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What is the World’s Greatest Invention? Watch the New Miss America Contestants Answer Vintage Questions

If someone asked you what the world’s greatest invention was, what would you say? The computer? The car? Flaming hot Cheetos? During the 1958 Miss America competition, this question was posed to Miss Colorado, who had a pretty good answer that still …
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The greatest invention ever? Maybe. But the most damaging too? Probably.

IN the mid-18th century, or so the story goes, a worker in a cotton factory in the north of England called Jenny accidentally knocked over her spinning wheel. Looking on, her boss, James Hargreaves, noticed that the device kept working as normal, with the …
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Thousands Stand Up for Mankind’s Greatest Invention- Science

Thousands of scientists from around the world did something that seemed unimaginable a few years ago. They stood up and made their voices heard in defense of science. Thousands of scientists braved a steady light rain and cool temperatures to gather on the …
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Craig Ferguson: What’s the Greatest Invention Since 1950?

Those tiny rubber boots that dogs wear in the rain: just one candidate in our book for the Greatest Invention Since 1950. But don’t let us decide for you. On this episode of HISTORY’s Join or Die with Craig Ferguson, Craig and his guests sit down to …
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