Top Ten Inventions in the Last 200 Years

The Top Ten

1 The Internet

This comment would be VERY hard to write if there were no internet. - fireinside96

Sometimes would the world be better without the internet. Possibly people did survive without it. What's wrong with reading books, talking to people in real life, you will find board games easier than video games no I'm not on about snakes and ladders. There are many board games out there and talking to people face to face.

You wouldn't be reading this without it. And sliced bread honestly isn't that impressive to be honest... - deadgrass27

Life will be boring without it

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2 Automobiles

Love cars so much I die for the bugatti veyron and the ford mustang. How cool would it be to own your dream car. Cars are to die for. Ohh

We would be late for everything without them

Ain't nobody got time fo' walking

Automobiles. Proudly serving the world since 1885.

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3 Light Bulb

That's really great and awesome.Without it,we may find many difficulties in economic.

Without it: can't see in the dark so there wouldn't be any interior rooms, car can't see in the dark so you wouldn't drive at night, there'd be no monitor for your computer and thus there'd be no internet for this list. - Zahveed

It is amazing because it gives us light and then we don't need torches or candles.

It's a good invention, Thomas Edison you rock dude!

Actually, Joseph Swan invented the first incandescent light bulb - Ajkloth

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4 Television

I like trains

As if this wouldn't be in the top 5.

After that, the second greatest invention was the mute button.

It's my life to be honest

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5 Personal Computer


You can't access internet without this one and for mobile phones, it costs very expensive - ronluna

The personal computer makes so much information easily accessible.


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6 Antibiotics

A lot of people would be dead without them!

I hate this invention

Some people will die with out them

Antibiotics and all immunity boosting drugs should be bracketed together. Although they work slightly differently, the principle remains the same. Increasing internal fighting power against viruses and bacteria.

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7 Airplanes

I like turtles

Airplanes help us to go from country to country... Now day we can go from country to another country and makes new fried or we can study outside our country.

I wanna be plane driver when older

8 Video Games


I would be dead without videogames

This is one of the best things ever it's the best! O I am kind of a nerd :D

... And parents say video games are useless laugh out loud

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9 Telephone

I am attached constantly to my mobile; couldn't live without it! :D

Everyone uses it and people use it for school and jobs to research like I am now

This is number two behind internet

10 Printing Press

Uh, the printing press was made in the year 1450. It is safe to say it isn't an invention in the past 200 years

Invented way longer than 200 years ago - ColdTurkey

Yeah, not within 200 years

The Contenders

11 Cell Phone

And it's portable & wireless ladies and gentlemen!

I would not do without this xx

Well said...

12 Camera

It's a very good invention because I wouldn't go toilet other wise

Good memory saving device

13 Penicillin

Is just not real enough if u don't know what I'm talking about listen to till I collapse

14 Refrigerator

I personally think that a refrigerator is a life saver cause it keeps our food nice and cool

Without a refrigerator food will spoil more easily - 170253

15 Atom Bomb

Who does not like explosions! I am talking about testing nothing else...

I like explosions

It destroies things we don't like.

16 Condoms

That is quality content

Their really good I use them


Certainly not, it allows free sex hence preventing the redirection of sexual energy for greater human accomplishment.

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17 Solar Panel

They are awesome

This is awesome

18 Satellite

GPS would have been impossible without the satellites. Navigation, many app-based services and delivery depend on the GPS., Even modern warfare depends heavily on the GPS.

19 Electric Guitar Electric Guitar The electric guitar is a type of guitar that unlike an acoustic guitar, is solid body instead of hollow. They use pickups and amps to produce sound that's audible from more than a few feet. They are mainly used in rock and metal music and in those genres are commonly the main instruments. A few notable more.

Electric guitars gave us music. Music gave us The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Rolling Stones, and many more great artists. Therefore, without electric guitars or instruments, we wouldn't have music. - kaitlynrad11

Electric bass, Dude... To get the funk out.

Is there really any doubt?

20 Air-conditioning

Refrigeration has saved more lives than surgery

Using the restroom in Air-conditioning is just the best

Refrigeration and aieconditioning put together brought about cooling and freezing. A boon to modern living and medical storage.

21 Machine Gun

gang gang

Because its raw asf


22 Handheld Game Consoles

Making nerds hard since 1999

Yay I like Mario

Ya good

23 Memes

The best thing on this list


Definitely best invention

24 The Mute Button on a Remote Control

Next to the wheel this is the second best invention. It's all about control... -

Weirdly specific - ColdTurkey


25 Rock N' Roll
26 Playstation

Xbox are better

Awesome and sometimes gets you thinking

27 Nuclear Power
28 Sliced Bread

Better than bread

its bread

is the best thing since well sliced bread

29 Automatic Weapons
30 Film
31 Push Up Bra

Obviously that gets sexual activity

More boobies

32 The Elevator

Enabled people to go past 6 floors, before then people would not trudge up any higher.

33 Duct Tape

Haha you can use it to tape your sisters mouth shut so helpfull

Duct tape is amasing laugh out loud

34 iPhone

Can not live without mine

What?!?!? its probabaly the one of the most used item in the world!

35 Tekken
36 Bass Guitar

the worlds greatest invention: Lets Bring the Butter so WE can spread the Jam - tuhetch

37 Tesla Coil
38 Large Hadron Collider

World's most powerful machine, some say powerful enough to create a black hole and destroy Earth!

The Pyramid of modern age. The ultimate accomplishment for the standard model.

39 iPad

L loovvee the iPad I think I wanna marry it!

Goodgames lots of fu in it

Ita good thing its the best thing ever

40 iPod Touch

IPods are some stream music play games!

41 Pillow Pets

Its a pillow its a pet its a pillow pet

I have 9 of these things and counting!

42 Can Opener
43 Compact Disc
44 Zagu
45 Websites
46 Slushy Magic

This society today would not live without slushy magic.

47 Viagra

Helping old dudes get laid since 1994

*commercial guy*

Viagra, helping your old man get laid since 1994!

48 MP3 Player
49 DVD
50 Translators
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