Poll:What has been your country's contribution to the world?

7 Answers

  • 12 months ago
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    Ready? here we go:

    The telephone – invented by Scottish-born Alexander Graham Bell, in Brantford, Ontario. Patented in the U.S. (so, we’ve gotta share this one I guess)

    Insulin – Frederick Banting, Charles Best and James Collip, c. 1922

    The light bulb – Henry Woodward and Matthew Evans, 1874 (patent later sold to Thomas Edison)

    Canola – Keith Downey and Baldur R. Stafansson (from natural rapeseed), early 1970’s

    Basketball – James Naismith, 1891

    Hockey –Windsor, Nova Scotia c1800

    The goalie mask – Jacques Plante, 1959

    Jockstrap hard cup – 1927

    Sunglasses for snow blindness – Inuit in Canada’s Arctic

    The egg carton – Joseph Leopold Coyle, 1917

    Superman – Joe Shuster (artist), 1932

    Instant Replay – CBC, Hockey Night in Canada, 1955

    IMAX –Roman Kroitor (co-inventor), 1968

    AM radio – Reginald Fessenden, 1906

    The Walkie-talkie – Donald L. Hings and Alfred J. Gross, 1942

    The paint roller – Norman James Breakey, c1940

    The snowblower – Arthur Sicard, 1925

    The snowmobile – Joseph-Armand (Bombardier), 1937

    The Prosthetic Hand – Helmut Lucas, 1971

    The Electron Microscope – J. Hillier, A. Prebus and E.F. Burton (University of Toronto), 1938

    The electric wheelchair – George Johann Klein, c1949

    The steam-powered foghorn – Robert Foulis, 1854

    Sonar – Reginald Fessenden

    The Cardiac Pacemaker – John Hopps, 1951

    Peanut butter – Marcellus Gilmore Edson (patented), 1884

    Pablum – Frederick Tisdall, Theodore Drake and Allan Brown, 1930

    Easy-Off oven cleaner – Herbert McCool, 1932

    Canadarm – SPAR Aerospace (used for NASA’s Space Shuttle Program), 1981

    Cirque du Soleil – Guy Laiiberte and Gilles Ste-Croix, 1984

    5-pin bowling – Thomas F. Ryan, 1909

    Trivial Pursuit – Chris Haney and Scott Abbott, 1979

    The Wonderbra push-up – Louise Poirier, 1964

    The Robertson screw – P. L. Robertson, 1909

    Poutine – Le Lutin qui rit, Warwick PQ, 1957

    Canada Dry Ginger Ale – John J. McLaughlin, 1904

    Canadian-only chocolate bars: Coffee Crisp – Rowntree’s, 1938; Crispy Crunch – Cadbury, 1912

    The birch bark canoe, the toboggan and snowshoes – Indigenous Peoples

    The Alkaline Battery – Lewis Urry, 1954

    The caulking gun – Theordore Witte, 1894

    The plastic garbage bag – Harry Waslykin, 1950

    The Bloody Caesar – invented in Calgary, Alberta, 1969

    Plexiglass – William Chalmers (McGill University), 1931

    Explosives Vapour Detector – Lorne Elias, 1985

    Computerized Braille – Roland Galarneau, 1972

    Java programming language – James Gosling, 1991

    The Blackberry – Mike Lazaridis, 1984

    Standard time zones – Sir Sandford Fleming, 1883

    Collerette ladder for fire fighting – Rodrigue Colleret, 1896

    Electric oven – Thomas Ahearn, 1882

    Yukon Gold potato – Gary R. Johnston, 1966

  • Mrs H
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    Recently, we've been making everybody laugh

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  • Lee
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    It was the place for the (failed) Trump-Kim summit.

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  • 12 months ago

    I know my country created Insulin.

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    Mostly raping and pillaging and destroying, you know, just like most of the wealthier nations.

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  • 12 months ago

    Ancestral? Soldiers and Athletes.

    Birth? Freedom and money.

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    Way too much of my money - that was paid in taxes.

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