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Top 10 Most Useful Scientific Revolution Inventions

Scientific Revolution

priya hebbar

on 15 November 2012

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Top 10 Most Useful Inventions By Priya Hebbar #1 The Pencil #2 Printing Press #3 Flush Toilet #5 Scissors #6 Sandwich #4 Piano #7 Pendulum Clock Inventor: Nicholas Jacques Conte ( A French officer of Napolean's Army)
Date: 1564
Purpose: To write with. With out the pencil we would be unable to have an effective way to write.
Fun Facts: The graphite rods were mistakenly thought of as lead. The word pencil came from penicillus, a latin word meaning little tail, which was the Greeks writing utensil. Date:1436
Inventor: Johannes Gutenberg
Purpose: Create copies of books as well as other written papers quickly. The prices of books now went down and ideas were spread faster.
Interesting Facts: The first book to be printed was the bible. Date: 1596
Inventor: Sir John Harrington (godson of Queen Elizabeth)
Purpose: An improved toilet that was indoor and helped prevent bad odor. This new toilet brought society closer to the our modern society.
Fun Fact: The invention was called "A Metamorphosis of Ajax". Only Harrington and Queen Elizabeth used it. Date: 1720
Inventor: Bartolomeo Cristofori of Padua
Purpose: Offered a variety sounds ranging from soft to loud, unlike the harpsichord. This improved music and offering a variety of styles.
Fun Facts: The first upright piano was creatd 60 years after this one. Date: 1761
Inventor: Robert Hinchcliffe
Purpose: All though many societies had understood two metal pieces anchored together offered more power, Hinchcliffe's design is the most modern. Date: 1762
Inventor: John Montagu
Purpose: A faster way to eat a meal, now days people use sandwiches for lunch.
Fun Facts: Montagu was reputed for eating to long of meals, therefore he invented the sandwich. Date: 1581
Inventor: Galileo
Purpose: To improve the clock by being more accurate.
Fun Fact: The average error of the pendulum clock was only seconds. #8 Battery #9 Cotton Gin #10 Mayonnaise Date: 1800
Inventor: Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Purpose: To provide an electric source of energy. Without this invention many of the devices we have today would not be powered.
Fun Fact: The battery was also called the voltaic pile. Date: 1794
Inventor: Eli Whitney
Purpose: Replaced the job of separating cotton seeds by hand with a machine and started the cotton revolution. The cotton gin help modernize the industry and mass produce cotton.
Fun Fact: Whitney went out of business when owners did not pay him for his machine. Date: 1756
Inventor: French chef of Duc de Richelieu, second cousin of Cardinal Richelieu.
Purpose: There was no cream in the kitchen, so the chef substituted olive oil and created a new sauce. Almost all sandwiches have mayonnaise on it today.
Fun Fact: The chef named it "Mahonnaise" in honor of the Duc's victory. Cites Used (URLS) http://www.helium.com/items/784446-history-of-mayonnaise http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/1500.shtml http://www.mce.k12tn.net/renaissance/inventions.htm http://www.catalogs.com/info/gadgets/the-history-of-scissors.html
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