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British inventions that changed the history of the world

These are some of the most commonly used inventions that were created by the British. You’re going to be completely surprised!!

 

Telephone

Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 16.34.10This was one of the most important inventions for all of humanity, making it possible to establish simultaneous communication in real time, making a great difference with the telegraph. It was not able to do so despite serving for The Alexander Graham Bell telephone was patented in 1876 and it marked a turning point in the development of communications.

 

Football

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As everyone knows football is the most practiced sport in the world. There are many legends about its origin, there is even the theory that football was invented by the Guarani, according to the first dictionary of the Guarani language in 1639, which contains the oldest record on this sport.

So no one doubts that modern football was born on British lands, there are not so many certainties as to which civilisation was the first to play football. Its creation is attributed to England, country that regulated the game in 1863 through the Football Association (FA), the first association of the sport.

 

Chocolate Bar

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A chocolate bar is a chocolate confection in a rectangular form, which distinguishes it from bulk chocolate produced for commercial use or individually portioned chocolates such as pastilles, bon-bons, and truffles.

Joseph Fry was a chocolate maker, but it was not until 1847 when his grandchildren invented a new breakthrough at the confectionery. It was in their factory in Bristol where they created the first chocolate bar. It was named Fry Chocolate Dream Bar. JS Fry & Sons also made the first Easter chocolate egg and later merged with the chocolate giants Cadbury in 1919.

 

Vacuum flask

17OzVacuumFlaskBottle878058581452105828A vacuum flask, also known as a Dewar flask, Dewar bottle or thermos; is an insulating storage vessel that greatly lengthens the time over which its contents remain hot. Invented by Sir James Dewar in 1892, the vacuum flask consists of two flasks, placed one within the other and joined at the neck. Probably could be the result one cold English winter.

 

Greeting card

greeting-cardsHenry Cole was bored writing letters to his friends, one day he came up with the idea of hiring an artist to create a nice image and printed copies. This way it was much easier since people just had to colour the image. This happened in 1948 when he invented the Christmas postcard and greeting card, that later it would be taken as a business opportunity.

 

Internet (World Wide Web)

dia-mundial-da-internet-segura_gSir Timothy John Berners-Lee (born 8 June 1955), also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet in mid-November the same year.

 

Sewing machine

$_32Sewing machines were invented to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies during the first Industrial Revolution. Since the invention of the first working sewing machine invented by Englishman Thomas Saint in 1790, the sewing machine has greatly improved the efficiency and productivity of the clothing industry.

 

Sunglasses

Silver-Kartz-Metal-Aviator-Sunglasses-SDL443130862-1-5b163James Ayscough was an English optician and designer and maker of scientific instruments. He became known for his microscopes. His shop was in London between 1740 and 1759. Around the year 1752, James Ayscough introduced spectacles with double-hinged side pieces.[1] Although he made clear lenses, he recommended lenses tinted blue or green to treat some vision problems. These spectacles with tinted lenses are believed to be the precursors to sunglasses.

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