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Man's great inventions...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fab Foodie, 22 Dec 2007.

  1. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I assume we all rate the modern bicycle as one of man's greatest inventions, but what of other more mundane everyday things that have elegant simplicity and perform beautifully.

    I was pondering this wider question as I used one of my favourite of man-made designs...
    The Kick-step.
     
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Pies. Most definitely, Pies.
     
  3. +1 10/10 for the idea
     
  4. Cutting edge...
     
  5. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    What's that, then?
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    OK Hilldoger :laugh:....please correct me... (I'm no expert on the development of the bicycle)
    I guess it's the Safety bicycle and onwards that I was thinking of, the direct ancestor of our present designs...
     
  7. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Canal Locks

    I love elegant, simple technology.
     
  8. sloe

    sloe New Member

    Location:
    Banffshire
    The Bloody Mary, a most versatile invention. Very good with sloe gin by the way by the way by the way.
     
  9. Maverick Goose

    Maverick Goose A jumped up pantry boy, who never knew his place

    Tea.
     
  10. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    The Wheel? or does it have to be modern, in which case I'm going for velcro.
     
  11. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    1st. The atom bomb.

    2nd Handlebar end plugs.

    3rd Mini skirts.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    2 and 3 are good...but the atom-bomb is not very "every-day" in the way that the Stanley-knife and Velcro are...

    Pies on the other hand...:ohmy:
     
  13. sloe

    sloe New Member

    Location:
    Banffshire
    The doughnut.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Ring or Jam, custard or apple, Fresh Cream & Jam?

    Oh, yesssss:tongue::tongue:
     
  15. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Better than a pie? I think not. :ohmy: