Most famous invention to come out of your country?

What do you think is the most famous or best invention to have come out of your country? I live in Scotland and think ours would probably be the Television (John Logie Baird).

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell (Scottish)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    1861 Telephone (Philip Reis)

    1876 Ammonia Refrigerator (Karl von Linde)

    1877 Four-Stroke Internal Combustion Engine (the motor in every car) (Nikolaus August Otto)

    1885 Automobile (Daimler-Benz/ Karl Benz)

    1895 X-rays (discovery), Nobel Prize in Physics 1901 (Wilhelm C. Röntgen )

    1899 Aspirin® (Felix Hoffmann)

    1928 First Scientific Pregnancy Test (Selmar Aschheim)

    1995 MP3 MPEG Level 3 (Karlheinz Brandenburg

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    1364 Baseball

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  • 1 decade ago

    Basketball - Canada

    Taken from the NBA website:

    'The roots of basketball are firmly embedded in Canada. In 1891 the game was invented by Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian who hailed from Almonte, Ontario.

    Having been given the task of creating a new indoor sports activity while conducting a physical education class at the international YMCA training school in Springfield, Massachusetts, Naismith designed what we now call basketball. The original game involved 13 rules and a peach basket hung ten feet above the floor. Even though it took place in the United States, at least ten of the players who participated in the first-ever game were university students from Quebec.

    Basketball was invented by Canadian Dr. James Naismith.


    Basketball played by school and local amateur teams has been part of the Canadian sports scene since the turn of the century. Hoops teams representing Canada have participated in Olympic Games since 1936 and in the World Championships since 1954.

    One of the most storied amateur teams in Canadian basketball history is the Edmonton Commercial Graduates (Grad's), a group of Canadian women who dominated the sport in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Over 25 years, the Grad's played 522 games at home and abroad, against both women's and men's teams. The Grad's accomplished a record-breaking winning streak of 147 games and throughout their basketball tenure won a remarkable 502 times.

    The National Basketball Association also has origins in Canada. The NBA's first game was played in Toronto over fifty years ago, on November 1, 1946 when the New York Knickerbockers defeated the Toronto Huskies 68-66 at Maple Leaf Gardens. The teams were part of the Basketball Association of America, the forerunner to the NBA.

    The Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies joined the NBA beginning in the 1995-96 season, becoming the first non-U.S. cities to join the league since the Toronto Huskies were one-year members of the BAA. In summer 2001, the Grizzlies relocated from Vancouver to Memphis, Tennessee.'

  • Mon
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The most used and well known would be sugar extracted from beet roots. Napoleon wanted to end France's dependence on foreign sugar which at this time was all extracted from sugar cane. He commissioned a concourse throughout the country for anyone that could find the solution. When the inventor showed his work to Napoleon the Emperor immediately took of his Legion d'honneur and gave it to the man.

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  • 1 decade ago


    Internet Scamming [1990]. Its now the exclusive preserve of SA.

    Legendary Christian Crusades: [Lekki Redemption '96] Over 5 million people in Attendance.

    Architecture: Greatest sit in auditorium without pillars inbetween. Sits 50,000 persons comfortably. [Canaanland Ota].

    Computer MathCad [Phillip Emeagwali]

  • Sue
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Irish Folk tales

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Blackmail was invented in Northumberland, England.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    The philosophy of existentialism was greatly influenced/(many give him credit as the first existentialist philosopher) Soren Kierkegaard

  • 1 decade ago

    The telephone! (well the guy who invented it was scottish, i think he was in america or something at the time tho)

    i never knew scotland invented all this!! . .

  • 1 decade ago


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