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Nov 16, 2010, 09:39 AM
 
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Nov 16, 2010, 09:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Actually, the hamburger *does* appear to be an American invention.

It's derived from Hamburg Steak, which was the name given to beef patties by German immigrants and sailors.

Possibly.
I was kidding...well especially since it's absolutely not clear who "invented" the Hamburger and the many theories that try to explain it's oringin!
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Nov 16, 2010, 09:59 AM
 
Forgot another one on my list, morbid obesity.
     
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Nov 16, 2010, 10:17 AM
 
The first flight is a complicated subject, which is why I didn't touch upon that.

The rest was enough to deflate a properly misaligned ego.
     
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Nov 16, 2010, 10:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
Forgot another one on my list, morbid obesity.
I think that was a Roman invention, mostly.

(Or probably more likely Assyrian or something like that. But the Romans made it into more of a lifestyle.)
     
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Nov 16, 2010, 10:45 AM
 
I nominate this bad boy


( Last edited by Chongo; Nov 16, 2010 at 10:54 AM. )
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A Gatling gun? I always wanted one.
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Nov 16, 2010, 11:06 AM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
I nominate this bad boy
Belgium.
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Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Belgium.
The Belgian invention was a grapeshot gun that needed reloading.

The Gatling was the first continuous-fire gun.
     
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The 2010 San Francisco Giants.
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Nov 17, 2010, 09:06 AM
 
hamburgers were invented by the Romans
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Nov 17, 2010, 01:56 PM
 
Toilet paper. In good times and bad you still need it. It's non-political etc.
     
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Nov 17, 2010, 02:36 PM
 
The cotton gin.

Assembly line manufacturing?

Patent disputes.

Cage matches between Edison and Bell.

The space shuttle.

Velcro and Tang.
     
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Nov 17, 2010, 02:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
Toilet paper. In good times and bad you still need it. It's non-political etc.
First documented in china, 589 AD.
     
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Nov 17, 2010, 05:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
The cotton gin.
Cotton is from Mexico and Gin is from Europe.
     
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Chinese food & Pizza
I miss the days of the G5 and XPS Pentium 4 running side by side as high-end machines.
     
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Double Think
     
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An anti-matter trap and storage device.
UC Berkeley physicists trap antimatter atoms
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Apple Computer
     
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Nov 19, 2010, 04:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
Toilet paper. In good times and bad you still need it. It's non-political etc.
i prefer the hole in the ground type of toilet, it's far more hygienic
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KITT.

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