Man's Greatest Achievements

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

The Top Ten

1 Traveled to the Moon

200 years ago if you told a person we did the other things on the list people would say, "I can believe that". 200 years ago if you told a person we would walk on the moon they would think you were insane.

It is such a great accomplishment some people do not believe that we have walked on the Moon because they think it is an impossible thing to do.

Observed from the outside this and the voyager probes are the only relevant achievements of this species so far.

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

Stepping into another world other than our Earth is an imaginable task executed by human, It's more fascinating when just 300 years ago, flying on a vehicle is just a magical fantasy

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2 Created Electronic Devices

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy, there's vomit on his sweater already mom's spaghetti.

If people didn't accomplish this than we wouldn't have fortnite noo

We would not survive

Electronic devices now make up a huge part of the lives for the majority of the world. First radios, telephones, following that, we got televisions and mobile phones and now we're at computers, smartphones and the internet. Electricity also provides us lots of interesting technology such as space travel/exploration, special medication methods. Electricity made communication miles easier and opened up countless branches of entertainment.

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3 Domesticated Fire

Fire is one of the best invention

Have you ever slept outside during winter?...

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.

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy, there's vomit on his sweater already mom's sphagetti.

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4 Mastered 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

Creating something so big such as the Hindenburg using hydrogen as a flight source is really hard

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5 Created Writing

Writing is the sole reason that mankind has been able to accumulate knowledge. The limits of oral language becomes quite evident when death comes for all of us. There is also a limit to the quantity of knowledge we can hold, compute, and comprehend within our heads. Abstract thinking is much less efficient when it comes to creating formulas and logical statements. Writing has also allowed us to generalize variations within many fields, especially mathematics and sequences, consequently leading to the discovery/creation of calculus. In short, all of the other achievements listed here would have been impossible or significantly more difficult without the creation of 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

Who knew a few lines in an odd design could have the power to change our world...


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6 Created Photography


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

i'm bob
i live on the moon
i like pancake monsters
your name is jeff
you live on marz
enjoy life on marz

Photography developed into bird watching, pornography, records of human history, videos, movies, illustrated books, printing and presentation(e.g graphs)

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7 Theories 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.

Ditto _ man's greatest achievement

These are the greatest achievements in human history.

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8 Theory of Evolution


A theory which explained our complicated root with basic cause-effect relationships. A true masterpiece of humanity.

This theory has completely altered our understanding of how organisms co-relate, change and came to be. It asks one of the most provocative questions... what are we? From what did we come from? What will we become.

Ah yes, the excuse man came up with to clear his conscience from attempting to be God himself.

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9 Created Music

This would be one of my top 3's, along with language/writing and the invention of electronic devices.


Music is the language of existence in my book. It puts our humanity into perspective, and brings meaning to everyday moments. Without music, it would be very hard to reflect on where we are and what we are doing, because as selfish creatures we are never fully satisfied. Always looking either toward the future, or past. I guess it’s most unique quality is to stop time at a moment and give us the ability to judge life with a perspective

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

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10 Developed Vaccines

This is the number one achievement of people

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

The Contenders

11 Created the Internet

Without the internet we wouldn't be so smart

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

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12 Created Nuclear Weapons

This should be off the list because nuclear weapons are so deadly and are part of wars

Ok if you want the end of the world. If you hate your life, it makes sense really with all the Kidrauhl hate on every single list.

Man stumbled upon atomic power and fashioned it into nuclear weapons which possess the capacity to destroy every living thing in their path. Nothing man has done is more significant to the future of this world and its inhabitants.


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13 Language

Language an entire list of words,sentences,phrases and whole lot of grammar made up of strange sounds from our mouth have the power to express ourselves and others. Without language we would have been prisoners in our minds. Without Language creative writing wouldn't be possible nor would be Internet. What would our thoughts be like if we did not know any language? We even think in a certain language (that's what I think).

Language is the single most important technological leap for mankind. It dwarfs all others in comparison. And how mysterious and powerful it is to be able to take an abstract concept and implant that in the mind of another. It's an incredible feat when you think about it. It borders on being a metaphysical force.

None of these accomplishments would have happened without communication

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.

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14 Won an Argument with His Wife

This is legendary

I really don't think this ever happened. We need proof. I have never heard of someone that can do this miraculous feat.

