessary things such as information (news) and leisure but millions of years and the countless amount of people who have walked the earth and the ideas that have been thought/brought to life television doesn't ranked among the top 20. What about the creation of the 12 month calander? It's amazing how man with technology nothing like we see today was able to develop a time clock and determine how many days it took days it takes for the earth to rotate the sun is just amazing.

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