Wednesday, June 25, 2008

10 Great Inventions

Just found out about an interesting website, Ten on Tuesday from Jean at Bluebirds. . . check it out if you have time. This week's theme is to make a list of 10 inventions that have made life easier, and it doesn't matter when they were invented. I haven't seen anyone's list except for Jean's yet, and hers is a GREAT list! For me, these inventions were significant (and are in no particular order):

1) The Polio Vaccine
2) Television
3) Flat Irons (can't live without mine!)
4) Airplanes
5) The Printing Press
6) Lawn Mowers
7) Indoor Plumbing
8) Electricity
9) Rescue Inhalers for Asthma
10) The Dishwasher

(As my mom always says, "God Bless the man who invented the dishwasher!") Actually, I just found out that it was a WOMAN who invented the dishwasher, Josephine Cochran. (Makes sense, doesn't it?) She introduced her new invention at the 1893 World's Fair, but it actually didn't catch on until the 1950s!


SweetAnnee said...

Oh you can't believe some of the GREAT things that were introduced at the 1893 Worlds Fair..
I just read a mystery (history)
Devil in the White City
about the fair
Go Women!!

Chriss Rollins said...

Very interesting post Jann, thank you for sharing with others.
have a good day.
Chriss x

Jean said...

oooh good list, jann!! the polio vaccine was a good one...and that's pretty neat that the dishwasher was a woman's idea...

Treasure Barn said...

Neat post Jann. Also I love hte That's The Ticket ATC. How cute is that !

Pop on over to my blog and see what I have done with the image of your great grandmother. I hope you like it.


Treasure Barn said...

I am happy you like what I did with the image of your Great Grandmother. Thanks so much for sharing her with me.

The ATC information was interesting huh? Lots of things there that I didn't know.

Thanks for the comments on my son and also for the prayers.

Have a lovely day Jann

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wow! A woman invented the dishwasher. Why am I not surprised!!

TiffanyJane said...

Hi Jann.....Great post....all important things! So a woman invented the dishwasher huh! But of course!
I was a "dish washer" growing up, until my parents finally got one, yea!
Have a great weekend!