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20 Most Important Inventions of All Time

5. The Steam Engine


1792 – Probably lead to the start of the industrial revolution at the turn of the following century.

4. The Printing Press


1450 – Single-handedly led commoners to overthrow governments in Europe. No longer did the masses have to listen to a Priest about the Bible, rather they would learn to read on their own and were able to interrupt themselves.

3. Electricity


Late 19th Centry – Need we really say more?

2. Fire


BC – The first means of warmth and the basis for energy for years to come.

1. Wheel


The wheel provided humanity with the ability to farm, which made us less nomadic and added to our ability to free up time and discover other great inventions.




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