Sunday, September 16, 2007

Wikipedia's Timeline of Inventions


The problem with Wikipedia is that you never know if the wondrous facts listed there prove that truth is stranger than fiction, or if some crank is simply having fun at your expense. The Wikipedia Timeline of Invention is a particularly eyebrow-raising page--dental drill invented in 7,000 B.C.? Ships and pottery invented before agriculture? Reciprocating piston engines in the 13th century?

Inventions from the last century, at least, seem to be on the up-and-up. Click here and scroll down to see what fun inventions came about in your own lifetime; your correspondent was born after the computer mouse but before the personal computer, which just seems damned strange.

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