10/10 didn't happen

I am skeptical that this has actually ever happened.

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15 Conquering Mt Everest

The greatest achievement by climbing the biggest mountain in the world


16 Found the Higgs Boson

Was he lost? Where was he hiding?

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

VJ Tauli is the fastest person in the world

17 Eradicated 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.

Going to the moon was just 1 nation flexing its muscles to show off to another nation. To tackle smallpox all people around the world had to cooperate to banish a small piece of evil from the land.
Eridacating smallpox was all of man working together to be the best that we could

18 Periodic Table of the Elements

Huge amount of time, hard work, reasearch and knowledge, all in an elegant table, a masterpiece.

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

Most important

Yeah the first priority id to know 'bout the matter around u. - Neeoo

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19 Created the Wheel


I think this this is important

Wheel improved the transport of things, so improved the commerce and the progress of the humanity.

A wheel is in a lot of things

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20 Mapped the Human Genome

The manipulation of genes is the future of medicine.

Big old black one

21 Created 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.

If I went back in time knowing what I know now I think I could come up with the lightbulb, radio, and even powered flight but television? Truly the most complex and important human achievement next to going to the moon.
Philo Farnsworth is my hero!

22 Developed and Mastered Agriculture and Animal Domestication

Humanity began a new era.

23 Made a Sheep Clone

Then it died soon after

I want to know how they do that though

24 Invented the Printing Press

The invention of the printing press was extremely important.

"Very, very important"

This has changed the history of the whole world. Without the Printing Press, the Bible, and several other books and works would never be in the hands of simple civilians.

25 Discovery of Mathematics

As Rutherford said; "When you can express something quantitatively you can say you know something about it and that covers music, the arts, and all the sciences."


We created something that enables us to grasp truth. This allows us to explore the universe without using our senses. Mathematics was one of the first creations of humans that exists beyond a physical world.

26 Airplanes


27 Discovery and Control of Electricity

Of all man's accomplishments, most would not have been possible without the harnessing of electricity.

Non of the things rated higher than this could have been done without this

28 Phone
29 Created Cars


30 Built the International Space Station

Better than the moon landing because it was made internationally and is a greater unifying force in my opinion.

The first stepping stone to humains living away from earth

Large scale construction at zero g

31 Creation of United Nations

After all we have a place to talk.discus and mitigate our differences.

32 Discovering Calculus

Math... without it we could not reach the moon, we could not even begin to imagine quantum computing, and we could not ever have mastered flight. I mean if you're going do a loop in a plane then you need to calculate the gravitational pull and factor the weight.

Without it, many things today wouldn't exist

33 The Popsicle

Personal victory

Lad popsicle is sick init

34 Reaching the South Pole

While it may not be the moon landing, it was still an amazing journey to reach the South Pole.

35 Anime

It taught humanity to never give up and follow their dreams. Believe it!

36 Created the Radio

If someone had a good enough receiver then we could have already contacted aliens

37 Deep Space Probes

To have an object made on this earth but have it roaming our neighbours Galaxy is quite remarkable. I'm not certain exactly what information is being gathered but any is good I imagine.

38 Mapping and Exploring the Whole Planet

We've reached every corner of our world

39 Invention of Zero
40 Created Medicine

Us humans managed to create cometic drugs that have allowed us to live on from illnesses that would have killed people thousands of years ago

41 Creation of the Boeing 747

A true miracle and also probably one of the gratest achivments in avation and man kind

42 Discovery of Geometric Shapes and Angles

So interesting

43 Projectile Weapons

Poop in pant

Death from a distance

44 The Discovery of the Double Helix Structure of Dna

Watson and crick's work revolutionized human biology. The genome project existed because of these guys

45 The Space Telescope

This will eventually help us find a replacement for earth and eventually save the human race in general

46 Discovered World is Round

Yes, we have discovered the world is round, Finally and I don't know what else to say :/

47 Split The Atom

To not only find the smallest unit of matter but then split it is truly a testament to human ingenuity and willpower.

48 General Theory of Relativity
49 Creation of Metal Objects
50 Discovering Hygiene/Sterilization

Allowing surgery and understanding of the immune system/ infection over all

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